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Kendall Jenner, New Celebrity Spokesperson for Proactiv

I am happy to share that one of my favorite skin care brands has a new brand ambassador in the person of Kendall Jenner!

Kendall is an American model and media personality best known for her role in the reality show, Keeping up with The Kardashians. She has an outstanding modelling career, having walked and modelled for many high-fashion designers, magazines, and brands. To date, she is one of the highest paid models in the world. 

A lot of people might have envied her at some point but would you believe like most of us, Kendall’s once-unwavering confidence was also put to test. Yup, you’ve read it right, this beautifully tall, doll-like creature also experiences bad skin days. In fact, she even shared, “I remember last year, I was in a work show. I was very excited about it, like I’ve never been before. I got on the carpet; I felt really good about myself. I love my dress and my hair and my make-up was so beautiful. Went through the night. Felt great…Then I remember going online and seeing all the horrible things that people were saying about me and my skin. I felt so good that I completely forgot that I have bad skin.” 

But then, being the positive person that she is, she did not let this one tiny episode get to her especially when she realised that she has friends and fans supporting her, and she is not alone in her struggle against acne.  She further narrated, “Then I remember getting a couple of tweets. That became a lot of tweets — of how proud people were of me. Some people coming through being nice to me, almost sympathetic. I was like — wait, that’s actually kinda cool and it completely flipped my energy. But at the same time, I do want it [the acne] gone.” 

So what’s Kendall’s secret in fighting acne you might ask?! That’s right, it’s Proactiv and Kendall has this advise for people struggling with acne, “If you have acne there’s a feeling that you’ll never get out. But definitely there’s a solution for you. For me, I can honestly say that the magic was Proactiv.”  

Kendall has this advise for people looking for a way to get rid of their acne, “Every country has their own version of Proactiv. The American formula worked for me. Check your Proactiv formula and your country.”  Proactiv might work for you too. 

Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System has Smart Target technology that delivers acne- fighting formulation directly into the pores. The 3-step system starts with a Smoothing Exfoliator facial cleanser which removes excess dirt and other impurities. The second step is called the Pore Targeting Treatment. It stops the acne at the source because it delivers blemish-fighting ingredient directly into the pore. The final step of the Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System hydrates the skin with the Complexion Perfect Hydrator. 

The Proactiv+ 3 Step Skin System with salicylic acid is available in the Philippines at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide. You may also shop online at watsons.com.ph. Get it at 20% off from October 10 to December 31, 2019 for a limited-time offer!! 

Happiness: A healthy recipe for the skin

Did you know that you need 43 muscles to frown whereas you only need 17 muscles to smile?! Compared to frowning, smiling also does not take much effort, and unlike frowning, it does not cause facial lines and wrinkles that tend to make you look tired and God-forbid?! O-L-D! Plus, aside from appearing gracious and friendly to others, you would actually be spreading good cheer.

The positive vibe resonates even among strangers. In a room full of people, notice how you are easily drawn to the one who flashes a beautiful smile. Having a light and cheerful outlook easily spells happiness. It is an unexpected treat especially when one is having a stressful day.

Starting the day with an infectious smile is like opening the door to more good tidings. You feel light, happy, and beautiful. But then of course, we also cannot deny the fact that there will always be those bad days when our patience will run thin. In this cases,  we can always choose to lighten the load by looking at the bright side or taking a deep breath to attract positive vibes.

Did you know that the warm, wonderful feeling that we label happiness is caused by the release of neurotransmitters endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin. Every time we receive good news or we feel excited the brain releases these happy hormones into the nervous system.  They are the ones responsible for our infectious giggles and hearty laughter. Happiness is, indeed, just around the corner. In this case, in our brain corner! And this can only mean one thing, we don’t have to wait for good news or thrilling events to happen, with a little bit of freedom and creativity, we can incite happiness! How can we do this you might ask? Well, here are some tips:

Goal Fulfillment

When you feel good about accomplishing your desired task for the day, or your boss compliments your excellent performance that wonderful feeling is known as a dopamine hit. You can achieve that vibe by setting realistic goals or by simply finding ways to love your work.

