04-23-2008, 08:40 PM
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Join Date: May 2006
have to share so others don't go through this crap. I haven't used the stuff for years and here's why:
I never really had bad skin problems. I got a blemish every once in while when I was in high school. My sister purchased Proactiv and she did have a bit of acne and it cleared up after a couple weeks...being impressed by her results, I decided to get some of my own to try it out. For a while it was working really well for me. I didn't have any blemishes for several months, and then the bad thing happened. All of a sudden I had MAJOR acne issues all over my cheeks, forehead, and nose. It was HORRIBLE. I immediately quit using the proactiv and went to see a dermatologist.
She said that proactiv is super harsh on the skin and that i needed to get rid of it. I was then put on antibiotics and 2 cream/gel things (benzaclin and differin) to relieve the acne. My skin cleared up beautifully with the treatments. I couldn't afford to continue with the meds for long (had to start paying for them on my own w/o parental help and was a bit to spendy for me) anyway....still have issues every once in a while but....
I HATE PROACTIVE. I simply can not say it enough.