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 equal better? And does it even work on real people’s skin?
To get a better fix on what makes acne treatments effective, let’s look at what causes acne in the first place.
Breaking it down to the basics, there are three 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 so crucial. It clears away dead cells so new ones can thrive.
Now for cause number 2 -- bacteria. Pimple-causing bacteria take root in your pores where they thrive and multiply. The result? Breakouts and irritation, not to mention embarrassment. Benzoyl Peroxide is proven to kill acne-causing bacteria, but in most products on the market, Benzoyl Peroxide literally misses the 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 provide a breeding ground for bacteria. 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.
Make no mistake. There are products out there that effectively target a single cause of acne. And 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 System tackles acne by dealing with each cause separately: A Skin Smoothing Exfoliator to remove dead skin cells that cause pore blockage; a Pore Targeting Treatment that effectively delivers Benzyol Peroxide deep into pores; and to combat oil build-up, 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.
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