Regular Exercise

Seratonin is a natural anti-depressant. You release a healthy amount of serotonin when you exercise regularly. A 10-minute brisk walk, or 30-minute hip hop exercise can do wonders to your mood. I have recently went back to running after a long hiatus, and I must say, I have never been this happier..again!

Healthy Skin

Maintaining a happy disposition also brings out a youthful glow. Positive emotions promote skin renewal because it keeps the hormones in check. Notice how pimples immediately show up when you are sad and stressed out. Aside from negative emotions, other factors that can cause pimples include poor diet, genetics, and exposure to dirt and pollution.

Achieving healthy skin can be as easy as one, two, three with the Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System with its Smart Target technology that delivers anti-acne formulation directly to the pores.  Here’s how the Proactiv+ 3-step Clear System works:

Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. After washing with a facial cleanser to remove dirt, oil and other impurities, apply the exfoliator on damp skin. Give the face a two-minute massage before completely rinsing with warm water.

Step 2: Pore Targeting Treatment.  This stops the acne at the source. The blemish-fighting solution is directly applied on the pores by spreading it evenly all over cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Leave on face until full absorption.

Step 3:  Complexion Perfect Hydrator. The moisturizer heals redness, helps diminish awkward acne marks, and brightens skin. Apply on face until full absorption. Reapply during the day as needed. Don’t forget to put sunscreen if you need to go outdoors.

The Proactiv+ 3 Step Skin System is available at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide. The 30-day kit is sold at Php 3,250.00 and includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30ml and the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30 ml while the 60-day kit is sold at Php 4,680.00 and includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 60ml, and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml.

Visit watsons.com.ph and start your Proactiv+ 3-step Clear Skin System.

PROACTIV+ FAQs

For those of you who are curious as to how PROACTIV+ actually works to eliminate pimples that would often lead to horrendous breakouts, here’s a quick rundown of some frequently asked questions about these amazing product:

1. What is Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is a 3-Step skin care system that clears blemishes and prevent future breakouts. It helps to:

  •  clear Blemishes and prevent future breakouts
  • hydrate and soften skin
  • improve visible texture and clarity
  • reduce visible pore size
  • control and balance oily skin
  • helps reduce the appearance of redness
  • brighten and smooth skin
  • enhance overall skin radiance
  • diminish look of dark marks and wrinkles

2. Who can use Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is for any teen or adult who struggles with blemish-prone skin and suffers from breakouts. It works for men and women of all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. It appeals most especially to women in their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties who desire high quality skincare products.

The recommended age to begin using Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is 12 years and older, however the products are safe and effective for all age groups with adolescent and adult acne. For preteens, we recommend that you start slowly by using the products every other day. However, if you are unsure, we suggest that you consult your GP or pediatrician before applying the products.

3. Can I use Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System on my body as well as my face?

Yes, you can use Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System on any blemish-prone area.

4.  Will Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System work if I use the products individually rather than as a system?

The products within the Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System have been carefully designed to work together to achieve maximum results. Each product has been formulated to complement the other two. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, use the products together as a system. You will also receive optimum results by using them twice a day as directed.

5. Will Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System clog my pores?

No. Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System was formulated to be non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging).

6. Is Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System an anti-ageing regime?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is better described as an anti-blemish regime designed with skin care benefits in mind – notably smaller looking pores, improved texture and tone, visibly faded unwanted pigmentation, demised appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced hydration and suppleness, and a brighter, more luminous complexion.

7. Can I wear make-up over Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System?

Yes, you can still wear make-up, but always look for products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free. And always remove make-up before working out.

8. I am outside in direct sunlight for most of the day. Is it safe to use Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System?

Yes. However, you should always wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15. Apply Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System first, then the sunscreen.

9. Does Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System have any side effects?

Side effects are usually mild, and include drying or irritation in some users who are sensitive to Salicylic Acid. If you are concerned or desire more information, we recommend you discuss with your GP.

10. Is Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System hypoallergenic?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is not for people who are allergic to Salicylic Acid. However, many of our ingredients were selected due to their hypoallergenic properties. The products founds within the Proactiv+ 3-Step System are also paraben-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) and suitable for all skin types.

