Well guys, we made it. It’s been a few weeks since I started putting Proactiv to the test and I have some very interesting results to share! When I started photographing for this review I had to pose by my favorite quote on my bedroom wall, “
fake it work it until you make it” because I think this totally holds true with skincare: you can try to fake bad skin as much as you can with foundations and concealers but why not work it out with a good skincare regimen that really gets to the root of the problem?
//Proactiv review: the storm before the calm
So let’s start with some quick background about my skin and why I jumped to the Proactiv bandwagon: I have combo skin, oily in the t-zone and severely dry everywhere else with lots of acne. Kind of a mess, I know, so I tried Proactiv to help with the acne portion. Here’s how my skin has changed:
-It’s become drier. I knew this was going to happen since Proactiv is all about oil control and any kind of acne medication is drying.
-I no longer have acne on my cheeks.
-The acne bumps on my forehead have gone down. Not completely, but they’ve gotten better.
-The acne that does show up isn’t as bad. I haven’t gotten any cystic acne or bad zits, so I’m hoping this is a trend that will continue.
So my advice is, try out the 3-step system (Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Repairing Treatment) but don’t use it on areas of your face that are severely dry, because this will only make it worse. Concentrate this on the areas of your face where you have bad oil and acne but make sure you use lots of the moisturizer because it’s so important to rehydrate your face often, especially when using a strong anti-acne medication.
Side note-your skin will absolutely hate you for about 3 weeks. Everybody goes through it when they change skincare, but I definitely noticed that my skin got a lot worse before it started to calm down.
So if you’re any more interested in Proactiv-and I hope you are!-you can check out their products online and see it this is the system for you. You can also check out my first impressions of trying this out and see how it compares to my overall review!
I’d love to know, how do you work to control problem areas in your skin?
Thanks for reading,