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Skin Care Review: Proactiv

by Cindy Grajkowski, Hudson, WI usa

Adverse Effects

Acne improved

face became very red, fragile, and skin would peel on the surface

I used Proactiv for a couple of years. Always frustrated with different products. This did help with the acne, but made my face red and irritated. I finally returned to a dermatologist who gave me a different dx than acne, liklely resulted from the use of this product. So I was treating my face too harshly. The product line included a wash, toner, and lotions with high levels of benzoil peroxide, and was therefore very harsh on my skin. I also found the product to be rather expensive. I remember it being about 40.00 for the set and I would need the set a few times a year. I believe treating my skin so harshly lead to adiitional problems with my skin which I continue to struggle with today. Make sure you know what to treat before you treat it. And make sure treating one problem, i.e. acne, does not harm your skin in other ways. Skin plays tricks on you.

Get a dx from a dermatilogist first, and try some more gentle products first.

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