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Acne Solution: Benzoyl Peroxide

It is a blessing that I took after my folks’ good genes when it came to my skin not being prone to acne or pimples. Sure, breakouts happen from time to time but no more than thrice in a year. And most of them are either triggered by sleepless nights or a facial bump that got irritated because I can’t keep my hands off of it.

However, for some girls, especially those in their teenage years, the battle with acne can be long, traumatic and difficult. In some cases, it even leaves long-lasting marks and skin damage. While moisturizers, toners, and other beauty products can help clean, soften and clear up skin, sometimes acne scar treatments may be necessary to address such problems.

Truth be told, a handful lot of acne treatments have introduced themselves in the market, but the question has always been which is one really works. For some years now, benzoyl peroxide has been proven to be the gold standard for treating mild to moderate acne. Proactiv knows this to be true. In a form of topical antimicrobial medicine, an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. Benzoyl peroxide also helps to unblock pores and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Benzoyl Peroxide, unlike some acne treatments, is not an antibiotic. In its 50 years of effective use for treatment, there has been no case of its bacterial resistance. Meaning, this is safe to use.


“The Doctors’ Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin” by Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields

With the four other books I am currently simultaneously reading (okay, not exactly simultaneous, but you know what I mean) is “The Doctors’ Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin” by Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, a coffee table like booklet packed with wisdom on how to care for our skin. Very practical and easy to read.

The skin care tips and wisdom come in 30 bullets straight from the Stanford-trained dermatologist genius who revolutionized the treatment of acne by creating Proactiv Solution.

The Doctor's Secret to a Lifetime of Clear Skin

“The Doctors’ Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin” by Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields comes FREE with every purchase of Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit from Watsons, SM Department Stores, Proactiv mall kiosks, and Proactiv door-to-door delivery. The book is included in the kit.

DSC00672The tips on how to have acne free skin were thrown out in a fun way that makes it plenty easier to get a grasp of than actually read a book with hardcore principles to dwell on. I have yet to see an easier read on skin care, seriously.


Understanding How Acne Forms and What Makes The Proactiv Solution Superior Over Other Acne Treatment Methods

How exactly does an acne form? How long does it brew inside the dermis before it actually surfaces up the skin? Truth be told, we do not just get pimples overnight. It’s more of a nightmare waiting to erupt with a process that takes longer than we think.

how acne forms


(1) An acne starts in our sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes we know as pores. Deep within each follicle, our sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with our skin’s natural oils and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin.

(2) Dead skin cells may block the pores, resulting to over-accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply in this site, (3) triggering an inflammatory response causing a red, angry pore that we see as pimple already at the tail-end of the acne formation process.

Proactiv Solution

The Proactiv Solution

How exactly does Proactive Solution prevents acne at the root cause and targets to destroy the acne cycle?
1.The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged.
2. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils too, eliminating food for bacteria.
3. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation.
4. The Free Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.


But how about other pimple/acne treatment methods? Are they not as effective?
What makes the Proactiv Solution superior over other acne treatments is that unlike other spot- treatment methods, Proactiv Solution is not reactive. The likelihood of scars and dark marks are higher with this kind of spot-treatment. It also does not prevent future breakouts. It can be the most frustrating to have to treat acnes this way and have not long haul solution to it.

Proactiv Solution contains only 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, a safe and effective concentration which makes it OK for daily use and may be applied to the whole face. With Proactiv’s Advanced Microcrystal technology, eradicating bacteria is faster and gentler than common spot treatments.


Proactiv Solution Acne Clearing System (Get a Chance to Win Justin Bieber’s Limited Edition Perfume)

I remember first learning about Proactiv Solution Acne Clearing System through this home tv shopping channel. Even then I would often wonder if their claims were at all true. That is until I heard of my own cousin’s first hand experience with it. It worked just as well for her as it did to a handful of others who claims of getting their once acne-laden face.

Proactiv Solution has been widely endorsed by well known celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan and more recently, Julianne Hough and Justin Bieber. And I should say for good reason. With a whole bunch of testimonials out there, aside from my dear cousin’s first hand experience. There are a few more reasons why I think Proactiv Solution Acne Clearing System is worth the try:

  1. Clear Skin Guarantee – this product actually claims to clear your skin off of acne.
  2. The 3-Step System – is a winner! Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Lotion. While other anti-acne systems will have you do as much as 5 steps, which would often be confusing because there are those for morning and for night time. While all of that’s included in the Proactiv Solution system are all for day and night.
  3. Testimonials – the bunches of people vouching for Proactiv.
  4. Easy to follow application
  5. Money Back Guarantee – Spells out the confidence of the manufacturer of its product. Just how many brands are there exactly that offer this to their patrons? Not a lot, that’s for sure. That alone should be a reason all its own to give it a try.