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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. 

Adam Levine Reveals Secret To His Confidence

If for some insane reason, you do not remember who Adam Levine is, let me refresh your memory. He is the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5. He is responsible for such popular hits as This Love, Payphone, and Sugar which earned gold and platinum record awards. He made quite a name for himself in the music industry with his amazing voice and signature good looks that never fail to make women swoon (this one included). He sat as one of the judges in the Emmy Award-winning singing contest, The Voice, and starred in the indie film, Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.

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While most women go gaga over his hot looks (he was declared the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2013) and remarkable talent, men aspire for the same kind of charisma and confidence that he exudes. What others do not know is that, he too suffered from severe acne breakouts back when he was a teen. This took away much of his confidence and forced him to stay away from the crowd. Adam shares, “I was so ashamed of my acne. I had horrible breakouts and would hide from cameras or hide in my room. It is like one day acne showed up, caused trouble, and messed with my confidence.” You would think that acne’s been a thing of the past for Adam, but no, when his schedule gets busy, the stress still takes a toll on his skin. He discloses, “I am a very active person and truth is, it kind of lead to zits.”

Fortunately for Adam, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, took care of his acne problems before it became worse. If there one thing Adam wants people to understand it is that, just because celebrities look so good on the screen does not mean they do not suffer from skin problems like everybody else. Says Adam, “I always want to make sure that people understand that even though we are celebrities or successful, we are no different than anybody else.” Adam encourages those with acne to try Proactiv 3-Step System. He emphasizes, “You have to take these steps if you want to take good care of your skin. It has your skin in mind, it is legit, and in fact a lot of it is restorative and healthy, which is great.”

Proactiv’s 3-Step System is dermatologist-developed and is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks, while gently taking care of the skin. It is ideal for people on the go because it takes no more than five minutes to complete. It starts with the application of:

Step 1: The Renewing Cleanser which contains Benzoyl Peroxide that help kill acne-causing bacteria. It has ultra-fine, micro-crystal BPO that gently penetrates pores and tiny exfoliating beads which help unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin and dead skin cells.

Step 2: The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores through gentle exfoliation. It contains soothing botanicals to gently remove excess oil for a refresher and clearer skin.

Step 3: The Repairing Lotion which helps heal breakouts and prevent new ones from forming.

Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that helps keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, this Refining Mask reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It also unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

Adam Levine described Proactiv’s 3-Step Solution best when he said, “It is game changer; it treats acne and your skin right,” Adam said.

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

The Truth About Acne

Acne is not only common to teenagers, nearly everyone experiences acne at some point. Some may have it for a few months while others may have it for years. Trust me, I know. I had relatively smooth skin up until I hit my thirties then it went downhill from there. I have what dermatologists call adult acne.

What exactly is acne? You might ask, and how exactly does it develop?

Well, an acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin’s surface. While it may seem like you get a pimple overnight, what you’re actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process.

Acne formation starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Deep within each follicle, 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 in with your skin’s natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin. In the case of acne prone skin, these dead skin cells block the pores resulting to over accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply on this site, triggering an inflammatory response that causes the red, angry pore that we see as pimple.

What triggers acne?

Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by eating too much chocolates or oily foods, nor does it occur exclusively during puberty. Acne is a cyclic process that everyone experiences at any age. Stress, hormonal imbalance, climate changes, cosmetic products (comedogenic), drugs, and industrial chemicals are factors that trigger acne formation.

How do you prevent acne from forming?

There are certain skin types that are naturally predisposed to acne formation. While you might probably be one of those who might inevitably experience it (like me), there’s a lot you can do to prevent it.

Nourish. There is no perfect diet to clear acne than a healthy, balanced diet. Eating fresh, unprocessed foods and daily hydration of at least eight glasses of water a day, or more when you exercise, can work wonders on your skin.

Cleanse. Sticking to a daily acne-fighting skin-care routine helps maintain a clear skin. Washing your face gently with a soap-free exfoliating cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells helps balances skin’s ph level. Just a bit of a warning though, excessive washing can cause skin to dry out and produce more oil so make sure you don’t over do it.

Protect. While small amounts of sun exposure may seem to clear acne at first, the sun actually dries your skin causing it to produce more oil and dead skin cells. This creates an ideal environment for blemishes. Avoiding excess sun exposure and wearing at least SPF 15 sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy, prevents skin from drying up and oiling.

Rest. A good night’s sleep (7-8 hours) does magic to your complexion. This boosts the immune system responsible for fighting infections too such as acne.

Exercise. The skin benefits from an increase in blood flow and oxygen when you exercise. If your body is prone to acne, just make sure to wear loose-fit and breathable clothing when you work out, and shower with an acne-fighting body wash soon after.

Relax. Hormones control the sebaceous glands that produce the protective oil that keeps skin soft and supple. Psychological stress, sad to say, affects hormone levels. Too much stress therefore, causes these glands to produce more oil thus triggering acne. So relax and do what makes you happy. If walking, running, dancing, or yoga calms you, do it!

How can Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy stops acne?

Proactiv is safe and effective to use by anyone with mild to moderate acne. It heals current breakouts and prevents future breakouts. It clears complexion quickly and prevents blemishes from leaving behind permanent scars.

Proactiv combines mild concentrations of antimicrobial acne medicine with botanical skin-care agents to gently remove excess oil and dead skin cells. It kill acne causing bacteria inside pores and soothes redness and irritation. Here’s the breakdown:

1. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) works by removing dead skin cells to ensure that the pores don’t get clogged.

2. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils.

2. The Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation.

3. The Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.

Proactiv is designed to attack acne “proactively” by delivering the right concentration of medicines and acne-care agents in the right order and concentrations. It helps control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv Solution is the key to a clear complexion.

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