Mum Finds: Proactiv Renewing Cleanser

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Skin blemish and skin imperfections can be unsightly, frustrating and quite tricky to get rid of. Not most of us are blessed with good genes along with a flawless, radiating complexion but it is good to know that we can do something about it and there are measures to be taken, as well as trusted products to use, in order for us to achieve the beautiful, clear skin we have always wanted.

I believe that the foundation to getting a clear complexion is keeping the skin clean and washing it with a gentle and mild cleanser every single day. We may have lots of skin-related issues to deal with everyday but, at least, washing the face on a regular basis can get almost a third of the job done.

Proactiv Renewing Cleanser in a nutshell

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The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser is an oil-free, soap free medicated formula that contains advanced micro crystal benzoyl peroxide in combination with mild cleanser that lightly washes the skin. It has tiny beads that gently exfoliate dead cells and impurities so they can’t clog pores. The benzoyl peroxide penetrates the pores fast while being gentle to the skin. It attacks, kill acne-causing bacteria, and reduce the number of acne pimples.

The Key Ingredients

Benzoyl Peroxide is the key anti bacterial agent to fight acne. The 2.5% concentration is just effective as 10% solutions in controlling the majority of acne cases and much gentler to your skin. This low concentration gives it the acne-fighting benefit of even higher concentrations, but not the side-effects!

Other Ingredients Include:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate ~ This mucopolysaccharides act as humectant to draw moisture to skin. Mucopolysaccharides are gel like substances surrounding the collagen and elastin in the dermis layer of the skin.
  • Polyethylene ~ These small round beads have no sharp edges that can tear and scratch the skin while they gently remove old, dead cells.
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract ~ A botanical extract known for its soothing properties.

Here Are The Easy Steps In Using Proactiv Renewing Cleanser?

  • Use morning and night
  • Apply a small (dime-sized) amount to damp skin and gently massage for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water
  • Pat dry
  • If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day
  • If going outside use a sunscreen

Why You’d Prefer to Use Proactiv Renewing Cleanser Instead of Regular Cleanser or Soap?

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Be Stress-Free + Stay Acne-Free This Christmas

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The Christmas season may very well be the most stressful season of all. With the flurry of holiday-related activities, not to mention the crowd milling about everywhere you may be, and the horrendous traffic everywhere, it was so much easier to feel the stress, the pressure, and the toil it takes on a person’s over all well-being.

We are now fully aware of how stress relates to those annoying breakouts, and ultimately, to acne. The increased levels of stress stimulate our body’s production of various hormones as well as triggers different changes in the skin. On occasions, it causes the skin oils to be more viscous making one more prone to acne. In the same manner, stress also reduces the body’s natural immune defense as well the skin’s ability to fight off bacteria build-up, which causes more breakouts.

Ironically, the holiday season is also the time you have to look your best, what with all the parties and gatherings you have to attend, and imagine all the photo ops that come with those! You have to stay looking fresh in everyone of those photos, right, and you do not want to end up being the most-harassed looking gal in your family photo neither you want to end up being the oldest-looking classmate in your latest group picture with your high school friends and classmates. That is why it is a must that you stay stress-free and acne-free this merriest season of all.

Now, it might be a tad difficult maintaining that fresh glow and that picture-perfect complexion if you are trying to finish your holiday shopping while struggling to get to work on time and attend every Christmas party invite that comes your way. But here are a few tips you might want to consider to stay stress-free and acne-free this holiday season:

