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Old 01-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

Right now, I have one small zit near my nose, and one near my eyebrow. I only bought Proactiv because I sometimes break out with large painful cysts on my chin.

So.. Here is my question.. How is Proactiv at treating cysts? I didn't see a dermatologist, and I'm not planning on doing so.

 
Old 01-10-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

BAD it stopped working when my acne got bad.

 
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

the active ingredient in proactiv is benzoyle peroxide. you can get that alot cheaper in different forms.Eventualy the bp dries out your skin so much that your oil glands kick into overdrive and cause even bigger breakouts. Atleast that's how it works for me.

 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:59 PM   #4
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

BP is so much cheaper over the counter. I hate proactive it just made my skin worse and wasted a lot of my money for NOTHING!!

 
Old 01-11-2005, 05:15 AM   #5
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

Hi Scorpion. I only visit here once every month or two, and for the remainder of the time, I'm faithful to the pregnancy boards. Proactive is great. I have been seeing a dermatologist since I was 15 and Proactive is still the only thing that works on my skin. Everyone is different though and sometimes, when people try it and it doesn't work for them, they get mad and talk anyone else out of using it. Just because it didn't work for other people doesn't mean it can't work for you though. Give it a try and try not to worry about how it worked for other people.

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:42 AM   #6
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

I took my son to a derm after using Proactiv for 2 months did nothing for him and actually made him break out with bigger pimples. The derm said 'save yourself $60 and stop buying Proactiv. Use Cetaphil soap.' He has been using antibiotics and a topic cream too and the bumps have gone down (it's only been 2 weeks). I would just pay close attention while using Proactiv and make sure you do it correctly.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:04 AM   #7
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

My derm said the same thing...when i started breaking out i ordered proactiv with the hopes things would get better....it GOT WORSE....when i went to my derm for the first time he told me to stop using it and that it was a waste of money....the moment i stopped using it my skin looked a lot better...plus the prescribed meds and cream did wonders....using proactiv was the worst thing i have ever done....my skin was at its worst when i was using it....but i know it has worked for some people....so everyone is different....you have to try it for yourself and see....that is with all acne meds....everything reacts differently to everybody....so good luck with it...hope u have a better experience than i did

 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:10 PM   #8
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

What works for some doesn't for others, just give it a try yourself and see what happens.

You might want to try using it on a small area first and see how it does. That way if it makes your skin worst you it won't ruin your whole face.

 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:32 PM   #9
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

It didn't work for me at all, but it's different for everyone i guess..

 
Old 01-11-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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Re: Sweet. My first Proactiv kit should be coming tommorow

Someone posted that their son uses Cetaphil now, after Proactive making their skin worse. I am pregnant and Cetaphil is the only thing I am allowed to use and it does nothing for my skin. Just goes to show everyone is different!

 
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