While it is true that I so appreciate I took after a gene that did not have me suffer an acne-laden face growing up, there is still a time of the month that I am most vulnerable to having one. Yes, that’s the week before aunt flow comes. It totally adds up to an already hormonally influenced season of my month.

Truth be told, what I go through is nothing from what I witnessed for myself, the ordeal of teeners when they break both arm and leg, spending fortune to see dermatologists to get their acne problems solved.

For my “seasonal” acne episodes, what totally works for me is Proactiv. I have yet to find a brand that comes close in preventing breakouts and blemishes, the Proactiv Solution 3-Step System has always been a default choice for me. I tried some acne gels in the past but nothing was as effective as Proactiv. (more…)