11. Is Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System sold as pack or can components be bought individually?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is sold as a kit. It includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Pore Targeting Treatment and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. The Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is available at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide. Proactiv+ 30-day kit is sold at Php3,250 and includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30ml and the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30 ml while the Proactiv+ 60-day kit is sold at Php4,680 and includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 60ml, and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml.

There you have it folks, hope this helps especially for those who wants to try the Proactiv+ 3_Step Clear Skin System.:)

Skincare Tips from Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System

If you have acne prone skin like me and you value every bit of tip you can get your hands to on how to stay pimple free and blemish free, here are some advice from Proactiv dermatologist Dr. Laura Savage on how to take care of your skin. Hopefully, these will help you on your acne journey as well.

Tip #1 – Cleanse gently and wisely
While deep cleansing sounds desirable to purify oily blemish-prone skin, over-washing and harsh cleansers can do more damage than good – by stripping away the protective barrier, skin is left dry and vulnerable to bacteria. Avoid using soap too – the high pH of soap will dry the skin and cause a compensatory surge in oil production, leaving skin in a confused state with an undesirable combination of dry and greasy patches. Choose a cleanser containing helpful anti-inflammatory ingredients such as salicylic acid to help soothe inflamed pimples, and gently massage over the entire face and neck for at least 60 seconds (to allow any active ingredients to take effect).

Avoid cleaners and toners containing harsh alcohol-based astringents and ingredients such as witch hazel, which typically cause a sting on application and make the skin appear red. Small flaking patches might indicate you’re over cleansing, so ease back and then gradually increase the frequency of use as your skin adjusts and gets used to the product.

I was guilty of over washing at some point. I have this mistaken notion that I can wipe off all my pimples if I wash my face more than usual and use astringents that sting. I could not have been more wrong.  To this day, I still regret that decision because it has left permanent scarring on my face. 

Tip #2 – Make salicylic acid your star ingredient
Salicylic acid is one of the most effective non-prescription ingredients that prevents breakout. It  is a great choice of exfoliant for those with spot-prone and oily skin too since it targets pimples by sloughing away dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts. Onen of its secret magic too is, it minimizes pore visibility.

I am a great fan of salicylic acid. You can never go wrong with acne medications that have salicylic in them like Proactiv!

Tip #3 – Moisturize!
A common misconception is that moisturizing is bad for oily skin prone to breakouts. It’s true that many creams and lotions contain ingredients that can block pores and make breakouts worse, so never put a product designed for your body near your face. Look for products labelled ‘non-comedogenic’, which is a fancy way of saying they don’t contain ingredients that block pores and lead to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

Hydrating the skin with an oil-free moisturizer will not only counteract the drying effect of many spot treatments, but also loosen the pore-blocking sebum (skin debris and grease) leading to clearer and healthier skin.

I used to avoid putting moisturizer on my face because I have oily skin. I feel like I am adding more grease on my face every time I put them on. Turns out, I was using the wrong kind of face moisturizer. In acne prone skin, mositurizers can actually help the healing process. 

Tip #4 – Give it time and be optimistic
Sometimes your skin can take a while to adjust to new products or active ingredients. Direct your attention away from the guide on the bottle and focus only on your skin. If you experience signs of irritation or over-drying, try reducing the application to every other day (or even less often) for a couple of weeks before gradually increasing back to daily.

Remember that it can take 4-6 weeks for breakouts to diminish, so you need to persevere with a new product for at least this long (and ideally a bit longer) before really deciding whether it is doing the trick and clearing your skin.

I am the queen of impatience! The reason why my acne took time to cure was because I kept changing products every two weeks especially when I don’t see immediate improvements. After a long serious talk with a dermatologist, I decided to stick it out and exhibit the patient of a saint. Treating acne can be a good training in virtue as well.:)

Tip #5 – Keep your hands off!
As tempting and satisfying as it is, squeezing a pimple really is the worst thing you can do so keep your hands off! Pressure on an inflamed pimple will push the contents of the grease gland (oil, bacteria and dead skin cells) into the surrounding healthy skin which causes damage and more inflammation. Squeezing can lead to a temporary darkening of the skin (so called ‘post-inflammatory pigmentation’) that can take weeks, even months to settle, and scarring, which can be permanent and difficult to treat – not cool. If you really find it difficult to resist squeezing, try applying a warm compress instead to the pimple for 5 minutes to reduce any swelling and then apply a small amount of salicylic acid-based product.

