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Old 01-03-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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jennymc41 HB User

I just got proactiv 2 days ago and my face is sooo dry and extremely flakey from using it..will the dryness go away after a while or will it just continue to get more dry??

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Old 01-03-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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ummsure HB User
Re: help!!

Yes. It sucks. I would use Jojoba oil. It doesnt clog pores and it makes your face feel smooth and its a very good mousturizer.

Old 01-03-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
crazyabout blue
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crazyabout blue HB User
Re: help!!

it will overdry and then produce more oil.. thus resultin in oily skin which might be prone to acne. Thats what happened to me when i purchased proactiv.

Old 01-04-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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arock HB User
Re: help!!

jenny, i too tried the proactive and although it started out clearing up my blemishes it ended up (after a coupla weeks) giving me the same flaking and dryness that you describe. i stuck it out tho' and it only got worse! all that flaking and such clogged my pores further and my skin started to get extremely sensitive to the benzoyl peroxide. back to dermatologist! i'm on accutane now and it's no treat, i'll tellya, but supposedly it's a long-term solution. i'd suggest talking to a derm and see what he/she has to say. it made a huge difference for me. good luck! and the proactive has a money-back gaurantee too, get yer dough back girl!

ps- i also tried the murad acne complex kit and am still trying to recover from the effects of that, four months later. and it stung too. money back.

Old 01-04-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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Needzhelp HB User
Re: help!!

proactiv sucks!!! for sum reason it cleared up my face for a few weeks and then it just turned really bad and oily. just letting you know my story.

Old 01-04-2005, 05:20 PM   #6
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shannamarie36 HB User
Re: help!!

So what has everyone done in replacement to proactiv?

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