If you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of acne “cures” out there, you are not alone. It’s easy to be swayed by the latest miracle gel or treatment, but does new always equal better?
To get a handle on what makes acne treatments effective, let’s look at what causes acne in the first place.
There are three basic causes of acne — dead skin, bacteria and oil in pores. As our skin lives and breathes, it leaves behind dead cells that can block pores and trap microscopic debris. This is why exfoliation is crucial. It clears away dead cells so new ones can thrive.
Bacteria. Pimple-causing bacteria take root in your pores where they quickly multiply. The result? Breakouts, irritation, and not to mention, embarrassment. Benzoyl Peroxide is proven to kill acne-causing bacteria. But in most products on the market, Benzoyl Peroxide misses its target, remaining on the surface of the skin rather than penetrating deep into the pores where it can have the most impact.
Finally, there is oil. A natural product of our skin, oil helps keep the epidermis moisturized. Too much of it, however, can be a bacteria breeding ground. Salicylic Acid can help flush oil out of pores but it can also rob skin of natural moisturizers and lead to dryness, irritation and further breakouts.
There are products out there that effectively target a single cause of acne. Many of these products use the same acne-fighting ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid. But only one name takes a three-pronged approach to blemish-free skin, and that’s Proactiv+.
The Proactiv+ 3-step approach tackles acne by dealing with each cause separately: A Skin Smoothing Exfoliator to remove dead skin cells that block pores; a Pore Targeting Treatment that drives Benzyol Peroxide deep into pores; and a Complexion Perfection Hydrator that flushes pores with Salicylic Acid and moisturizers to help keep skin looking bright and healthy. By hitting all three cause of acne where it counts on a daily basis, blemishes don’t stand a chance.
Is Proactiv+ right for you? You’ll only know once you give it a try. If it doesn’t work, there’s a money-back guarantee so you don’t have to worry. It just may be the best money you’ve ever spent.
Update: The awesome team at Proactiv created an online quiz to help set you up with the skincare solution that is best for you!
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