Nearly 85% of people experience acne at some point in their lives– it is the most common skin condition in the world. But what causes it? And more importantly what can we do to prevent it? Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day tells us that your smartphones are now a relevant cause acne of the cheeks, chin, and temples: aka “the phone zone.”
Most surfaces you touch before you press buttons on your phone screen contain oils, and when you press your phone to your face, that’s where those oils end up. Acne– all acne– develops when excess oils mix with dead cells and form a plug in your pores that traps oil inside the follicle. This plug is where acne-causing bacteria breeds and inflammatory toxins are released. The body reacts to these toxins with inflammation and swelling, and that’s the pimple you see that always seems to flare up at the wrong time. Lucky for us, it takes two weeks before the pimple forms, which gives us plenty of time to disrupt the process before zits come to surface. Enter: Proactiv+®.
The reason many acne treatments do not work is because they deliver medications directly onto skin’s surface which dries out the skin, but does not effectively deliver the medication into the pore where it is needed most. The latest Proactiv® system, Proactiv+® contains two popular acne fighting medications: antimicrobial benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) which kills acne-causing bacteria, and salicylic acid (0.5%) which works to prevent breakouts by helping keep pores clear of excess oil and dead skin cells. Benzoyl peroxide can be drying and irritating on the skin’s surface which can dry out your skin and cause redness. But the benzoyl peroxide in Proactiv+® is encapsulated with SmartTARGET® technology: an administration system that encapsulates the benzoyl peroxide and keeps the medication off the skin’s surface to help minimize dryness and irritation. The capsule opens in the pore and delivers the medication which kills the acne bacteria on contact. That means more acne-fighting medicine deep in the pore for long-lasting effectiveness.
Each step in Proactiv+® also contains hydrating skincare ingredients formulated to attract, lock-in and help sustain healthy levels of moisture in your skin. So it leaves your skin feeling softer, moisturized…even younger.
As an added bonus, Proactiv+® is relatively inexpensive. The new 3-step system is only $29.95 (with free shipping)! And you can try it worry-free for 60 days plus this limited time offer: Follow this link to their site for FREE shipping, and a free gift with purchase of Proactiv+® and you choose the gift!
The editors at Popdust have tried Proactiv+® and decided it rocks. Popdust now has a commercial relationship with Guthy-Renker and is working to promote their products. Proactiv+® is a trademark of Guthy-Renker®.