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Be Clear Skin Ready This Summer With Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit

I think most of you would agree with me when I say that summer is the best season to have. I mean whats not to like about summer? Even the heat we would welcome if it means a day of frolicking in the beach or a short fun trip with friends. I guess the only thing that would ruin a picture perfect summer is a big zit on your nose or worse an acne breakout.

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But! No sweat, Proactiv Solution has the perfect solution. It came up a new Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit which is compact and easy to carry. This kit comes with a free pouch and free Refining Mask. It includes the complete 3-Step System: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Treatment-in three 1-oz. take-aboard bottles. The snap-close pouch is 3.75 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches and fits easily into a backpack, purse or gym bag. It makes maintaining your acne-treatment regimen at the gym, the beach, or on the road easy as 1-2-3. Created especially for existing users of Proactiv who prefer a 15-day supply and for regular users doing an overnighter or a weekender this summer,this Proactiv Solution 15-Day Maintenance kit is only Php 1,650 and is available at selected Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide. Denitely a steal!
As we know, from the moment we were born, our skin begins a lifelong process of shedding dead cells and producing oil. This process may be disrupted by our hormone balance. The acne cycle is initiated when excess oil and dead skin cells combine to plug the pore of a hair follicle; behind the plugged pore, bacteria grow and multiply, triggering inflammation and swelling. That’s acne blemish for you. Proactiv intervenes in this process by killing the acne-causing bacteria, reduce swelling and redness of existing pimples, prevents pores from being clogged, and removes dead skin cells thru mild exfoliation. Using the Proactiv® System every day, twice a day, is critical to maintaining clear skin. So taking Proactiv with you wherever you go is definitely a must this summer.
The Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit has everything you need to maintain your regimen, no matter where you are. The handy carrying pouch includes convenient 1-ounce bottles which is approved for airport security. It is perfect for the gym or locker room, business trips or weekend getaway! So if I were you, before you hit the swimsuit or sundress rack in SM, make a bee line in the beauty section first and grab your Proactiv Summer Kit and kiss acne goodbye this summer!

Proactiv Skin Care Advisor Program

I was at The Proactiv Kiosk at Glorietta 2 last weekend to personally consult with a Proactiv Skin Care Advisor. I heard that Proactiv recently launched a Skin Care Advisorship program whose main objective is to provide customers with the best information on acne care. Skin Care Advisors are technically sales representatives who have undergone training using the module created by Proactiv founders themselves, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields. Unlike ordinary sales personnel or promodisers, Skin Care Advisors are trained to offer free acne care advice and after-sales support. They are all knowledgeable and well informed about Acne and Proactiv.
The Skin Care Advisor I consulted with gave me one on one guidance on how to best use the Proactiv products that I already have aside from the three step combination therapy. The Skin Care Advisor explained to me how the Daily Oil Control, Moisturizer, and Refining Mask work to target my acne problem with proper use. Turned out I am not using them well to my advantage. She also gave me tips on how to prevent my pores from clogging so I wouldn’t have to deal with zits as much. I am happy to note that it sure was a pleasurable experience consulting with the Proactiv Skin Care Advisor.
If I were you, I wouldn’t miss this chance. The Skin Care Advisors are deployed at selected Watson Stores and Proactiv Mall Kiosk im Trinoma, Glorietta 2 and Marquee Mall. Come visit them soon, they will be happy to assist you.

Buy Proactiv Kit Now and Get a Chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert!

Good news to Avril Lavigne’s fans out there, the Canadian singer/songwriter will be coming here in Manila to do another major concert on February 17, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. I am sure you wouldn’t want to miss this chance to see  Avril perform her hits songs,  Keep Holding On, Here’s To Never Growing Up, Wish You Were Here, and Complicated live in concert.
She’s one of my daughter and I’s favorite singer and our playlist wouldn’t be complete without her songs. We just love to sing along to her songs especially during long drives.  We can just imagine how thrilling it must be to see her in the flesh and hear her perform her songs live on stage.
Good news is that Proactiv  is giving its valued and loyal  customers a chance to win Patron Tickets to her concert on February 17, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  All customers who purchase a Proactiv 30 day or 60 day kits from participating outlets within the promo purchase period will get a chance to join in the electronic raffle to win tickets to patron seats.  Kits may be purchased at the following outlets.
Participating Outlets:

