Proactiv: Does It Work?


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I'm sure many of you, like me, are searching for that miracle product that will transform your complexion into complete flawlessness. Proactiv Solutions is an extremely well known acne clarification product.  This system is highly advertised through infomercials to be the best formula for fighting acne on the market today. Their popular ads are generally known and endorsed by A-list celebrities who promote Proactiv's promise of a better complexion, free of acne and blemishes. The infomercials almost seem too good to be true.  With hundreds, and even thousands of products on the market today, the acne treatment industry is highly competitive.  The mutual feeling in our society is that these products just don't seem to work.  How can teens and those suffering from acne possibly know where to begin looking for a solution to their problem?  It may seem unlikely that this brand, above all others, is the key.  But through the effective use of advertising, Proactiv is able to convey the rationale that "You have nothing to lose but your acne!"

I did some research and found that it wasn't the leading brand when ranked by an acne forum online.  The conclusion was that you could get many of the same results by utilizing more cost effective alternatives, such as a drugstore brand like Clearasil.  I know that everyone's skin is different, so I feel that there cannot be one miracle product that works universally. The only way to know for sure is to give it a try. Have any of you used Proactiv and found success?

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I've used Proactiv since my freshman year of high school, and let me tell you, acne isn't the only thing you lose. It's expensive! I started having acne when I was about 12. I started off with Neutrogena, which didn't work, then moved on to Clearasil, which worked for a couple years until my skin appeared to become immune to the medication. Then, I tried regular Proactiv, but it wasn't strong enough... finally, I found success with Extra Strength Proactiv. However, it's not perfect: my skin gets pretty dry and I still have minor breakouts from time to time. This could be due to other factors such as diet and whatnot, but still--I don't think any acne medication works perfectly. This article explains how acne happens and offers some tips on preventing it: http://www.menscience.com/The-Science-of-Breakouts_ep_134.html

Acne is something that many people deal with, including myself. I think this post is interesting because we often sweep the Proactive advertisements we see on TV under the rug. I had never known anyone to use proactive, so it was interesting to find out that it really is just like any other acne medication, and that acne is individual so it may work for some but not for others. I became interested in how we could prevent the acne before it shows up on our face. Here's an article that lists the best foods to eat that help prevent pimples and acne breakouts!

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/09/best-foods-for-acne_n_2089079.html

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