Acne strikes people from adolescence
through middle age, and while there isn’t
a cure for pimples, zits and blackheads,
they can be controlled.
The problem? Most people don’t properly
wash their face. They either over-
exfoliate with harsh scrubbing, or dry it
out using extreme cleansing soaps— both
of which cause the face to
overcompensate and produce even more
oil, which in turn can clog pores. This
creates an unending cycle that can cause
long-term skin damage and premature
Fortunately there is a much gentler way
to properly clean the skin in five simple
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial
soap so that you don’t transfer acne-
causing bacteria to your face.
2. Splash lukewarm water on your face to
prep the skin for cleansing. Hot water
can damage the skin and cause your face
to begin oil production.
3. Use a cleanser that’s specifically
designed for faces and unclogging pores.
Clogged pores are what keep your skin’s
oil from reaching the surface, which not
only causes blackheads and pimples but
also dries out your face.
One of the top skin cleansers also comes
from one of the most trusted names in
acne treatment: Proactiv® Blackhead
Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving Gel uses
Salicylic Acid to help keep pores clear,
reducing blockage and helping prevent
new breakouts from forming. It also
contains Lactic Acid, which is gentle and
helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorb
excess oil. This not only helps keep pores
clear, but also helps them appear smaller
so that skin looks smoother. Finally, Shea
Butter, which is rich with Omega-6 and
Omega-9 essential fatty acids, as well as
Aloe Vera and Bisabolol help soothe the
skin and protect it from dehydrating.
These combined ingredients can help
break the over-cleansing, acne-causing
cycle that plagues so many people.
4. Gently rub the cleanser into your skin,
moving fingers in a circular motion for
at least 30 seconds. Fingers usually work
better than loofahs or wash cloths that
can irritate the skin.
5. Cup cool water in your hands, lift it to
your face, and rinse. Do this several
times, then pat your face dry — don’t rub
it—with a soft towel.
While these steps seem simple, they
work, and the kind of cleanser you use is
definitely key to your success.
Proactiv® produces the number one acne
treatment system in America, and the
company has won numerous beauty and
skincare awards. They also invest every
year to formulate products that
effectively fight acne while still
protecting your skin.
The Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving
Gel not only helps deep clean and
decongest pores, it helps clear blackheads
and pimples while absorbing excess oil
and removing dead skin cells. It’s
designed to leave your face glowing and
oil-free, soothe skin irritation, and give
skin a smoother, more hydrated look and
feel. When it comes to the battle against
acne, proper steps and the right cleanser
could make all the difference in the