How To Use Proactiv Original - Proactiv Australia
Proactiv Original 3 Step System

Proactiv® Original
3-Step System

The original system used by millions clears and minimises breakouts with exclusive microcrystal benzoyl peroxide for fast pore penetration and blemish fighting action!

Quick Start Guide

We'll walk you through, step by step...


Step 1: Cleanse | Daily AM & PM


Prep your skin by cleansing and exfoliating away excess dirt, oil and other impurities.

  • Massage a generous amount on to damp skin for 1-2 minutes
  • Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry.

Step 2: Tone | Daily AM & PM


Sweep away any remaining impurities with this refreshing, energising toner that helps your skin achieve the perfect pH.

  • Apply with a cotton ball or pad in an upward motion, morning and night as needed
  • Allow Toner to dry. Do not rinse off. Follow with Step 3.

Step 3: Treat | Daily AM & PM


Micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide gets down to business and tackles acne-causing impurities deep in the pore.

  • Apply thin layer over entire face
  • Allow to dry. Do not rinse off.

Your First Six Weeks Using Proactiv® Original
A Week-by-Week Guide

Ready to transform your skin with Proactiv? We can't wait for you to leave breakouts behind and experience your own clear skin results with our revolutionary 3-step system. As you incorporate Proactiv into your regular routine, you should begin to see visible changes to your skin in the weeks ahead. Here's an overview of what you can expect.

Week 1
  • In the first week, your skin is acclimating to the Proactiv treatment
  • You may experience some dryness, slight flaking and irritation in these early days (this is totally normal)
  • As with any acne product, be sure to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day to keep your skin protected
Week 2
  • Your pores are beginning to unclog
  • You may still experience some dryness as your skin continues to adjust to your new routine
  • Skin may start to feel softer and smoother as your skin's texture becomes more refined
Pro Tip: If you are still experiencing dryness, incorporate a light moisturizer into your routine.
Week 3
  • Your Proactiv routine is beginning to feel second nature. Stick with it!
  • Blemishes are starting to clear
  • As your skin continues to balance out, you may notice a more even tone
Pro Tip: Need a moisture boost? Try using an SPF moisturizer during the day and a light moisturizer at night.
Week 4
  • Skin should be feeling softer and healthier
  • Breakouts should be diminishing
  • Occasional flare-ups should hbe less common, making it easier to enjoy more clear skin days
Week 5
  • Blemish marks should be diminishing
  • You may also notice a reduction in new blemishes
  • Skin tone should look brighter and more even toned
  • Remember that acne can be cyclical and needs be managed continually – so stick to your routine!
Week 6
Good for you for sticking to your clear skin routine!
  • At the six week mark, you're well on your way to clearer, healthier-looking skin
  • Skin is now entering maintenance mode so continue to use your treatment system every day to help minimise new breakouts from forming
Week 1

Thanks to micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, Proactiv targets the root causes of acne – impurities, oil production, and dead skin cell build-up – to help soothe acne prone skin. Proactiv clears existing blemishes, soothes inflammation and redness, and helps to minimise new breakouts from occurring. Proactiv has a complete line of products beyond the 3-Step System, including moisturizers and body washes, formulated specifically for acne prone skin

  • This Proactiv 3-Step System revolutionized the treatment of acne
  • Each step builds on the step before, attacking the acne cycle to clear current blemishes and help minimise new ones from forming
  • The Proactiv 3-Step System features advanced micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide—designed to work faster and gentler than ever before

JUST 3 STEPS 2X A DAY = CLEAR, RADIANT SKIN Proactiv Solution is designed to be used consistently for best results

Cleanse Apply twice daily, morning and night. Treat your whole face. Apply a small (coin-sized) amount to dampened skin and gently massage with fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and follow with Step 2 (Tone). If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, use a sunscreen.

Tone Apply twice daily, morning and night, after Step 1 (Cleanse). Treat whole face. Apply a small amount (dime size) with cotton ball or pad. Leave on; allow to dry. Do not rinse off. Follow with Step 3 (Repair).

Repair Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, use a sunscreen.

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