Re: Proactive, bad?
|Originally Posted by xjackie83
|I've never heard of Proactiv eating away at your skin. It was developed by dermatologist. The only thing I can think of is that maybe Proactiv could be too drying for some skin types and cause dryness in the dermis. I also can't think of any ingredients that they have in their products that would cause harm to your skin. Their face wash and moisturizer are pretty much just like any other acne-product and their toner is mostly witch's hazel.
Have you noticed your skin getting damaged by proactiv? It sounds like it's actually been working for your skin. If you're really concerned I'd go to a dermatologist, but I have a feeling a doctor would just tell you that your skin is fine!
No product line works for everyone, lots of people have had success with Proactive while others haven´t. Proactive might not be the most gentle line out there, but it surely isn´t eating away your dermis (whatever that´s supposed to mean)
Skincare brands that a lot of people with acne issues like are: Neutrogena, Mario Badescu (the drying lotion is supposed to be awesome for spot treating pimples), Murad and Cetaphil (for their very gentle, basic, dermatologist recommended moisturizer and facewash). Witchhazel toner is supposed to be great as well.
I´d personally go for a gentle facewash, a toner with glycolic/salicylic acid for exfoliation, a basic moisturizer and some sort of spot treatment. And regular face masks with clay, mud masks or something like Queen Helene´s Mint Julep Masque (lots of people swear by this)