It’s no secret that many advertisements for acne treatment products exaggerate what the product does for the skin. It can be hard to know which ones will actually clear your skin. Proactiv® is one of the most well-known acne treatments on the market, but it is not the cheapest product; so, is it worth the money?
Yes, it is definitely worth it. I started using Proactiv® at fourteen years old when my face was covered in breakouts. I used the original line for six years before I finally stopped needing regular acne treatment. I rarely experienced a breakout on my face in that time, and it saved my skin from the permanent acne scarring I would have undoubtedly had.
It takes some patience. I have known many people that tried Proactiv® for about a month and quit because it wasn’t working. That is a mistake; it requires patience. It took about two full months of use before my skin began to clear up. It also requires a consistent routine; I would breakout any time I skipped a day or two. As long as I used Proactiv® regularly, it continued to work better than other products I previously tried.
They make Proactiv® Plus for people with sensitive skin, but I’ve never used it. Even though I have sensitive skin, I simply reduced the usage of the original product. Instead of using it twice a day, as instructed on the box, I used it once at night. I was generous with moisturizer both morning and night, and I only found minor irritation in the wintertime, when the air was dry. Coming from a person who does not work for Proactiv®, I absolutely recommend this product to anyone with unmanageable acne.