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Proactive skin care

Proactive skin care heals the acne and helps stop new blemishes from forming. All acne begins with one basic lesion: the comedo, an enlarged hair follicle plugged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Invisible to the naked eye, the comedo lurks beneath the surface of your skin waiting for the right conditions to grow into an inflamed lesion. As the skin continues to produce more oil, bacteria flourish within the swollen follicle. The surrounding skin becomes increasingly inflamed as your white blood cells fight against the intruders. Acne can't be cured, with or without a prescription. Even after blemishes

disappear, you must continue to use an effective acne treatment to keep new blemishes from forming. Though all pimples start the same way, they can take many forms and may react differently for different people.

The most important proactive skin care product is Proactiv Solution, a brand owned by Guthy-Renker. They claim their expert dermatologists have created a breakthrough way to treat acne safely and effectively. Combination Therapy™ uses several different medicines in one system to heal the blemishes you have now and help keep new ones from forming.

Proactive skin care is a combination therapy acne management system - it combines prescription-grade ingredients in a system that works together to heal and prevent acne. This acne fighting system combines finely milled benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and a special formulation. These ingredients gently exfoliate skin, unplug pores, attack acne-causing bacteria, and soothe inflammation.

Proactiv Solution is designed to be used on the whole face (or acne-prone area) every day. It gets rid of existing acne - and proactively helps prevent future breakouts before they even surface on your skin. And since it's formulated with soothing botanicals like allantoin, panthenol, aloe and chamomile, it leaves skin feeling healthy and hydrated, instead of dry and flaky.

Proactiv Solution's unique formulations work together to knock out acne in 3 easy steps: 1) Renewing Cleanser: gently exfoliates the pores and allows the benzoyl peroxide to penetrate. Tiny, smooth grains unclog the pore and help remove dead skin cells. Benzoyl peroxide penetrates deep to attack bacteria. 2) Revitalizing Toner: helps unclog your pores and remove dead skin cells. A gentle alcohol-free formula helps to balance skin tone and remove dead skin cells, while preparing the pore for the Repairing Lotion. 3) Repairing Lotion: allows delivery of benzoyl peroxide deep into pores to attack acne-causing bacteria at the source. Finely milled benzoyl peroxide penetrates deep into the pore to attack bacteria, healing existing blemishes and preventing new ones from forming.

Another leading proactive skin care cosmetics producer is Aloette Cosmetics, this company specializes in aloe-based skin care, cosmetics and proactive skin care products. Aloette believes aloe vera can be integrated into every step of a skin care program, from cleansing to nourishing to moisturizing. Its myriad of properties allows it to work in sync with other ingredients, leaving skin feeling radiant, smooth and refreshed.

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Recommended skin care products

ClearSkin Skin Wash
Natural skin wash with herbal ingredients for skin health and nourishment. A 100% natural, safe and proven herbal wash that cleanses skin thoroughly without drying or flaking.

Age-defense Active Day Cream
Age-defense active day cream contains ingredients specially chosen for their ability to reverse the visible signs of aging skin. Your skin will become softer, smoother and younger-looking!

Deep Active Cleansing Mask
Deep active cleansing mask is specially formulated for all skin types and gives your skin an extra deep cleansing treatment to remove toxins. Your skin will feel fresh and glowing.

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