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Proactive 3-Step Orange Color Regimen

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Lately I been using the Proactive 3-step regimen.... The orange color kind ones that has the Cleanser, Skin balancing toner acid thingy, and the benzyle peroxide cream. About 8 weeks i think my face was getting a lot better, mildly improved, but about 2 weeks later it started to get worse. I suffered about 5 break-outs; pustles and papules. Red zits on mostly the bottom skin under my mouth/lips and chin area. One on the right side of my nose.

I felt devastated and don't know how that happened, or if the acne started becoming immune to the Proactive regimen. But my face was improving literally, but now it gone to a downfall..... :(

I am not sure if it was the skin balancing acid toner, 2nd step of the regimen that causes the acne flare ups since it's alcoholic-based usage. Where I get cotton ball and wet it then dab it to my face where acne are. It does cause some irritation, reddens my face up. So it does stings a bit... But I need better regimen that really makes acne go away and strong enough to control my hormones or whatever cause the birth of acne. I am trying hard to get clear skin and reduce acne appears- relatively slowing it down significantly! Yeah long-term I should say.

Proactive regimen I'm using is barely working for me, but I see new acne forming in other parts of my faces, even new ones are appearing at the same old area...


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have u tried regimen yet?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Lately I been using the Proactive 3-step regimen.... The orange color kind ones that has the Cleanser, Skin balancing toner acid thingy, and the benzyle peroxide cream. About 8 weeks i think my face was getting a lot better, mildly improved, but about 2 weeks later it started to get worse. I suffered about 5 break-outs; pustles and papules. Red zits on mostly the bottom skin under my mouth/lips and chin area. One on the right side of my nose.

I felt devastated and don't know how that happened, or if the acne started becoming immune to the Proactive regimen. But my face was improving literally, but now it gone to a downfall..... sad.png

I am not sure if it was the skin balancing acid toner, 2nd step of the regimen that causes the acne flare ups since it's alcoholic-based usage. Where I get cotton ball and wet it then dab it to my face where acne are. It does cause some irritation, reddens my face up. So it does stings a bit... But I need better regimen that really makes acne go away and strong enough to control my hormones or whatever cause the birth of acne. I am trying hard to get clear skin and reduce acne appears- relatively slowing it down significantly! Yeah long-term I should say.

Proactive regimen I'm using is barely working for me, but I see new acne forming in other parts of my faces, even new ones are appearing at the same old area...

have u tried regimen yet?

what regimen you mean? The one on this website? Right now I am currently using Proactive regimen, and it's almost running out. I ran out of the 2nd step acid skin blancing formula thingy. Also I am running low on moisturizer. Gosh I am having a bad day. I don't have enough money to buy more anti-acne products or regimen... :(


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i am not sure but i believe regimen(at acne.org) is cheaper than proactive kits.

well,i have a suggestion for u.

if u think u cant carry on a regimen or routine of any kind due to financial or whatever reasons,i think u should stick to a more affordable but stable routine instead.

buying a kit once and then failing to do so after a while is only going to cause more problem.

what is ur diet and lifestyle like?

do u have dairy,gluten,sugary stuff?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Proactiv contains benzoyl peroxide which dries out your skin. That is fine at first but then you get a rebound effect that causes more acne. So you end up with dried out skin that is oily. I was on this roller coaster for years. The proactiv bleached out my pillow cases and that always made me worry that I was putting something with such harsh chemicals on my face! I've been using Liquid Oxygen products for about 3 weeks. For the first time my skin is clear and it's also very soft. It's not nearly as expensive either.

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