Proactiv Refining Mask

Just received a Proactive Refining Mask in my mail.

These are the description found on the packaging.

The 6% sulfur content has antibacterial properties. 

Once you open the tube, you will get a waft of the distinctive sulfuric smell. some compares it to a rotten egg. However, the color of the mask is not yellow but grey. This must be the Kaolin clay. Kaolin clay helps absorb excess oil on the skin.

The mask is also rich in vitamin E and F complex. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which helps protect the skin from free radicals found in the environment like UV rays. It also soothes and nourishes the skin. Vitamin F Complex on the other hand helps retain skin moisture. The tea tree oil is a known antiseptic while the geranium and lemongrass extracts acts as conditioners.Together they help give you a brighter, younger looking skin. It also minimizes pores and improves the texture and tone of your skin.

When I was younger my Lolo and Lola would often tell me how they would go to Mt. Mahagnao, a volcano in Burauen to gather sulfur which they used to treat my aunts skin diseases. With more research, I have learned that sulfur is a common acne treatment. It primarily removes dead skin cells that clogs pores. It also removes oil or sebum thus leaving your skin dry. It reduces redness and skin inflammation caused by acne. When you purchase the Proactiv 30 or 60 day kit, you will get this for free.

While I was at Malaysia, I felt a zit slowly forming on my right cheek. Good thing I brought my Proactiv Refining Mask. I washed my face with the Proactiv salicylic Cleanser then left the Proactiv Sulfur Refining Mask on my face overnight. When I woke up in the morning, my zit was gone! Yahoo! So I had picture perfect skin for all my souvenir shots.

The best way to use the mask is to incorporate it with the Proactiv 3-Step System. Here is what you need to do:
1. Cleanse the face with Renewing Cleanser
2. Apply Refining Mask to dampened skin and leave for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse with water.
Follow with Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Treatment.

If you are just starting out with your Proactiv treatment or if you need extra control because you need to go to a special occasion where someone will take your photo, use the Refining Mask nightly for a week before the said event to avoid breakouts.

For maintenance, you can use it at least 2 times per week.

You can also use it as an overnight leave-on spot treatment for a pimple problem like what I did.


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