  • Drink lots of water ~ not only will it aid in easy digestion but drinking plenty of water each day will also help keep the skin well-hydrated as you go about the gazillion of tasks you have to finish this holiday.
  • Eat healthy ~ eat up those greens and make sure your diet includes a generous amount of vegetables, proteins and whole grains to make you feel and look your optimal best. Some studies also show connections between a younger looking skin and a diet with good amount of Vitamin C.
  • Use sunscreen ~ if you will be exposed to the sun for a considerable number of hours, it is ideal to us sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin from harmful rays that promotes skin ageing.
  • Moisturize often ~ the cold weather can be a little harsh on the skin so make sure to moisturize as much as you can to keep it soft, supple, and fresh-looking
  • Manage your stress ~ take time to manage your stress before it becomes worse and lead to unsightly outbreak or acne. Cut back on some items on your to-do list to get the break and the rest that you need and if you can get ample amount of sleep each day. Your skin will thank you for it, plus am sure you will enjoy the extra time spend with your bed and pillows.
  • Use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy to prevent acne ~ use the Proactiv Combination Therapy System to prevent future breakouts. This 3-Step System works together to cleanse the skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.

The Proactiv Combination Therapy in a nutshell

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Kiss Your Acne Goodbye with Proactiv’s Benzoyl Peroxide

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There are a lot of medications available in the market today that promises to clear up acne. The problem is discerning which among them actually stays true to its promise of clear, unblemished skin. For many years now, Benzoyl Peroxide has been the gold standard in treating mild to moderate acne. According to Wikipedia, Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most organic peroxides in terms of the scale of its production and its applications. This is used for improving flour, for bleaching teeth and hair, for polymerising polyster, but most importantly it is used as an acne treatment. In fact, it is included in the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of  the most important medication essential in a basic health system. This topical antimicrobial medicine has an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria causing acne breakouts. It also helps unblock pores and has anti-inflammatory effect, as well. BPO, as it is more commonly known, is not an antibiotic, and in 50 years of use, there has never been a documented case of BPO bacterial resistance, which makes for the cornerstone of prescription, as well as OTC {over-the-counter} acne therapy.

This is the very reason why Proactiv Solution has Micro-crystals {micro-crystal medicine} beonzoyl peroxide, a crystalline BPO finally milled to achieve pore penetration required to control the acne cycle. The exclusive form of benzoyl peroxide {or BPO} found in the Proactiv 3-Step System’s Renewing Cleanser {Step 1} and Repairing Tretment {Step 3} features exceptionally small and uniform particles which are designed to specifically penetrate pores faster while being gentler on the skin.

Alternative Ways To Treat Acne

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  1. Proactiv Solution VS Soap ~ Harsh scrubbing does not unclog pores any better than gentle cleansing and may actually worsen your acne instead of clearing it. Cleansing and scrubbing simply reduce surface oils and dead skin cells. A lot of people use harsh products, mostly laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants {or detergents} that often produce irritation and only worsen acne. Proactiv Solution effectively unplug pores with fine polyethylene beads that gently relieve impacted pores without irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv Solution does not contain any surfactants,  responsible for a sudsy foam and lather that strip the ski of its essential oils, thereby damaging the skin’s barriers and making the skin vulnerable to infection and irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv® Renewing Cleanser is formulated without these harsh detergents, promising only clear and fair skin.
  2. Proactiv Solution VS Salicylic Acid ~ Although Salicylic acid breaks through the plug, it does not kill the bacteria that causes acne breakouts, or what we call the P. acnes bacteria. As acne is caused by a variety of factors that take place below the skin surface, it is best to gently wash with medicated cleanser with proven ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide or sulfur, that can penetrate the skin and help unclog pores, kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  3. Proactiv Solution VS Oral Drugs ~ Oral drugs, like isotretinoin or hormonal pills, are sometimes prescribed by dermatologists in cases of severe acne. There are studies indicating these methods are extremely effective for sever cases, however the nature of these drugs, and their side effects, make it questionable if their benefits truly outweigh the cons. In 2010, for example, there were reports linking suicidal tendencies, as well as psychotic behaviors among acne patients who took isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, on the other hand, are mainly indicated as contraceptives and sometimes causes water retention, mood swings, weight gain, and after prolonged use, even breast cancer. Proactiv Solution users can rest assured that their acne solution is clear of these harmful and frightening side effects.

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