Who couldn’t resist popping a zit on her face? Me! And I have always bore the brunt of that silly decision. Believe me when I say that it takes every bit of self control for me not to do that especially when I see and feel a throbbing pimple on my face. Over the years though, I have come to appreciate the wisdom behind this advise. I sure would not want to end up with a face full of “tiny craters.”

Tip #6 – Review your make up choices and clean your brushes
It’s a fact that as breakouts worsen, the more we try to conceal them by putting on more make-up than usual. For pimple-prone skin, it is essential that we choose the right cosmetic and clean the applicators we use regularly to prevent future breakouts. Mineral-based make up products are a good option as they contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and silica that mop up excess oil without blocking pores. Also, switch to a concealer that contains a blemish-fighting ingredient such as salicylic acid to not only reduce the visibility of blemishes but also help reduce the size.

Like in the case of not washing your face daily, make-up brushes can also accumulate a  layer of pore-clogging product, dirt and bacteria – your skin’s worst enemies. So, aim to cleanse your brushes at least once a week using baby shampoo or a professional brush cleaner to keep them in tip top condition.

I am not a heavy make-up user.  In fact, I can do way with it everyday, But, when it is necessary for me to wear one, I make sure that the brushes and sponges I’ll use are clean and the make-up products I’ll apply are acne friendly, since my face is sensitive to make-up.

Tip #7 – Review your diet
For many years, the jury was out as to whether there was a link between diet and breakouts – the hard evidence was simply lacking. But then over the years, dermatologists have seen a correlation between the hormones in cow’s milk and oil production that promote and cause breakouts. Similarly, foods with a high glycemic index can cause a spike in blood sugars, causing a rise in hormone levels and sending grease glands into an oily overdrive. Try reducing cow’s milk intake to just 1-2 servings per day (or choose an unsweetened alternative like almond milk), and cut out fatty foods high in omega-6 fatty acids and refined sugars (generally found in all the foods you know are bad for you!) Even if your skin doesn’t dramatically improve, your waistline will!

I am diabetic and my usual gauge if I have too much sugar in my body is the presence and abscence of a skin breakout. My diabetologist says, too much sugar can cause inflammation and formation of cystic pimples is one example. Trust me when I say that it is better to lay off from the sugar than to cure a cystic breakout.

Tip #8 – Use a good skincare routine like Proactiv+
Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System has Smart Target technology that delivers acne-fighting formulation directly into the pores. It is formulated to address blemishes PLUS it helps deliver benefits such as improved skin texture and clarity, and brighter, radiant, and smoother skin.

The 3-step system starts with a Smoothing Exfoliator which removes excess dirt and other impurities. The exfoliator is applied on damp skin and rinsed with warm water after two minutes. The second step is called the Pore Targeting treatment where the lotion is applied all over the face for full absorption. This stops the acne at the source because it delivers blemish-fighting ingredient directly into the pore. The final process of the Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System is the application of the Complexion Perfect Hydrator. This moisturizer will reduce redness and will help brighten the skin as it works to lighten acne marks.

I have tried Proactiv+ and it really works. If you have been searching all this time for an effective acne medication treatment, I recommend you try Proactiv+ today and discover for yourself the wonders it can to for your skin. 

About Dr. Laura Savage:


Dr. Savage studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she also obtained an honours degree in pathology. She trained as a Dermatologist within the Yorkshire Deanery. This included three-and-a-half years of research investigating the use of biological therapy in psoriatic disease culminating in the award of a PhD degree.

Here’s Dr. Savage taking about the importance of sticking with a skin routine to get rid of blemishes.

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Proactiv Plus 3-Step Clear Skin System Product Information

I struggle with acne and I have been in constant search for the right treatment that would control my breakouts. Believe me, I have tried them all, over-the-counter medicines, even the popular ones plugged in social media, and countless treatment combinations from different dermatologists. But then, nothing works better than Proactiv+.

What is the Proactiv+ 3-Step System?

Proactiv believes that everyone deserves the confidence that comes with clear skin. Whatever your skin condition, age or lifestyle, the Proactiv+ skincare solution can work for you.

