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Why I Decided to Give Proactiv Another Try

In my prime teenage years, I always had nice skin. While everyone else was complain about their bumps and blemishes I hadn’t a complaint in the world. I had used Proactiv, but never really cared about what it did because I didn’t need any sort of reaction from it. That was until I got to college.

My freshman year in college was where it hit. Not only was I breaking out more than I could have imagined, but it was cystic, and it was scarring. Coming home on breaks meant seeing doctors, which led to trying multiple oral medications, topical creams, face washes, and more. I even tried my own home remedies as well. Thought tanning would help to dry out my skin, using a ton of toner, trying face wash after face wash. Nothing helped. Since freshman year my acne had gotten worse and worse and up until about two weeks ago I had no idea what I was going to do to fix it.

That’s when I decided I was giving Proactive another try. If the Proactiv line has been around so long, then its bound to be working, it would have been discontinued if it wasn’t. Maybe it didn’t work for me in the past because of the fact that I didn’t need any real product on my face, but I figured giving it another try wouldn’t hurt.

Right away I noticed my face just felt softer, much cleaner. As I kept using it, the breakouts died down and my scarring (which I have a lot of) looked a lot less visible. It’s a strict regimen if you stick to it, using the face wash, toner, and lotion twice a day, as well as the refining mask two to three times a week. I now know why the product has been kept around for so long, because I am seeing actual results.

To anyone who struggles with acne and thinks you need some big fancy regimen with expensive product prescribed by a dermatologist, you don’t. Proactiv isn’t the cheapest, but it’s well worth it.

Coming from a small town in Connecticut, Hailey is a recent graduate of Hofstra University. She spent her time in school working as the Campus Correspondent for the Hofstra chapter of Her Campus where she led the chapter to a pink level status every semester she oversaw the chapter. She also served as the Personnel Director for Marconi Award Winning station WRHU-FM. While holding multiple positions at Hofstra, she was a communications intern at Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees Barclays Center and Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum. 
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