Will my face break out worse before it clears up?
I am an ex-Proactiv user, (Proactiv was way too harsh for my skin and eventually stopped working) I switched 3 weeks ago to the deep cleansing foam as well as the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser. I sprinkle the Exfoliating powder on the Foam and wash my face morning and night. My skin is not irritated and it feels wonderful, but I'm breaking out terribly (small pimples as opposed to the cystic acne I had with Proactiv). Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there hope for my skin or should I try a different cleanser?
In my experience, this cleanser seems to pull impurities out from my skin. So after a few days, I did have some pimples rise to the surface but they healed faster with less residual redness, and then my pores started to shrink and my congested face and blackheads started going away. Stick with it!
P.S. I have combination skin, but I also have sensitive skin and it has been sheer torture since high school (in the 1980's, lol) to find a product that was effective on blackheads and breakouts without causing bad irritation to my skin. I would literally scrub my face raw sometimes and the only result was redness and sore skin in addition to acne and blackheads. Now that I'm older I have a little less oil, so I get dry under my eyes and on my cheeks, but in that case I mix this with a creamy cleanser, and I like Bare Escentuals creamy cleanser in the pump as well.
Lehigh Valley, PA
7 months ago