Hey guys! I have been on Proactiv since my early teens (I'm now 24) so it has been quite a while... I stopped using Proactiv briefly last summer because I found that I wasn't getting the results I used to from it, and especially during the winter, it SEVERELY dries out my skin - its almost intolerable. As you can probably guess, I broke out TERRIBLY. I was super depressed and went back to it, but it took months to get back to where I was before I quit, which even then wasn't great. Now, I have persistent whiteheads on my cheeks and around my nose, as well as mild acne on my jawline and occasionally near my mouth. My acne is what I would consider mild for the most part, but constant... and I suspect that the harsh chemicals in proactiv might have something to do with it.
I want to work towards quitting Proactiv and using a gentler, more natural skin system, since proactiv isn't really doing its job anyways. However, I know now that if I want to do that I need to wean myself off it. So I am looking here for some tips on how I might go about that. What skin line might you suggest I start incorporating into my regimen? In what increments should I decrease my proactiv use? Any tips would be greatly appreciated xoxo