The other day while cleaning out my closet, I found a stack of ancient fashion and beauty mags packed with juicy sex advice, skincare tips, and the “latest” in fashion and gossip. Jen & Brad, OG Supermodels on the cover—it was pretty sweet.
I started flipping through them. Most of the content was obsolete– I wasn’t wearing platform sandals this season (or this decade), and the skincare advice was likely even more outdated than the parachute pantsfeatured on page 64, but at the moment, I thought I just may have struck gold.
Eager to pull a DIY fix, I read the advice: a step-by- step how-to on removing blackheads with your bare hands. (The gist of it: you “loosen” the pores with a piping hot washcloth for a couple of minutes before squeezing the blackheads out with your fingernails.) Magazine in hand, I scurried into my bathroom, pulled out my magnifying mirror, and went to work.
Spoiler alert: I failed miserably.
I did manage to seriously irritate my skin. There was a lot of redness and a new pimple or two, but the blackheads didn’t budge.
Now I was pissed. Maybe I should have put modern resources (and my energy) to better use, so I searched the Internet. It didn’t take me long to learn that, to get rid of blackheads, one must first understand that blackheads are a form of acne.
What comes next isn’t rocket science: to treat acne, you need an effective product. So I checked out reviews of just about every acne treatment on the market from drugstore brands to prescription medications. Here’s what I found.
There’s a new line from Proactiv® called Proactiv+. What makes it Proactiv®’s best product to date is Smart Target® technology. It’s kind of like how medicine is able to effectively do its thing when we swallow a pill. Smart Target® technology concentrates one of the system’s active acne-fighting ingredients—benzoyl peroxide—to tackle blackheads at the source (the pore). Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful ingredient clinicallyproven to fight acne-causing bacteria. Other treatments containing benzoyl peroxide can’t penetrate the skin’s surface. This is why many acne products dry out your skin and cause more redness.
Once I started using Proactiv+, change happened quickly. After a few weeks, my pores went from monstrous to non-existent. My blackheads started to disappear. I haven’t seen such small pores since before puberty. see: sleepaway camp years. I also began to notice a youthful glow I had not seen in a long time.
It’s not just me who thinks Proactiv+ is one of the greatest, does-what- it- says-it- will skincare products of all time. Turns out, 85% of people who used Proactiv+ for 13 weeks said they noticed better results with Proactiv+ than with other acne prescription treatment. That’s huge.
If Proactiv+ doesn’t work, there’s a money back guarantee (less S&H) so you don’t have to worry. And if you’re anything like me, you will likely consider it the best money you’ve ever spent.
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Written By the Betches Sponsored by Proactiv®