  1.  Proactiv Online Shopping Site: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
  2. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Phone Hotlines: (729-2222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888)
  3. Proactiv Mall Kiosks:
  • Trinoma, 2nd Floor (Telephone: 380-3801)
  • Glorietta, Ground Floor (Telephone 388-2848)
  • Marquee Mall, Ground Floor (Telephone: 0935-8341523)

Here’s the complete promo mechanics:
Raffle Date:  February 6, 2014
(Winners will be contacted directly with instructions on how to claim the prize)
How to Join

  1.  Buy a Proactiv Solution 30-day kit (Php 2,495) or 60-day (Php 3,995) kit from any of the participating outlets within promo period. Purchase of 30-day kit is equivalent to 1 raffle entry, while purchase of 60-day kit is equivalent to 2 raffle entries,
  2.  For customers ordering from my.proactiv.com.ph, there is no special instruction or forms to be filled out. The system automatically tags eligible customers and the Account Name will be used as official entry. The promo can be viewed at: http://my.proactiv.com.ph/win-patron-tickets-avril-lavigne-concert.htm#.UrJKN9IW1EI
  3. For customers ordering via phone hotlines, our Customer Service Representatives shall automatically tag all eligible customers and your Account Name in our database will be used as official entry.
  4.  For customers ordering from Proactiv Mall Kiosks our friendly Sales Personnel will assist you and help you fill-out Official Raffle Entry Forms available on site.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Purchases outside the promo period or from non-participating outlets are not eligible to join the raffle.
  2. If a customer avails of the Proactiv Money back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of the raffle entry. If the customer won and subsequently availed of the Money Back Guarantee after claiming the prize, the actual cost of ticket will be deducted to the refund value.

What are the prizes?
One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 Patron Tickets worth Php 5, 885 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,825each
Three (3) Winners of 2 Upper Box B Tickets worth Php1,645 each
Important  Reminder:  The prizes are directly purchased from Ticketnet, official ticketing agent of the event. Proactiv Solution is not a sponsor of the said event and is not endorsing the event. Concert organizers are not connected to Proactiv Solution.
per DOH–FDA CDRR Promo Permit No. 221 series of 2013.
 

Review: Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control

I don’t know about you but this christmas weather is making my skin oilier than usual.  I know that it is very important to keep our face as shine-free as possible especially this season what with all the christmas parties and get togthers with family and friends.  I am sure you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in pictures with a face shinier than the balls in a christmas tree.
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Well, if you are having the same problem as me, I suggest you try the Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control.  It is a breakthrough facial lotion that eliminates shine.  I have been using it for a week now and so far so good.  I was out and about with friends last weekend in Tagaytay and I am happy to note that I didn’t have to scrub my face dry with oil films the whole time.
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Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping the skin fight acne. It also helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated.
It is ideal for men and women with oily skin as it controls and balances the oil levels and gives a matte finish.  It is also proven to control other impurities that may clog pores as well as sebum production that can cause skin imperfections.  I like that it also moisturize the skin without that greasy feel.
It contains Decylene Glycol, a highly effective moisturizer and oil controller as well as Silicone blend which provides a moisture barrier to soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin.  It also has Nylon-12 which absorbs excess oil, and provides anti-shine properties.
It perfectly complements the Poactiv 3 Step System as just  thin layer of it reduces excess facial oil and balances your skin’s natural oil level to get rid of shine.  If you are wondering where you can buy this, it is available at the following:
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) 388 2848
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number: (02) 380 3801
Ground Floor, Marquee Mall – Contact Number: 0935.834.1523
SRP: Php 899, 50ml Tube
 

Buy Proactiv and Get a Chance to Win Tickets to Alicia Keys Concert

Are you a big fan of Alicia Keys? Good news is the American singer/songwriter is coming to the Philippines for a super major concert this November. And what’s more you can score free tickets with your purchase of a Proactiv 30 Day or 60 Day Kit. Here’s the complete mechanics of the promo:
All customers who purchase Proactiv 30 day or 60 day kits from participating outlets between Sept. 16-Nov. 14, 2013 will get a chance to join the electronic raffle to win VIP ticket to Alicia Keys Concert “Set the World on Fire” Tour at Mall of Asia Arena on November 25, 2013.
Purchase can be made from any of these participating Outlets:

