Curing Blackheads with Proactive

Curing Blackheads with Proactive

Probably one of the most popular acne products on the market is Proactiv. I’m sure you’ve seen all those late night commercials showing celebrities like Jessica Simpson promoting the product.

But does Proactive really work as a cure for blackheads? In short…yes it can. I’ve suffered from acne and excessive blackhead outbreaks since I was 16. I’ve had so many blackheads that they literally discolored my face. At one point, my blackhead outbreaks were so bad I could not…would not look at a mirror.

I’m like most of you: I’ve tried drugstore acne product after product trying to clear up my face, but nothing worked at all. I did not really have full on acne pimples on my face, just an extreme amount of blackheads. My face always looked “dirty” because of this.

I’ve had a few friends who have used Proactiv to cure pimples (though not blackheads) and they generally said the product was pretty effective. I’ve also read a lot of reviews that say Proactiv is either really effective or not at all.

I tried it out and found it to be, surprisingly, very effective at treating blackheads. It took a couple months to start to see results, but the results came. These days, I only have a few blackhead outbreaks — mostly on my nose. I use Bior poor strips to control these few blackheads.

What I found very effective is to use wash my face with an exfoliant twice a week. This helps to remove all that gunk like dead skin and bacteria from my face. I’ve found exfoliating more than twice a week hurts my face. I apply the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser first. I then use the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner followed by the Proactive Repairing Treatment. I do this twice a day, 7 days a week.

Note: DO NOT start off applying Proactiv to your face twice a day. I started doing this initially and the Repairing treatment really irritated my skin. I guess my skin was NOT used to it and it started flaking, feeling like I had sunburn. So start off applying it once a day for a week or two, then slowly move to two times a day.

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Some people opt to just ditch the Renewing Cleanser and Revitalizing Toner to save money, and I guess you can do that as these are pretty similar to other products. I’ve found using the Proactiv 3 step system as intended works best for me.

I can’t promise you that Proactive will get rid of blackheads for certain, but in my case, I’ve noticed a big difference. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Proactive and acne pimples, but not blackheads. But based on my own experience, I say it’s definitely worth trying Proactive out for 2-3 months to help get rid of blackheads. It might be just what you are looking for.

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