Proactiv+ which has been developed by dermatologists contains blemish-fighting ingredients including an exclusive Smart Target technology. The following contents make it one of the leading acne solution in the market:

+ Salicylic Acid: this ingredient helps remove dead skin cells which often lead to clogged pores.

+ Glycolic Acid: like salicylic acid, this ingredient is renowned for its exfoliating properties. It helps loosen dead skins cells and make face appear more radiant.

Proactiv+ is for those who struggle with blemish-prone skin and suffers from breakouts.  It works for men and women of all ages. But then, it would appeal especially to women in their twenties to fifties who desire high quality skincare products.

Here are just some of the benefits one can get from using Proactiv Plus:

  • Helps to clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts
  • Hydrate and soften skin
  • Improve visible texture and clarity
  • Helps reduce visible pore size
  • Control and balance oily skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of redness
  • Brighten and smoothen skin
  • Helps enhance overall skin radiance
  • Helps diminish look of dark marks and wrinkles

Proactiv Plus Kit Includes:

Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Step 2: Pore Targeting Treatment

Step 3: Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

For best results it is recommended that  Proactiv+ be used consistently. Using Proactiv+ regularly and following the 3 steps of the Core System both in the morning and at night before going to bed will instantly result to improved skin.  This is because the blemish-fighting ingredients in Proactiv+ works to keep your skin clear and your pores targeted. The 3 Core System includes the following:

Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
The Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator contains blemish-fighting salicylic acid and gentle exfoliating beads which helps to gently remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil and other pore clogging impurities while caring for your skin.


How to use:

+ Apply a coin-size amount to dampened skin.

+ Using fingertips, gently massage in circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes, avoiding the eye area.

+ Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

+ Pat dry and follow with Step 2.

The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator contains gentle exfoliating beads (paraffin) and blemish fighting ingredients. As you apply the product, the exfoliant work to slough away dead skin cells, dirt, oil, grime and makeup – as well as any other pore-clogging impurities. The salicylic acid in this Proactiv+ product works to fight blemishes while Glycolic Acid helps to improve skin texture.

Step 2: Pore Targeting Treatment
Step two is the Pore Targeting Treatment. The secret to this amazing product is how it gets to work deep in your pores to break down dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum thus. It not only clears pore but also helps to tone and tighten them, thus, improving the texture of your skin. If your skin is irritated and sore, it  soothes the irritation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to use:

+ Apply to clean, dry skin.

+ Use a pearl sized amount and apply to entire face.

+ Do not rinse off. When fully absorbed, follow with Step 3.

Step 3: Complexion Perfecting Hydrator
The Complexion Perfecting Hydrator starts by hydrating your skin, leaving it feeling smooth, supple, and even-textured. It helps reduce the appearance of redness, blemish marks, and any imbalance of dryness and excess oil. It also help reduce the appearance of breakouts and prevent blemishes from reappearing.


How to use:

+ Apply a minimum of a large coin-size amount to dry skin.

+ Gently smooth over entire face – do not rinse off.

+ Reapply throughout the day if needed. If going outside follow with an SPF 15 or higher.

I had a chance to try this and I must say it really works. I love how it prevents blemishes from appearing after a breakout which in my case can be nasty especially when I am nearing my period. I noticed too that ever since I started using this, my pimples don’t grow into painful, cystic ones.  They dry easily too. Since I have an oily face, I also love how it controls the oil without leaving my face totally dry. Now, I have just the right amount of shine on my face making it appear more like radiant.

Here’s a video on how to use Proactiv+:

The Proactiv+ 30 day kit which includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30 ml, Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30 ml, retails at Php3,250.

While Proactiv+ 60 day kit which includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 60 ml, Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml, retails at Php4,680.

The Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear System is available at Watsons stores nationwide.

