Re: Proactive a long term detriment?
My acne didn't get worse when I stopped using proactiv, I just became sensitive to it. When I was on it, I never used the lotion. Only the cleanser and toner. I ended up getting an eczema type reaction to it, and decreased to 1 time a day. This worked for a while. Than it was 3 times a week. Than 1 time a week. Finally I had to stop. I can't even use BP products at all now.
My skin was about the same when I stopped using it. In fact, it actually looked a bit better, because it wasn't irritated. I ended up tapering it off because of a reaction, but maybe this is a way to not have the bad rebound acne like you have had. Just a thought.