Proactiv Solution: The Real Cause of Acne, Preventions and Suggested Cures

Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy
The Real Cause of Acne, Preventions and Suggested Cures

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​ Common acne begins during adolescence and continues until adulthood especially to skin types vulnerable to severe cases of acne problems. In a tropical country like ours – Philippines, proper product labeling is a must for those seeking over-the -counter treatment. Consumers (easily) tend to believe marketing geniuses’ “it could treat acne in just one sitting” which to some is close to failure. Why? In recent consumer research, “there is a growing concern regarding a number of recent therapies. photo proactiv-solution-deiville-com.jpg
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How acne forms and what triggers acne

Acne is define as:
The term acne comes from a mutation of the Greek ἀκμή (akmē), literally “point, edge”, but in the sense of a “skin eruption” in the writings of Aëtius Amidenus. Used by itself, the term “acne” refers to the presence of pustules and papules. The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, meaning “common acne”. Many teenagers get this type of acne. Use of the term “acne vulgaris” implies the presence of comedones. (Source: Wikipedia)

Over accumulation of naturally occurring oil, cells inside the skin follicle and bacteria that lives on the skin begins to grow and multiply in this site, triggering an inflammatory response that causes the development of acne. Acne appears on the face, shoulders, back, chest and trunk. Personally I even experienced mild case of pimple over my scalp when I used heavily moisturized hair shampoo.

An acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin’s surface. So while it may seem like you get a pimple overnight, what you’re actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process. It starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Deep within each follicle, your sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with your skin’s natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin. Dead skin cells may block the pores, resulting to over-accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply in this site, triggering an inflammatory response causing a red, angry pore that we see as pimple already at the tail-end of the acne formation process.

What triggers my own dose of common acne?
One should simply understand what your skin type is and its needs, geo location (weather condition), kind of lifestyle and nutrition you maintains.

From my point of view, the way I understand  how my skin behaves revolves around what product I apply and is connected to my sleeping habits. To some people with unique skin types, the reaction differ from one another and mostly will depend on how you take care of your body and total wellness.

As I said before, I gauged mine on the oily type, absolutely 100% sure. Meaning I can’t use facial wash or body wash or shampoo with oil-base (moisturizer) content. Even skin care products with excessive fragrances and make-ups (liquid foundations, BB creams, press powder, etc). Overall, those that includes super moisturizer ingredients will result to skin pores’ follicle underneath to swell. The build up of excessive oils and dead cells gradually allows the bacteria to grow within 2 to 3 days (on my case). This result as an infection. These infection usually present itself as a blackhead, whitehead, a small spot pimple visible to others, large pus-filled nodules, and even fluid-filled cysts embedded deeply in the skin. The most common infection I experienced every time I used such products is a common pimple that inhibits itself into pus-filled nodules. The market place of supposed beauty and health should subject to “truth in advertising” principle. It should educate the consumers on first-hand information before the product trial and purchase of trust. Not even those expensive and classy brands – Philippine weather will surely spit out the dreaded acnes! 🙂

Although doctors and dermatologists have extensive treatment for serious acne, the only negative factor about it is you have to spend more to be able to solve your skin problem. While Do-it-yourself treatment is also available by applying pore cleanser (benzoyl peroxide) or topical antibiotic to kill the bacteria.

As for me, I only buy non-comedogenic skin care, such as Cetaphil and the like does wonder.  For acne-prone skin if these few tips won’t work, I highly recommend an alternative and extensive treatment like Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy.

Proactive Solution prevents acne at the root cause and destroys the acne cycle, it’s a step-by-step process, one should try the method diligently to see full results.

Step 1: Proactiv Renewing Cleanser – kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation
Step 2: Proactiv Revitalizing Toner – works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged. It removes excess oils too, eliminating food for bacteria.
Step 3: Proactiv Repairing Treatment – kills the bacteria and prevent proliferation
With FREE Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling.

I’m also sharing some facts on why Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy is better than other treatment methods.

Different types of acne treatments are reactive, spot-treating pimples when these are visible and inflamed – already at the tail end of the acne formation process. These procedure often leave scars, dark pigmentation and permanent marks, and does nothing to prevent future breakouts. It has to address the problem and offer a solution, I think Proactiv Solution follows a rule of thumb “you get your money back if you’re not happy” in a way it’s a guarantee that this anti-acne product has been proven effective by consumers worldwide.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Overnight Spot Treatments
Spot treatment is the most commonly used method of treating acne because these are cheap, easy to apply, and more often than not promising miracle cure overnight. These products mostly contain high concentration benzoyl peroxide at 5% or 10% which kill the acne bacteria, but results to redness or irritation. These products may also cause hyper pigmentation (dark acne marks).

Proactiv Solution contains only 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, a safe and effective concentration which makes it OK for daily use and may be applied to the whole face. With Proactiv’s Advanced Microcrystal technology, eradicating bacteria is faster and gentler than common spot treatments.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Topical Antibiotics
Doctors need to supervise people using antibiotics because the long term use of antibiotics in general may cause bacterial resistance – making the person “immune” to the benefits of the active ingredient.

Proactiv Solution will never have bacterial resistance because it does not contain an antibiotic, but rather an anti-microbial agent. It is safe for long term use for the treatment and prevention of acne.

