Our skin is one of the most important and incredible organs of our bodies. It can rejuvenate itself, stretch as we grow, and in many cases, is resilient against the elements – but it can’t always do everything on its own. Sometimes our skin needs a little help to reveal its healthiest, most radiant self. While it’s important to take care of the skin all over your body, it is particularly important to focus on your face especially when you have acne-prone skin. A hydrated, blemish-free face will not only allow you put your best face forward, it will also help prevent scarring and leave you with the natural glow necessary to feel confident even on makeup-free days. So how do you get the skin you’ve always lusted after when you’re constantly fighting against too much oil production and unwanted pimples? A good skin care regimen.

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Every morning and night you should treat your skin right. And with the right products you’ll see brighter skin in no time. Proactiv+ has a 3-step system that will make it easy to clean and moisturize your skin, as well as take the guess work out of the proper order to apply your skin care. Having a daily skin care routine is important for everyone, but if you suffer from acne-prone, oily skin then regularly incorporating an exfoliant, spot treatment and moisturizer is especially invaluable. Each product serves a specific purpose to fight back again blemishes and I’ve got the breakdown.

An Exfoliant

Whether you’re breaking out a bit on your chin or just want to slough off dead skin cells, start your morning with an exfoliant. An exfoliant, like Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, has little beads that buff your skin and clear away bacteria, oil build-up and other impurities that cause pimples and dulled skin. It also works to restore your skin’s smooth texture, and who doesn’t want that? Make sure to look for exfoliants that contain glycolic acid – it will lighten skin discoloration and has anti-aging properties.

A Spot Treatment

When you have acne-prone skin there are days when a pesky deep pimple comes and ruins our attempt at a flawless face. It’s those days that this product is extra important. A spot treatment is the ninja of your skin care routine – it targets acne and keeps fighting deep into the pore where problems start. Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment promises to be your skin’s protector and battle blemishes before they arise.  The best part is that each pump is an exact measured dosage that you simply apply to your entire face, as directed, and it finds your blemishes to do the rest of the work for you.


Using a moisturizer daily will hydrate your skin (even if you have oily skin you need hydration!) and halt acne in its tracks. When your skin is nourished it is less likely to become irritated by factors beyond your control. That’s why Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator is the final stop in their 3-step system. A moisturizer that contains a small amount of salicylic acid will do double duty on your skin. It will banish dull, shiny skin and prevent future break outs.


Trying a new skin care routine can be scary. In order to ease your jitters and get you on your way to clearer, acne-free skin, Proactiv+ is giving away its complete 3-step system to five lucky MichellePhan.com readers. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Register for my site, HERE.


  1. Comment below with why your skin needs help being healthy and clear.

I’ll select 5 winners at random to receive this prize and announce the winner here on Monday, March 3rd.

Good Luck!

<3 Mish


UPDATE: Congratulations to the 5 winners of the Proactiv+ System! The winners are Rose Mendoza, Maeling Amorin, Claire Chang, Linda Xiong and Danica Jean Van Dusen.

Fine Print

  1. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
  2. One entry per person
  3. Winner will be contacted via email no later than March 3, 2014 at 5:00pm PST. 
  4. Giveaway open February 24, 2014 through March 2, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. 


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