“I am glowing. I love that.”
Since high school Blake has suffered from breakouts and blemishes on a daily basis, which led to an engulfing feeling of dread every time she caught her reflection in the mirror. Having been reintroduced to Proactiv+ products she was positively and strongly reminded of her much they cleared her skin.
“The one thing I love most about Proactiv Plus is the glow that I have from using it. Like, my skin just glows. It's illuminating.”
When all you can think about is perfect skin
Pimples and blemishes are not something you can just forget; the worry is always there tediously loitering in your mind. Blake spent a lot of time and energy trying all manner of remedies, from the natural to the pharmaceutical, to try and cure herself from breakouts.
"I probably think about my skin from the time I get up in the morning to the time I go to bed. I don’t know, it just takes over me and who I am as a person…
…It hurt to look in the mirror like it was so difficult. Looking back, it’s so hard, because every time I think about looking in the mirror and just being like, when is my face going to clear up, it does, it brings tears to my eyes.
…I wanted - to be comfortable. And I didn't want to have to use some type of cosmetic surgery, or spend all this money at the makeup counter, or keep trying these things that didn't work…
…So, I went to a dermatologist who put me on antibiotics. It didn't really seem that that worked. And I was terrified. I didn't know what to do and Proactiv Plus came around and healed me.”
Whilst it’s easy for friends and family to reassure you and show how they value your inner beauty, there’s just something that doesn’t feel right. This discomfort and anxiety can have terrible effects on our confidence and the desperation to find a way to fix it becomes overwhelming.
Blake found herself getting nervous or stressed out about simple, everyday things, that she changed her routine to try and feel a little better about herself or more comfortable. Things like leaving the house:
“I want to be able to just kind of, if anything, throw on a little bit of lip gloss, maybe some mascara, and just go. And, the fact that I couldn't, because I felt insecure, because my face was broken out - and then it was to the point that even, when I would wear makeup, it looked worse, because it looked like I was trying to cover up, like, really bad skin…”
Or going out with friends:
“I mean, it was to the point where, sometimes, I didn't even want to go out. I wanted to live a vampire lifestyle…if it was anything that we would do at night, I would want to make sure it was low-light setting, dark rooms - never wanted to be in the spotlight at all.”
How to get flawless looking skin?
Blemishes are not your fault, but there are ways you can take control to ensure you are on the right path to perfect skin. Knowing how skin care products can help you to achieve clear skin is really important. Our skin care tips will help you to find out what causes breakouts as well as help you to get the healthy skin you’ve been wishing for.
“You know, beauty is only skin deep, but I think that everybody should be comfortable in their skin, and that’s what I wanted, to be comfortable. And now I got it."
The first trick to treating pimples and blemishes is ensuring that you have a daily skin care regime that will get to the root of your breakouts. The Proactiv+ system hydrates and cleanses your affected pores with a combination of ingredients, including salicylic acid, and adds an added layer of moisture to keep your skin appearing smooth and clear.
Other clear skin tips
It’s a combination of a great skin care routine and products, with other things such as a clear skin diet. We’re not saying you can drink your way through hundreds of glasses of water or cups of green tea and you’ll have perfect skin instantaneously, as Blake well knows…
“Like, I never really had, like, bad pimples growing up. So, why was it that, as an adult, I couldn't seem to get it right? Like, I drink all this water. I eat all this great food.”
But we are saying there are fruits, vegetables and meats that you can try, in combination with a Proactiv+ skin care routine, to achieve clear skin and a healthy glow. As they did with Blake, they will give you the chance and motivation to move onto bigger and better things without the worries of blemishes and breakouts anymore.