Proactiv Solution vs. Oral Drugs
When acne is severe, dermatologists sometimes prescribe oral drugs like isotretinoin or hormonal pills. There are studies that support that these methods are extremely effective for severe cases, but because of the nature of these drugs there are side effects that make it questionable if the benefits truly outweigh the cost. For example, there were reports in 2010 linking suicidal tendencies and psychotic behaviors among acne patients on isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, which are mainly indicated as a contraceptive sometimes causes water retention, weight gain, mood swings, and in the long run, even breast cancer.

Proactiv Solution does not have these side effects!

Proactiv Solution Vs. Derm Clinic Injections
The Philippine Dermatological Society is campaigning for awareness among Filipinos to patronize only the services of highly qualified doctors, and not to be too trusting of attendants who may not have the proper training and experience to do this. This type of procedure is extremely painful, and when done by inexperienced hands, may cause scars for life. And because acne is a cyclical condition, recurring acne imposes recurring painful injections.

Proactiv Solution is gentle on you. With advanced micronized benzoyl peroxide and ingredients designed by Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, your journey to clear skin is one that does not incite pain.

Proactiv Solution Vs. Custom Derm Packs
The promise of acne’s miracle cure comes in different shapes, sizes, and prices. But do not always think that designer packs that costs Php 10,000 in expensive clinics are great! Expensive acne systems often do not have the backing of massive consumer trial from all over the world, and you end up being a guinea pig.

Are you convinced?
For acne-prone individual, if everything else fails there’s always a better alternative. Say you’ve tried two or three acne treatments mentioned above, and the acne culprit stays the same level of annoyance. It’s about time you try Proactiv Solution, honestly I find the Proactiv Solution’s Combination Therapy quiet edgy on the pocket but if you were able to afford dermatologists and stuck up with dosages of benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and injections. Well, could it be investing to Proactiv Solution for once will cure the root cause of your acne horrors.

And anyone from the readers who have tried the Proactiv Solutions and had a successful treatment, we want to hear your stories. You may comment down and be proud of that acne-free skin! 🙂 has something for YOU!
I have 3 bottles of Rodan & Fields PROACTIVE SOLUTION’s Deep Cleansing Wash (a non-comedogenic product suitable for face and body) 4 Fl. oz. (120mL), a salicylic acid acne treatment up for grabs!
Comment, Facebook, and Twitter (Mandatory Task)
Answer the question: What’s your worst acne experience?
Commenter with the worst acne nightmare will be chosen to try these Proactive Solution Deep Cleansing Wash for FREE!
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1. Follow the 3 mechanics below to join and gain extra points. Make sure to complete all the 3 mandatory steps to be eligible.
2. Proactive Solution Deep Cleansing Wash giveaway runs from June 14 to July 15, 2013. The giveaway is open only Metro Manila residents .
3. You may use other emails or Facebook accounts if you like provided that they are real and active accounts. No dummy accounts please!
3.One (1) winner will be selected via most unique comment entry and social media shares. Winner will be notified via email. Please expect email within or fourth week of July 2013.
4. One (1) Winner will be published on and deiville’s Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account.
5. Failure to do any of the above requirements will be subjected to disqualification. *Failure to reply/acknowledge the notification email sent to the winners within 48 hours upon receipt of notice—prizes will be forfeited.
6.Proactive Solution Deep Cleansing Wash giveaway is good until July 15, 2013 only.

That’s it!
You won’t get any deals such as these not even in shopping malls nor group buying site, that’s the great thing about blog, right? 🙂
Smile more often to repel your stubborn pimples/acne. They say face your problem with a strategize solution, if your problem is all about your face, skin, appearance, etc. then give Proactiv Solution.*wink* Stalk me more next time!

Disclosure: This giveaway is not in any way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook and Twitter. Prizes were sponsored from our kind friends from Proactiv Philippines. The rest of the stories are honest opinions of yours truly.

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13 thoughts on “Proactiv Solution: The Real Cause of Acne, Preventions and Suggested Cures”

  1. Well, I don’t have acne, and fortunally never has a one, just sometimes little black points. I think that more and more people have acne because of the polution and dust. I’m imagine that for them has to be dificult to have acne, especially, that, as you said, you have to apply many many solutions and tratements. I don’t have patience to apply a single cream, but to apply a cleaner, a toner and a treatment.

  2. I suffered from acne when I was in high school. I have scars all over my cheeks now. Can Proactiv Solution remove scars? If it can, I will definitely buy one.

  3. Ah proactiv, I’m trying that too! I’ve heard soooo many good reports about it so I’m thrilled that I can try it out myself. I will be blogging all about it as well this week. 🙂

  4. I tend to breakout a lot esp with my combination skin. I’ve tried so many products and I’m using a local product now. It’s really a big issue having breakouts because no matter how hard you try to conceal it, it’s still annoyingly there.

  5. Chasing Philippines

    I, myself, never had an acne. But been looking for a products that will cure my little brother’s acne. He’s 15 and he had it since 13 or 14 maybe. Hope to find a really effective product.

  6. serene shikukeza

    Good thing growing up wasn’t hard for me with regards to acne problems. I rarely have acne build up during my puberty years until now. I have been hearing about this product and will look into it. Maybe I can try the wash.

  7. A day may start or end without a message from me, bt believe me… it wont start or end without me thinking of u… See, i just did! Take care! you HAVE A NICE DAY!

  8. Good thing I haven’t had any problem about having zits but my brother is still dealing with his acne. I’d recommend Proactiv. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Cielo of Brown Pinay

    I really have a bad history of acne when I was in my teen (3rd yr HS)..part of adolescence :).
    I suffered from inferiority complex because of this. I even detest going to the prom because of this…Grabe talaga as in nightmare for a teener.,.

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