(Closed) Has anyone used the pro active body wash? OR.. HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’ve actually had really great experience with Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash, Pink Grapefruit. It works really well for me and doesn’t break the bank!

Post # 5
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Try witchhazel, its a natural product that is really good at getting rid of pimples. My old roommate struggled with acne for YEARS, got fancy creams, expensive products… then used witchhazel face wipes & they were all gone within 2 days.

Post # 7
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s the trick with acne – pimples are known to secrete a “sticky” film.  The reason why ProActive works so well is because the first step is a chemical peeler that gets rid of the stickiness, and then the second step is the anti-bacterial agent.

So the key is to use two cleansers (the 1st with salycic acid, the 2nd with benzoyl peroxide), but if you have sensitive skin, try not to get one that has an abrasive in it too.

Good options for Step 1:  Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub

Good options for Step 2:  Neutrogena Clear Pore – but don’t leave it on your skin like a mask, as that’s super drying and can increase oil production.

Good luck!

Post # 8
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Stores usually carry it in the “natural section”, my friend works at a grocery store & its sold there (they have a natural section in the store). Maybe a health food store would have it?

Post # 10
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@Gemstone:  I second this!

I use the Neutrogena and it works so well that even Fiance uses it now. You can get it anywhere, Walmart, CVS, grocery stores, etc.

Post # 11
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I saw on The Doctors a tip by the plastic surgeon guy… 

You get one of those loofa on a stick things, and actually just pour white vinegar on it in the shower, then scrub your zitty skin areas with the vinegar.  

It helps me get rid of bacne. 

Try to make sure you are changing towels and sheets VERY regularly (like 2x a week).  Those can harbour a lot of nasty bacteria too.

Post # 12
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had this problem in high school, and a friend recommended sleeping topless. I tried it and my skin cleared up in about a week. It’s definitely worth a shot since its free! 🙂

Post # 13
5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually read once that head and shoulders works for bacne which I get when I work out a lot, and it totally works since its antibacterial! Target also has a great cleansing body wash that is their Up and Up brand that I like! Anything with scents, moisturizers etc probably won’t help your skin.

Post # 15
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I found medicated cleansers made my body acne worse because they dry your skin, so I now exfoliate with a loofah-material washcloth, wash with Dove for senstive skin beauty bar, and moisturize with Aveeno. I still have some acne on my shoulders, and it’s much worse when my hair is long, but it’s pretty well under control for 3 of 4 weeks each month (if you know what I mean). I treat pimples on my boby with neosporin because I unconsciously pick at them.

Post # 16
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I like proactive body wash! I don’t have bad body acne.. but when I work out a lot I do break out on my chest. Proactive usually clears it up within 2 days or so! I second the witchhazel comment though .. I have heard great things about it! 

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