Proactive Skin Care Instructions
Celebrity endorsers and regular users alike proclaim the effectiveness of Proactiv Solution. Benzoyl peroxide is the main acne-fighting ingredient used in the Proactiv system, and is an effective acne-fighting ingredient, notes the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A cleanser paired with a toner and acne cream, work together in the Proactiv system to help you keep your pores free of dirt, oil and dead skin so you see clearer skin.
Wash your face in the morning and at night with a nickel-sized amount of the Renewing Cleanser. Rub in a circular motion on your face for at least 30 seconds before rinsing away and patting dry. The cleanser has an abrasive consistency, which is meant to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and oil clogging your pores, as well as remove surface dirt and oil.
Douse a cotton ball or pad with Revitalizing Toner, suggests the Proactiv website. Use the cotton ball to apply the toner to your face. Allow the toner to dry completely before you move to the next step.
Apply the Repairing Treatment to your entire face. Use it on other acne-prone areas of the body, including the neck, chest and back. The Repairing Treatment contains 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide, which may cause peeling, redness or chapped skin. If your skin feels dry or shows adverse side effects, apply the lotion once per day, and move to twice per day as your skin becomes acclimated to the benzoyl peroxide.
Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to help hydrate areas where the Repairing Lotion has dried the skin. You can use your favorite oil-free moisturizer, or use the Green Tea Moisturizer that Proactiv gives as a gift for trying the Proactiv system. You can also purchase the Green Tea Moisturizer separately from the Proactiv catalog.
Use the Refining Mask once or twice per week as part of your regimen to help shrink and cleanse pores. The Refining Mask, which is also purchased separately from the Proactiv catalog, can also be used as a spot treatment when you notice an acne flare up. Dab on enough Refining Mask solution to cover the pimple and leave overnight to shrink the size and redness of the blemish.
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