  1. Proactiv Online Shopping Site: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
  2. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Phone Hotlines: (729-2222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888)
  3. Proactiv Mall Kiosks:
  4. Trinoma, 2nd Floor (Telephone: 380-3801)
  5. Glorietta, Ground Floor (Telephone 388-2848)
  6. Marquee Mall, Ground Floor (Telephone: 0935-8341523)

What are the prizes?
One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 VIP Tickets worth Php10,560 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,760 each
Three (3) Winners of 2 General Admission Tickets worth Php1,060 each
The prizes though are directly purchased from SM Tickets, official ticketing agent of the event. Proactiv Solution is not a sponsor of this said event nor is it endorsing this event. Concert organizers are not connected to Proactiv Solution.  They just want one lucky girl or gal to witness the amazing concert.
The raffle date will be on November 15, 2013 (Friday).  The winners will be contacted directly with instructions on how to claim the prize.
Here’s how to join:

  1. Buy a Proactiv Solution 30-day kit (Php 2,495) or 60-day (Php 3,995) kit from any of the participating outlets within promo period. Purchase of 30-day kit is equivalent to 1 raffle entry, while purchase of 60-day kit is equivalent to 2 raffle entries.
  2. For customers ordering from my.proactiv.com.ph, there is no special instruction or forms to be filled out. The system automatically tags eligible customers and the Account Name will be used as official entry. The promo can be viewed at: http://my.proactiv.com.ph/Win-VIP-tickets-Alicia-keys-Concert.htm#.UjgMP0E3DpU
  3. For customers ordering via phone hotlines, our Customer Service Representatives shall automatically tag all eligible customers and your Account Name in our database will be used as official entry.
  4. For customers ordering from Proactiv Mall Kiosks our friendly Sales Personnel will assist you and help you fill-out Official Raffle Entry Forms available on site.

Please note these important terms and conditions as well:

  1. Purchases outside the promo period or from non-participating outlets are not eligible to join the raffle.
  2. If a customer avails of the Proactiv Money back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of the raffle entry. If the customer won and subsequently availed of the Money Back Guarantee after claiming the prize, the actual cost of ticket will be deducted to the refund value

So what are you waiting for? Join now!:)
As per DOH–FDA CDRR Promo Permit No. 102 series of 2013.
 

Product Review: Proactiv Refining Mask

If you are like me who is prone to breakouts during mid cycle and post menstrual cycle, you will be happy to note that aside from the Proactiv Three Step Combination Therapy System, there’s another Proactiv product that can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne, the Proactiv Refining Mask.
Proactiv Refining MaskThe Proactiv Refining Mask is a rinse-off mask  that perfectly complements the Three Step Combination Therapy System.  It comes free with every purchase of Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit.  It has a powerful concentration (6%) of antibacterial sulfur  which is a proven acne-fighting ingredient; Kaolin clay which helps absorb excess oil; Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals and soothes and nourishes the skin: and Vitamin F Complex which helps retain skin moisture.
Its vitamin-enriched formula helps give a brighter, younger looking complexion. It also refines texture and tone of skin. The tea tree oil in this mask provides antiseptic and cleansing properties, while the geranium and lemongrass extracts provide overall skin conditioning.
The Proactiv Refining Mask works best with the Proactiv Three Step Combination Therapy System as it deals with the inflammation where it reaches deep into pores to help reduce the redness and the swelling associated with a breakout. It clears away the small impurities that are still sticking on the skin pores after doing the three steps. The mask also aids in improving the
smoothness of the skin, making it appear suppler with continued use.
It is very easy to integrate the Refining Mask in the Proactiv® 3-Step System. You just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Cleanse face with Renewing Cleanser.
  2. Apply Refining Mask to dampened skin.
  3. Leave on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse with water.
  5. Follow with the Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Treatment.

