Question by yahoo100: Anyone else had a really bad experience going off of Proactiv & switching to organic skin care like Mychelle?
I am in my late 20′s and I have been on Proactiv for 3 years straight. I recently found out about the horrible chemicals in Proactiv and decided to become more organic – food, shampoo, deodorant, facial care, etc. I began using the Mychelle skin care line with the White Cranberry Cleanser & the Clear Skin Serum. Everything was fine for the first week or so, then my face broke out horrible!! I’ve never seen it like this before. I started reading that you have to “wean” your face off of Proactiv, which I did not do. I also read about using a baking soda scrub after cleansing. Has anyone else had this experience? How long did it take before your skin returned to “normal” (normal for me is 3 breakouts at one time). I am nervous that I’ve done something really horrible by going off of Proactiv – but I want to keep going to see if the results get any better. I would like to continue using the Mychelle. It can’t be that I’m allergic to it, because I used it for over a week & my skin was just fine, right?? For the past 3 days I’ve been cleansing, then lighting rubbing with a baking soda+water mix, then applying the Clear Skin serum.
Please tell me about your experience. I’m driving myself a little crazy worrying about this… and researching on the internet everyday!
Answer by Oak
I used proactive for a couple of years and ended up getting sick of paying 50 dollars for it. When I quit using it, my skin broke out really bad almost immediately. It’s like they do that on purpose so you will think that you have to have it. I’ve never used that stuff you mentioned though so I dont know.
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