Breaking Free from Acne Feardom

Acne was one of my main skin problems back in my teens. It was a recurring problem back them, although, I do still get a pimple or two once in a while, it has become more manageable now. Back in my teens, I was recommended to try an anti-acne line by a relative who claimed that it worked wonders on her daughter's acne. I decided to try the same anti-acne line and it was the product that finally rid me of my acne problems. That anti-acne line was Proactiv.

Whether you are in your teens or are middle-aged, you can get acne. According to The Mayo Clinic, acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.

Four main factors cause acne – excess oil production; hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells; bacteria and excess activity of a type of hormone. Effective treatments are available but acne can be persistent. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you deal with your acne problem, the lower the risk of such problems.

There is one product that will help you achieve all your skincare goals. In fact, Kendall Jenner, an American model and media personality, swears by Proactiv, the product that helped her overcome her acne problem. She adds that it was the American formula of Proactiv that helped her solve her acne issues, and that each country may have a different formula available. You should check the formula that is available in your country. The Proactiv formula in the Philippines contains salicylic acid. Learn more about Kendall’s story at the Proactiv Philippines Facebook page.

Proactiv+ is a dermatologist-developed, scientifically proven 3-Step Clear Skin System with a new Salicylic-acid based formulation, an effective solution simplified into three steps to help control and balance oily skin, reduce visible pore size and make skin smoother and brighter. The Proactiv+ 3-step Clear Skin System starts with a Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. Apply a small amount to dampened skin. Using your fingertips, gently massage in a circular motion for one to two minutes avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and proceed to the second step – Pore Targeting Treatment which stops the acne at the source.

Use one to two pumps of the Pore Targeting Treatment and apply it to your entire clean and dry face. Do not rinse off. The Pore Targeting Treatment contains salicylic acid which dissolves all the dirt that clogs pores and causes acne. When it has been fully absorbed, you can proceed to the last step which involves the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator which diminishes awkward acne marks and brightens the skin.

With your fingertips, apply the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator generously to your entire face. Do not rinse off. Once it has been absorbed by your face, you can go to bed with the assurance that you will wake up with skin that is ready to face another hectic day. It is advisable that the Proactive+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is used twice a day to achieve better results.

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At the regular rate, you may avail of the 30-day kit for Php3,250 which includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliate 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30 ml and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30ml. You can also avail of the 60-day kit at Php4,680 which includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml; Pore Targeting Treatment 60 ml and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml. Proactiv products are also available at