For those starting out with their Proactiv treatment, or any time you need extra control (like before an important event, or during times of increased breakouts), try using the Refining Mask nightly for a week, leaving it on for only 10 minutes and rinsing immediately with warm water. For maintaining acne-free and radiant skin, use the Refining Mask with your 3-Step System 2-3 times per week. Refining mask can also be used as Step 4 after the Proactiv Repairing Treatment, as a leave-on spot treatment to the problem pimple overnight.
Proactiv Refining Mask is recommended to be incorporated with the Proactiv® 3- Step System. You may use it everyday for the first week of use, and then 3 times a week for maintenance. A gentle reminder though, excessive usage such as leaving it on for more than 10 minutes is not recommended as some people may experience hypersensitivity to sulfur.
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With consistent use of the mask after the Renewing Cleanser, you should see a progressive improvement in your acne and a reduction in facial redness due to the antibacterial properties of the sulfur, the drying action of the kaolin clay, and the skin – soothing formula. The sulfur in the Refining Mask is an important ingredient in Proactiv® Combination Therapy® because it helps reduce the tender redness associated with a breakout. Sulfur is also a mild, natural antibacterial and a keratolyic agent which helps reduce acne bacteria and unblock clogged pores. The white kaolin clay also present in the Refining Mask, helps absorb excess oils, improves the look of pores and creates a smoother, more matte and calmer complexion.
The Proactiv Refining Mask is scientifically proven and has been used by millions of customers worldwide, including athletes, superstars, and ordinary people. Its ingredients are carefully developed to complement the Proactiv 3-step system. It is convenient and easy to use. It can be easily applied and rinsed off with water while other masks can be sticky during application, can be time-consuming and can be very messy. It also effectively reaches all parts of the skin and penetrates pores unlike traditional facial sheets. It is economical. It comes FREE with any Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, and one tube can last for a month. It can be used as your regular mask, and doubles as an emergency blemish treatment too!
 
 

Review: Proactiv 60 Day Kit and Deep Cleansing Wash

I recently finished the Proactiv 60 Day Kit and I must say, I couldn’ t be any happier with the results. I have been battling with acne eversince I can remember. I have been in constant search of the perfect acne cure. I have tried a lot of acne products on my face  hoping they would do their magic  but none came close to giving me the flawless skin than  Proactiv.
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I have to say Proactiv is definitely God’s gift to women like me suffering from acne. Its combination therapy system works perfectly well in clearing my face of pimples.  I like how it is hypo-allergenic and gentle to the skin too. It doesn’t leave a stinging sensation and redness unlike the ones I previously used. It contains just the right amount of medicated solution so you wouldn’t have to worry about having adverse skin reaction after every application.
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Here are photos taken during one of my breakouts and the result after a day or two of continued use of the 3 step combination therapy kit.
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Proactiv generally stops the puss build up and inflammation by getting to the root cause, killing the bacteria and destroying its cycle. It also effectively  lightens the dark spot where pimples used to be right away.
Another Proactiv product that I like also is the Deep Cleansing Wash which is good for both face and body.  Since I love running, I often develop pimples in my body particularly around the chest where I sweat a lot. I like how it effectively eliminates pimples in this area after I start using it as a bath wash .
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Here are some pictures showing how the Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash eliminated the pimples in my chest leaving no scars after just a day or two of continued use.
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Incidentally, Proactiv has an ongoing promo right now.  You can get a free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash if you purchase a 30 Day or 60 DayKit online using your credit card. To read more about the promo, CLICK HERE. If you want to try the Proactiv Combination Therapy kit yourself this is a good time to buy online since you’ll get the deep cleansing wash as freebie. It is like hitting two birds with one stone. Not just acne free face but acne free body as well.

Free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash Promo Extended!

Proactiv users, here’s another good news! Since Proactiv is serious is in its desire to help people with acne eradicate those pesky pimples that plague not just the face but the body as well, it will continue to give away a free Deep Cleansing Wash for every  purchase of a 30 Day Kit or 60 Day Kit using credit card at http://my.proactiv.com.ph.
Our backs and shoulders are also susceptible to pimples. In my case, I run to keep myself fit. I like how it gives me a good sweat in a instant. But then I get really frustrated everytime this sweat leaves me with pimples on my back and chest. And because of this, I get conscious everytime I dress in low back or plunging neckline. Pimples on the body are definitely a sight for sore eyes.
Proactiv recognizes this dilemna of  both men and women struggling with acne. It is Proactiv’s desire is to give each and everyone an acne-free body that is why it has decided  to give away a FREE Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash to customers who will purchase a Proactiv 30 Day Kit or 60 Day Kit using their Credit Card at http://my.proactiv.com.ph during the promo period. Proactiv in fact, has also extended the duration of the promo till September 30!
To get the freebie, customers simply have to follow these  steps:

