When I became pregnant for the first time so many things changed with my body, some good (can you say goodbye B cup) and some not so much. The one change I noticed right away when I became pregnant was the explosion of acne all over my face. As a teenager I never really experienced acne, sure I had the occasional pimple but that was the extent of my experience. That all changed when I became became a mom and I'm not so happy to say that it has been a problem that I've struggled with for years now. I go through stages where I have no breakouts and no problems but when it rains it pours and it's those times when I wish I had the solutions to the problem.
Over the years I've tried a number of different products; some over the counter some prescription and all with the same results, very little change in the amount of acne on my face and even less change in the frequency of recurring breakouts. A few weeks ago I was asked to review Proactiv and not expecting much but willing to give it a try I agreed. I have been using the Proactiv kit for almost a week and a half now and I have noticed great results. My breakouts are non existent, my skin feels smoother, and the appearance of my skin is visibly improved. I loved the ease of using the products (there kit that I received contained Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Repairing Lotion, and the Refining Mask) and my favorite product was the Refining mask which worked over night to get rid of rogue pimples. In my experience with other acne medications (both OTC and prescription) the products made my skin very blotchy and most dried my skin out to the point of peeling. I did experience some dryness with Proactiv but nothing like the other products that I've used. I just cut back from using the products twice a day to once a day and the dryness hasn't been nearly as bad.
For those of you who haven't heard of Proactiv here's the low down. Proactiv was developed by two Standford-trained dermatologists (who both just happen to be women). The creators of Proactiv had both suffered from and survived acne and so their quest for an acne product that not only worked but continued to produce amazing results began and Proactiv was created. I always found out that Proactiv was actually developed for adult women something that I found interesting since most acne products are developed for teens.
It's nice to know that there is a product out there that was not only developed for women like me, but that actually works. I've never gotten excited about an acne product before because the honest truth is they have all promised results that just did not happen, but Proactiv worked for me when nothing else has. Whether you suffer from acne or just have the occasional pimple and need a great preventative routine you should definitely check out Proactiv...it's not just for teens!