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Compare Proactive to Clear Advantage

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Arbonne’s Clear Advantage Approach to Acne Treatment

One advantage salicylic acid has over benzoyl peroxide is that it is able to do in one step, what benzoyl peroxide takes two to accomplish. Salicylic acid does not dry out the skin. It would seem that using salicylic acid would be the ideal way to treat acne, but most people are using products that contain benzoyl peroxide because it is less expensive.
Salicylic acid is a registered ingredient with the FDA for the prevention and treatment of acne. It is considered the ideal choice for acne treatmentbecause it is a BHA, or a beta hydroxy acid. Not only will this kill bacteria, but it will break down accumulated dead skin cells that clog the pores and create long term acne. The best way to use salicylic acid is in an incapsulated form. This ensures that this ingredient is going to be beneficial to the skin underneath the surface. So you are not only treating the skin from the surface, you’re going into the pores and you’re able to treat it much further down in the stratum corneum.
The Arbonne research and development team discovered that in order to receive the maximum benefits to the skin, salicylic acid must be used in a formulation. Ingredients should be used that have been proven over time to help with irritation, bacteria, and inflamation. Topically, vitamin A (formula should contain vitamin A from beta carotene to avoid toxic levels of vitamin A) is great as an antioxidant. It helps to protect and nourish cells. Internally vitamin A is wonderful because it helps with the sebum production. Zinc is an excellent anti-microbial both internally and externally. It also has powerful healing properties.
There have been several scientific studies done on zinc applied externally and how it improves wound healing time. Products to be taken together internally: Alfalfa, licorice, and mulberry, all have anti-inflammatory properties. They’ve been used for centuries to help with inflammation. L-lysine helps with skin eruptions, such as cold sores, acne blemishes and other eruptions on the skin. Scientific studies have shown that when L-lysine is taken orally it really can help with different types of blemishes and skin problems. Yellow dock, burdock, and sarsaparilla have been used for centuries to help with different skin conditions, especially acne.
Although Clear Advantage has been designed to be effective for all skin types not everybody can use the product. If you are allergic to salicylic acid Clear Advantage is not for you.
Testimonies about Arbonne’s Clear Advantage have been mostly positive. Negative testimonies have come from those experiencing breakouts early on who chose not to continue with the product and from the rare allergic reaction to salicylic acid. The Clear advantage system has a 45 day money back guarantee.

Guthy Renker’s Proactiv Approach to Acne

The proactiv 3 step system is an aggresive approach to acne treatement. It is designed to prevent acne before it occurs and to treat any existing acne problems. The first step is a renewing cleanser that exfoliates the skin in an abrasive manner to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. It uses benzoyl peroxide to destroy the bacteria that causes acne. The second step is a toner that revitalizes and gently unclogs pores and prepares the skin for the third step, which is repairing lotion used for healing.
Benzoyl peroxide is also used in this repairing lotion and is said to be for skin healing. Another product used is a refining mask that is used to further heal the skin. In order for the system to be effective it is very important to go through all the steps twice a day. By adhering to this daily schedule Proactiv is said to be able to clean and prevent acne from returning. They do admit however, that this is not a cure. It is a treatment that must be used on an ongoing basis to prevent acne. They offer a 60 day money back guarantee and they offer a refund even if you return an empty bottle.
How effective is proactiv for treating and preventing acne? Many testimonies have been gathered which have been both positive and negative. About 60% of users were happy with proactiv. Even though the main acne fighting benzoyl peroxide is used and is generally considered inexpensive, many people said that they thought proactiv is expensive.
Arbonne and Proactiv clearly use different approaches to acne treatment. Arbonne focuses on healing from the inside out. The downside to this is the time involved. The benefit is long term results. Proactiv on the other hand takes a more aggresive approach using the abrasive product benzoyl peroxide. Although results may be seen in a relatively short period of time, proactiv is not a cure and must be used on an ongoing basis which made lead to undesirable and serious side effects.
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Do you use an SPF everyday?

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Would you consider using a SPF most days if I told you the sun is the number one reason for aging?  What about wearing sunscreen all year long?  For most of us, the sun is out 365 days of the year and can cause skin damage (free radical damage).  The sun’s rays, which are called ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB rays) damage your skin. UVA rays can travel through a cloudy day and even glass.  Most women don’t know that even your computer screen can give off UV radiation. Most people are not affected by it, but people with lupus or other photo sensitivities should take precautions.

To prevent and repair signs of aging you need to look into a natural and holistic approach to your skin care regimens.  You should consider using an SPF everyday that is Swiss formulated.  Protect your face, neck and hands these are the areas that women show the signs of aging first.

Don’t hide out in your room, but know that wearing sunscreen is a must! Apply it 30 minutes before going outside so that it can be absorbed by the skin. Put more on every hour if you’re sweating or swimming.

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Three categories of skincare

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There are 3 Categories of skincare in the global marketplace

1. Economy– These might be the products you find in places like Wal-Mart & Target. They are American formulated, companies like Revlon, Avon, Beauty Control & Mary Kay. These products usually last for 30 days.

2. Premium– These are products that you will find in department stores. They are french formulated, companies like like Lancôme, Clinque and Clarins. From my experience, these products last 2-3 months.

3. Ultra Premium– These products are usually found in more up-scale retail stores.  They are Swiss  formulated, companies like La Prairie, Celluva and Kerstin Florian. These lines are the most expensive and most prestigious products in the global marketplace.

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