  1.  Go to http://my.proactiv.com.ph (tip: do not add www at the beginning of the URL)
  2. Log in or create an account (for new users)
  3. Order a Proactiv kit 30-day or 60-day kit.
  4. Settle the payment online with your credit card.
  5. IMPORTANT: No special instructions or additional steps necessary as the system automatically detects your purchase and payment method, and the freebie is shipped together with your Proactiv Kit.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash 4oz with market value of Php 650 is not convertible to cash, discounts and to other Proactiv products.
  2. The “Pay Using Your Credit Card and Get a Free 4oz Deep Cleansing Wash” promo is not valid in conjunction with other ongoing promotions of Proactiv Philippines Online Shopping Cart my.proactiv.com.ph. Customers who will avail of other ongoing promotions like the “Upgrade Your Kit and Get your Add-on at 50% or 60% Discount” is not eligible anymore for the free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash under this promotion.
  3. Should the customer decide to avail of Proactiv’s Standard Money Back Guarantee, the free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash bottle must also be returned to Top American Products Solution Inc. together with the Proactiv pack for refund. Otherwise, the refund value entitled to the customer will be deducted by the market value of the free item which is Php 650.
  4. One free item is given per eligible credit card transaction. This means purchase of more than one unit of Proactiv kit under a single transaction entitles the customer to one freebie.

ABOUT THE DEEP CLEANSING WASH:

Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash is a medicated body wash that fights acne on your back, chest, shoulders and everywhere! This all-purpose wash is specially formulated for face and body whenever pimples occur. It helps unclog and reduces oiliness while preventing future breakouts.
Proactiv offers a ways to manage and prevent body acne. For an all over skin clearing body treatment, the Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and pore-clogging oil and impurities while it cleans and refreshes your skin.
 
Here’s Drs. Rodan and Fields, creator of the Proactiv system talk about the Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash.

Ingredients:
Salicylic Acid – 2%, concentration that is excellent in healing and helping prevent acne break outs
Camelia Oleifera Seed Extract and Aloe Barbadensis Gel – these gentle botanicals soothe and heal skin
Note:  This promotion is exclusive only to Proactiv Philippine’s shopping site at http://my.proactiv.com.ph and cannot be availed of elsewhere.
 

Proactiv Solutions' Combination Therapy

In case you are wondering what the big fuss about Proactiv Solution’s all about, let me tell you that it is the world’s no. 1 Anti-Acne treatment in the market today.  Even Hollywood A-listers can attest to that.  Though I am not a hollywood celebrity, everytime I use Proctiv Solution’s Combinattion Therapy on my skin, I feel like one.
Proactiv Solutions was developed by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields in 1995. They were the ones who pioneered the Combination Therapy, the revolutionary acne management system that made Proactiv Solution the most effective treatment for acne today. Recognizing that the chronic acne process is so complex, they developed a combination of acne medicine and skin-care ingredients which when used in a particular sequence is proven to clear skin of pimples and blemishes, and prevent future breakouts.
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Since I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and my hormones have completely gone haywire, my acne is back with a vengeance.  Good thing that Proaciv recently sent a  60 Day Kit which I have started using. In two weeks time, my face has completely cleared out of acne. It is that fast acting. I still do get the occasional pimple sprout but since I’ve been using Proactiv, it quickly dries up. Proactiv stops the puss build up and inflammation right away since it gets to the root cause by killing the bacteria and destroying its cycle. I easily get scars and dark marks on my face after a bout of pimples too but since I started using Proactiv Solution again, the scars and blemishes left by my pimples are not as visibly marked as when I was using other anti-acne treatment. I  like how it effectively lightens the dark spot where the pimple used to be right away. I also love touching my face (though I know I shouldn’t) lately after each wash.  I like how the microcrystal prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide makes my skin smooth and squeaky clean to touch.
Here’s a step by step guide in using Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy which are available in 30-Day and 60-Day Kits:
1. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged.
2. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils too, eliminating food for bacteria.
3. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation
4. The Free Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.
If you are suffering from acne like me, I encourage you to try Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy, I promise you you won’t regret it. It is that confident that in giving you the smooth, clear skin that you so wanted that it offers a Money Back Guarantee just it case you are not happy with it. To know more about Proactiv or to purchase the kits online, visit http://my.proactiv.com.ph now!

