Health and Wellness : Proactiv Solution - What's The Low Down?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    This product is proported to have revolutionized Vanessa Williams problem skin. But with all the white women in the ads I'm still hesitant to try it on my skin which is subject to hyperpigmentation (scaring).
    http://www.proactiv.edu-choice.com/indexo.html
     
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    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah, I'd research that quite a bit before I would try it. Anything with that many white people on it can't be good for black folks, even if Puffy, Alicia Keys and Vanessa Williams say it's a miracle solution.
     
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    I have a little case of acne and I've been told by white and black dermatologist that its all the same. I've heard of the pigmentation before but if it works for white skin why not our skin?
     
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    Well that depende on what's in it. Just because white acne is the same as black acne doesn't mean we should use the same treatment Just like white dandruff is the same as black dandruff but the balsom that makes their hair clean and shiny dries our hair out. There are some acids such as sicilic (sp?) acid and alpha hydroxy that aren't good for our skin.
     
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    Stuff like this always makes me wonder. With all those extensive tests that they claim they do, do any of them invlove making sure this stuff won't react adversely if used by back people? I'm sure they do the bulk of the testing to make sure white folks don't breakout of react badly.
     
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    I don't think there's too many sistas will let them test stuff on them. But you know they have a way of using us like guinea pigs without telling us, but that's not to see if something is safe for us.
     
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    Black Skin Care Line...

    If your looking for a skin care line (supposedly) developed specifically for our skin -
    Actress/Singer Sheryl Lee Ralph is promoting one :

    http://www.skinsalongold.com/homepage.asp?Imagename=home

    I think I'm gonna try it out...They show the infomercial for it early in the mornings and a "Sistah Doctor" is behind the product line.

    Peace ~
     
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    ive used proactive for about 5 years now..
    i had pusstulate like acne on my cheeks.. u kno big knots filled with pus. And blackheads around my sideburns... (not that i truly have any) but.. the before pictures are horrible of what does still exist.. but im totally happy with the new face i have now... i dont have to wear makeup.. or anything.. but if your a makeup wearer.. bare minerals** line uses all natural minderals to give your face that special glow... and eveness.. great for daytime events... where the sun is cooking and shinign light on all we wish to conceal.

    lastly.. id add.. that i also use ponds.. because hteir products are so light and great.. at night i uses the "regenirist" line.. and once a week the daily facials mask.. its blue and so smooth and refreshing.. but it helps with stressful times.. and preventing those stress related breakouts.

    ohh yea.. for those unsightly dark marks left behind... theres an over the counter bleaching cream.. called mederma.. dr.s reccomend it on surgery scars.. but many have found it to work wonders on acne scars as well...black dermatologist reccomended it to me.. over ambi.
     
  9. river

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    Thanx Akilah

    I will chack this out
     
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    Thanx to you too PoeticManifesta

    I don't know about using bleaching cream but thanx for the info
     
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