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post #1 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Proactiv?

I have really oily skin and I used to break out pretty bad all over. I started tanning about 3 years ago and that was the only thing that stopped me from breaking out. I recently promised my mom that I would stop tanning and since then I have begun to break out again . I have been thinking about trying Proactiv, im curious to see how many people have tried it and if they liked it or not
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post #2 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 12:18 AM
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I don't use it but I have friends that do. It bleached there skin really bad!

I really like the clean n clear kit you can get at walmart and most drug stores.

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Bleached their skin?
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 12:22 AM
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Bleached their skin?
yes. It is not some thing I recomend

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post #5 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 12:26 AM
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I have a roommate who used it and absolutely loved it. She said it worked better then anything else she tried. I used her facemask a few times and it did make my skin very smooth and soft.
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post #6 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 01:02 AM
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I used proactive for a while but I don't know if the chemicals were too harsh or what, but it actually made my acne worse. Plus, it irritated my skin something fierce, even when I just used it every other day. I have recently had much better luck with this


I wash my face with it twice a day and I have really noticed a marked improvement. My acne is less intense and even when I do get a pimple, they aren't nearly as large or painful as they used to be. I have even noticed that my pores are much smaller.

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Two 'tricks' I use to make my break outs less severe.

Blackhead scrub. The cheap kind works just as well. I exfoliate with that in the shower.

Oat and honey masks. Manuka honey if you can afford it. I use baby oatmeal, 1/4 C mixed with a tsp or so of water til it is a thick paste. Add in honey until it will smear. It feels kind of creepy but...

It shrinks pores, softens skin, exfoliates and eliminates the bacteria that causes acne. Regular honey works okay, the manuka honey is amazing. I only do oatmeal every third day but will use the manuka honey daily in my 'trouble' areas. You won't believe how soft it makes your skin!

I have very very sensitive skin. While I never used proactiv, it probably would have made my skin worse.
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post #8 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 01:38 AM
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I used proactiv when I was pegnant with my secong baby. My face went crazy with that one. I thought it worked great but I have pretty normal skin, nothing really problematic about it. It seems like people with sesitve skin get bad results but for me I got the results the product promised.
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post #9 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 02:28 AM
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Personally, and as a person who continues to struggle with acne even at my advanced age, I would recommend against it. Simply because everyone's skin is different. I have known only one person who has used this and been pleased.

As for myself, I have extremely oily skin as well. EVERY acne medicine I ever tried broke me out worse, if not at first, then within a month.

My remedy is extremely cheap and it's never failed me.
I use regular rubbing alcohol, or if that is too harsh for you, witch hazel also works and vitamin E.

In the morning I DO NOT wash my face. After my shower, I rub alcohol on with a cotton ball, until it comes away completely clean, no skin oil or dirt what so ever. Then I lather completely in vitamin E. NOT a vitamin E lotion, but just regular vitamin E, they sell it in a big, fat jar for like 2 bucks. I sit for about two minutes. If my skin soaks up all the vitamin e right away, I keep putting more on till it takes a little longer to soak up. About 5 min.

Do the same thing before bed. I haven't had a major pimple since I've started this about 3 years ago.

The thing is, with the alcohol you are completely wiping out ALL the oil in your face.
The vitamin E is not only replenishing the oil, but the actual vitamin has acne fighting properties. Vitamin E actually FIGHTS pimples.
No joke, type in 'Vitamin E , Acne' into google.

Anyhow, for some people I have recommended this to, twice a day has been too much. My BF just uses the alcohol/vitamin in the A.M. And then applies the vitamin again before he goes to bed without the alcohol.

I hope this helps. Believe me, I know what it's like to deal with this problem. I also use the same lotion on my shoulders, which break out in the winter.

You can also use vitamin E capsules and puncture them and put the gel from inside on your face, that is the most concentrated, best form I have found and it makes my skin feel tighter and brighter. (Probably not an issue for you, yet, lol.)

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post #10 of 21 Old 03-15-2011, 03:05 PM
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I would not recommend it. I have heard a lot of people swear by it and I think it probably does work great, but it does cause burns on your skin. Seeing your family physician about it will provide you with either medications or refer you to someone that can help you with it.
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