Understanding Acne and It's Cure

Back when I was a gangly, pimpled face teenager, I thought acne was a just a natural consequence of the monthly period growing up process. Information about acne was scarce back then and treatment costs a fortune. And so I just resigned myself to the fact that I would be stuck  with these spots on my face forever. Teenagers and adults (including me of course) burdened with Acne need not fret what with all the information and affordable treatments that are available in the market now.
In case you’re wondering what exactly is acne and what would be the best treatment for it, here’s a quick guide from Proactiv Solution.
An acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on the skin’s surface. So while it may seem like you get a pimple overnight, what you’re actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process. It starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Deep within each follicle, your sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with your skin’s natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin.
Dead skin cells may block the pores, resulting to over-accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply in this site, triggering an inflammatory response causing a red, angry pore that we see as pimple already at the tail-end of the acne formation process.
I’ve tried dozens of acne medications and even sought medical treatments for it but so far the only one that worked best for me is Proactiv Solution. Other treatments are reactive. They spot-treat pimples only when they are visible and inflamed, an indication that they are already at the tail end of the acne formation process. These treatments often leave scars or dark marks, and do nothing to prevent future breakouts. Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy prevents acne at the root cause and destroys the acne cycle. Here’s a step by step guide.
1. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged.
2. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils too, eliminating food for bacteria.
3. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation
4. The Free Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.
What I like about Proactiv is that it contains only 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, a safe and effective concentration which makes it OK for daily use and may be applied to the whole face. With Proactiv’s Advanced Microcrystal technology, eradicating bacteria is faster and gentler than common spot treatments. Spot treatment is the most commonly used method of treating acne because these are cheap, easy to apply, and more often than not promises miracle cure overnight. These products mostly contain high concentration benzoyl peroxide at 5% or 10% which although kills acne bacteria, may result to redness or irritation as well. These products may also cause hyper pigmentation (dark acne marks).
I have at some point been given topical medications to control my acne. The problem with it is it needs close doctor supervision since long term use of antibiotics in general may cause bacterial resistance – making the person “immune” to the benefits of the active ingredient.
Another good thing about Proactiv Solution is that it will never have bacterial resistance because it does not contain an antibiotic, but rather an anti-microbial agent. It is safe for long term use for the treatment and prevention of acne.
When acne is severe, dermatologists sometimes prescribe oral drugs like isotretinoin or hormonal pills. Though I didn’t have to go to that extent, thank God! Studies show that although these methods are extremely effective for severe cases, there are side effects that make experts think  if the benefits really do far outweigh the cost. For example, there were reports in 2010 linking suicidal tendencies and psychotic behaviors among acne patients on isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, which are mainly indicated as a contraceptive sometimes causes water retention, weight gain, mood swings, and in the long run, even breast cancer. Proactiv Solution does not have these side effects.
I have also bore the brunt of painful acne injections in my never ending quest to control my acne. Recently, The Philippine Dermatological Society is campaigning for awareness among Filipinos to patronize only the services of highly qualified doctors, and not to be too trusting of attendants who may not have the proper training and experience to do this. This type of procedure is extremely painful, and when done by inexperienced hands, may cause scars for life. And because acne is a cyclical condition, recurring acne imposes recurring painful injections.
I have found the perfect cure for acne with Proactiv Solution because it is gentle on the skin. My journey to clear skin need not be painful what with the advanced micronized benzoyl peroxide and ingredients designed by Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields.
The promise of acne’s miracle cure comes in different shapes, sizes, and prices. It doesn’t have to be designer packs that costs Php 10,000 in expensive clinics. Proactiv Solution is the world’s number 1 anti-acne treatment because it does not only effectively cures acne but it is cost effective too! Millions of customers worldwide can testify to this including Hollywood superstars. Since it is confident that it can give you the skin you want, it dares you to try it risk free – you get your money back if you’re not happy.
So what are you waiting for, try Proactiv Solution now!:)