View Full Version : since we did teeth whitening, how about proactiv?
10-15-2004, 03:08 AM
not sure if this belongs in the softer side, but since we talked about teeth whitening here....:shrug:
anyone use proactiv, or any sort of skin care system? does it work as well as the infomercial claims?
10-15-2004, 04:57 AM
a handful of my friends use it...and they all swear by it. it's one of those few products out there that actually live up to its claims.
10-15-2004, 08:56 AM
hmm. that's cool. 99% of skincare claims are crap; most of the expensive products with fancy ingredients don't do anything more than 99 cents worth of soap and moisturizer.
what i have found that works for me is:
wash twice a day without fail; any cleanser (ie, bar of soap) will do.
use a buf puf when washing to make sure the cleaning is deep and my face is fully exfoliated.
follow up with a moisturizer that has alpha-hydroxy in it - it's a gentle acid that i believe has claims of anti-wrinkle properties. i don't care about that, all i know is that it completes the exfoliation, and also reduces redness on any blemishes, and i think cuts down a bit on my skin's oil production.
at night, after the moisturizer, i also use one of any of the many brands of salycilic acid gel, which can dry your skin out if overused - it prevents breakouts.
so long as i do that, my skin stays in pretty good shape. if i skip any of that, even for 12 hours, my skin quickly goes to hell and it takes a week to recover. so, if you have breakout-prone skin, try that first... it's cheaper, and it's worked for several other people i've reccommended it to.
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