Does Proactiv® Really Work?

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.


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