Wear Your Most Beautiful You

The holidays are finally here and like me, you are probably spending it the way you want it to be—fun, fun, and loads of fun with friends or family! Wolfing down favorite holiday treats like puto bumbong, bibingka, tsokolate, lechon to name a few (like you never grow an inch) and getting into the swing of things—endless get-togethers and reunions with friends and relatives that often last till the wee hours of the morning. But wait, breakouts don’t have holidays (gasp!).
Just this morning, I woke with big zits all over my face and it got me thinking. All these holiday food and late night bondings are definitely doing my tummy and heart good BUT my skin isn’t liking them one bit!
Good thing there’s one product we can trust to take care of our skin, particularly when it comes to preventing unsightly acne this holiday season, Proactiv Solution. It really does wonders to the skin. It not only protects from irritating acne but also prevent blemishes from forming, giving you an instant holiday glow.

It is very easy to use too, all it takes are three simple steps: Renew, with the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser; Revitalize, with the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, and finally Repair, with the Proactiv Repairing Treatment. Use this daily and achieve the most beautiful and radiant skin that’s acne-free during the holiday season and even beyond.
Just grab the Proactiv Solution 30-day kit which you can buy at Php 2,495 or the 60-day kit for Php 3,995 at any Watsons and SM Department Store nationwide and wear your beautiful you this fun, fun season. Happy holidays you guys!

Complete your beauty regimen with Proactiv

Women’s beauty regimen are often deemed complicated by many with all the elements that come with it. We go through all the trouble of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing because we want to ensure that our beauty comes out in all its majestic glory. But really, when you think about it, it all boils down to having a healthy attitude and lifestyle. A well-balanced diet, positive disposition, sound fitness plan, and ample sleep and resting time make a big difference. 
Having the right product in your beauty regimen counts a lot too. For us with acne prone skin, that is Proactiv Solution. Here are some healthy and practical tips from our well loved brand Proactiv Solution that might help you achieve that radiant and beautiful skin:
Make sure to have clean hands before washing or touching any part of your face. Remove any trace of makeup and dampen skin with lukewarm water. Some use hot water to clean their faces thinking it might help kill bacteria. If anything, this will just increase the blood flow in your head making your face turn red. Also, hot water won’t open your pores, and neither would cold water close them. Pores appearance depends on the amount of oil, dirt, and dead skin that have accumulated in them.
Keep exfoliating. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells. Proactiv Solution’s exfoliating beads aid in shedding those dead cells and prepare your skin for any medication that will be applied. 
Never scrub. Exfoliation is different from scrubbing. While exfoliation gently removal dead skin cells, scrubbing is its violent counterpart. It won’t rid you of acne but instead create small skin tear that will make you more prone to infection and inflammation. 
Use a mild cleanser. Cleansers with strong alcohol content remove the skin’s natural oil and moisture making it drier which results all the more to an increase in oil production.
Avoid pricking your pimples. Spot treatment on areas marked with acne won’t work either. Instead of pricking, pick a proper treatment that would work for you. Proactiv Solution is your best bet. When consistently applied, Proactiv Solution works without fail. 
  
Good thing it is here to stay to help solve Filipinos’ perennial skin problems such as acne. Proactiv Solution uses a 3-Step system that can help you achieve that clear, healthy, and glowing skin. Complete your daily beauty regimen with Proactiv Solution and in no time, you will have that beautifully radiant skin you have always wanted. 
The three step Proactiv Solution kit is available in all Watson or SM Department Store nationwide. Price is at Php 2,495 for the 30-day kit and Php 3,995 for the 60-day kit. 

Beat Acne With Proactiv

Filipinos are very particular about the types of products they use on their skin. They like to research about various brands and in their quest for that one product that works best for their skin type, they aren’t afraid to try different ones. Trust me, I know! I cannot count the number of times I did so, hoping against hope each time that it is “THE ONE” that would miraculously transform my skin from flawed to flawless.

Everyone wants to have that, flawless skin, but then, we Filipinos most specially, are forever haunted by pimples. Indeed those little bumps can make or break one’s confidence. In fact, it has been identified as one of the root causes of insecurity among teens. Add to the fact that they are hormonal, pimples are what makes them stay at home and withdraw from any social interaction.
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Good news is, America’s #1 acne treatment system has been around to help Filipinos with pimple problems regain their confidence. The 3 Step Proactiv Solution clears problematic spots and prevents acne before it starts giving users fresh-looking and blemish-free skin. This trued and tested brand is composed of several products developed by top international dermatologists.
If you want to try out this amazing brand, it usavailable at any Watsons and SM Department Stores. Proactiv has a 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) for first time users who wish to try the product and a 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) for those who have been enjoying Proactiv’s many benefits. What’s great about this product is that it offers a money-back guarantee. Do check it out. 

