It seems to me that I should have stopped struggling with acne about fifteen years ago. I’m in my mid-thirties, for crying in the sink! And yet in the past few years, I’ve suffered some of the worst, most painful breakouts of my life.
Like 90% of Americans, I’ve given Proactiv a try. Maybe even two or three tries. It works for a while, but then my skin ends up dried out and all my favorite shirts and towels get bleached out. I’ve lost more tops to Proactiv than I care to number.
But alas, last spring I had again reached the point of desperation and decided to give Proactiv one last try. My finger was poised over the “submit order” button when I decided to do a quick search to see if I had any other affordable options.
Exposed Skincare immediately popped up. Even better, there were charts comparing the two products. I love charts! No, seriously, I L-O-V-E charts. After looking over the comparisons, the ingredient lists, and the refund and cancellation policy, I switched screens and ordered Exposed.
Please understand, I’m usually an optimist. It’s a fight for me to expect the worst of a product, a person, or an event. I want to believe everything is rosy. So I kept telling myself that it was just a fluke that my skin looked so healthy. First I told myself to wait for PMS to make my judgment. Then until I was eating more junk food. Then until I was farther into my pregnancy.
My skin condition just kept improving. Not just my acne—my skin. I started liking myself without makeup. Not that you’ll probably ever see me that way in real life, because that is not the American way, but still—it’s nice to be at peace with my naked face.
Oh, and did I mention that I haven’t bleached out a single thing? Not a one.
Update 7/21/15: Exposed Skincare is now available on for order on Amazon.com. I get the expanded kit, because it includes moisturizer and I definitely need that. The cost is $69.95 per shipment, and lasts me about 2.5-3 months. This means it comes to about $23-28 per month, which is $13 a month less than Proactiv, but you’re still saving on a superior product. I love ordering Exposed through Amazon because I get free shipping and am not trapped into the bi-monthly order requirements.
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