Being Proactiv - update

So you may remember a few weeks ago that I set a good friend of mine the task of using the full Proactiv skin care regime with the aim of reducing the eruptions on her face. (For the original post/introduction have a nosy here.) She's been trialling it for about three weeks now and although the photos she's sent are teeny tiny (she's got a sick three year old and a three month old baby to look after at the moment and no access to email, so we'll let her off) the words she's sent are the most important indication of how she's getting on...

"I've been using all the products religiously every day and making sure I tone down my use of make-up. I have had a few spots come up on my skin, but I think this is going to be long-term solution and not a quick fix. My skin feels incredibly smooth and fresher than it has in a long time, but I still have a lot of visible patchiness and scarring - this won't start to heal until my skin has time to repair itself though so I'm being patient! What I have noticed is that my pores are so much smaller and the masses of blackheads I've had on and around my nose forever have completely disappeared - I'm astounded."

So Gemma is sticking with it but so far is really impressed. Her skin hasn't got worse like it sometimes does with astringent products, her face hasn't been dried out and she feels as smooth as her baby's bum. I know how many products she's tried so far in her adult life and I can't remember her being so happy with a product that you can buy off the shelf. So far, so good!


  1. :D That's good she's getting on well with it!
    I used ProActiv for about... a year, had fantastic skin then after not using for two weeks had the most horrible reaction I've ever had, my cheeks and skin inflamed and dried up, refused to leave the house for 5 days :l

  2. Proactiv worked well for me also!

  3. Good to hear you got on with it well... this is basically her last hope so I'm praying it works for her!

  4. what else has she tried?

    the last 4 months I was getting adult acne, I never had acne in my life. But with a proper skin care routine my face is getting back to the spotless skin I use to have.

    I found, good things stay clear, lush tea tree toner, and sebamed soap and a muslin cloth working brilliantly for me right now.

  5. i use proactive religiously, and i have been now for 5 years :) it's an amazing product that changed my life and honestly every single day i get a compliment on my skin. i live in fear of it being discontinued haha! it was the only thing that ever worked for me and with such amazing results i never even think about trying anything else. you'll find that the scarring eventually starts to fade too. not straight away mind you but over time it will completely dissapear. mine did at least.

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