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer

You have probably heard about Green Tea by now. It is considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet since it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients that are known to address common health issues such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, and even cancer. But among its many incredible benefits, what probably got women truly excited about it are its natural anti-aging and moisturizing properties.
In a bid to improve its product line and to continuously provide its consumers with safe and effective skincare, Proactiv Solution came up with Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer. A lightweight, nongreasy formula especially designed for blemishprone skin. Rich in mineral and botanical extracts, this product acts as the perfect moisturizer since it soothes dry skin without clogging pores.
Proactiv + Green Tea Moisturizer is ideal for men and women suffering from dry skin associated with acne medication. It helps maintain the moisture, tone, suppleness, and softness of the skin. It contains hydration ingredients, minerals, and emollients that nourish skin as well as Green Tea EGCG, a potent antioxidant known to fight free radicals that helps soothe and calm dry, irritated skin.
It perfectly complements the Proactiv 3 Step system. It can be applied daily as needed after Step 3-Repairing system to alleviate dryness and can be worn alone or under makeup. It contains the following natural ingredients : Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Zinc Sulfate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Alcohol, Allantoin, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Polyquaternium-11, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, FragrancParfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.
You can grab it at any of the following stores/kiosks:
a. Proactiv Online Shopping: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
b. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines: Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222 Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888 PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444 Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888
c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks
Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 512-5885
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number:(02) 512-5981
d. Selected Watsons and SM Department Stores:
G/F, SM Cubao Department Store (Beauty Section), Cubao, Quezon City
G/F, SM Makati Department Store (Beauty Section), Ayala Center, Makati City
Level 2, SM North Edsa Department Store (Beauty Section), North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
G/F, SM Megamall Department Store (Beauty Section), Building B., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Level 1, SM Fairview Department Store (Beauty Section), corner Regalado Avenue, Quirino Highway, Quezon City
G/F, SM Southmall Department Store (Beauty Section), Alabang – Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas
G/F, SM Mall of Asia Department Store (Beauty Section), Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Level 2, Watsons, SM Megamall 4, Building A., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
G/F, Watsons, SM Mall of Asia, near Starbucks, Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Upper Ground Floor, Watsons, SM Aura Premiere, near Hypermarket, McKinley Parkway, Taguig
It has suggested retail price of Php999 for the 30ml 1fl.oz. Delivery Fee (Hotline and Online Order)of Php150 for Metro Manila and Php330 for provincial apply. FREE delivery is also available for Online and Hotline order if purchased along with Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 30day or 60 day kit!

Adam Levine's Proactiv TV Commercial


Lead singer, Adam Levine of the Grammy Award-winning band, Maroon 5, made quite a name for himself in the music scene with his signature hot looks and superb singing voice. But did you know that he who was voted “Sexiest Man Alive” last 2013 also struggled with acne breakouts during his teenage years?
Many envy Adam for his undeniable charm and charisma but just like any normal teenager, he suffered acne and lacked self-confidence too. Surprisingly for someone who looked so natural in the front of the camera, he once stayed away from the crowd due to this worsening skin problem. Shares Adam, “People might think that nothing fazes me but that’s just not true. Nobody is proud of having acne. It isn’t fun. In fact, it sucks. I suffered from acne when I was younger which made me so insecure. It was not a pleasant experience. ”
Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, became the answer to his pressing concern. Proactiv’s 3-Step System is developed by dermatologist. It is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks while gently caring for your skin.
Adds Adam, “So if your acne is your problem, the solution is Proactiv, bottomline. I know how important it is to get acne out of your life. Proactiv helped me. It’s no brainer. Just do it because you’ll be very happy. It is great that there is something out there now that is legitimate.”
Now with clear skin, Adam Levine no longer feels the need to hide. Says Adam, “It is a game changer. It treats acne and your skin right. As a guy, I don’t like to put a lot of acne products but with Proactiv, it is just three easy steps. That’s all you need to do.”
Here’s Adam Levine’s Proactiv commercial:

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995). It is available in all Watsons stores nationwide.