Which proactiv system is right for your skin type? Follow this guide to find out.

Your skin is as unique as you are. That’s why you need an acne solution tailored to your skin type. Whether your skin is normal to oily, acne-prone or sensitive, there’s a proactiv® system for you. Below, we’ll cover the best proactiv acne treatment system for each skin type and some quick tips for getting the most out of your proactiv products.

Best for stubborn breakouts: ProactivMD® 3-Piece System

The ProactivMD 3-Piece System is the ideal choice for this skin type. You can start by applying the gentle cleanser to give your skin a refreshing clean. Next, apply the Adapalene Gel 0.1% to cover the entire affected area. Adapalene is an over-the-counter retinoid that helps fight acne and prevent future breakouts.

Finally, seal in the adapalene under the hydrating moisturizer. Since adapalene can cause dryness and flakes, a little extra moisture to finish off the routine is the best way to balance things out.

Best for oily and combination skin: Proactiv Solution® Acne Treatment System

An ideal solution for oily or combo skin is proactiv’s original acne treatment system. This solution is specially formulated to target the root causes of acne with powerful ingredients.

Start with the cleanser, which can be used once in the morning and once at night, to wash away impurities and shed dead skin cells. Rinse off with water, then apply the toner with a cotton ball or pad. Lastly, apply a thin layer of the repairing treatment over your entire face, avoiding the eye area. The treatment in the last step uses microcrystal benzoyl peroxide to fight acne-causing bacteria deep in your pores.

Best for dry or sensitive skin: Proactiv+® Acne Treatment System

An ideal solution for dry or sensitive skin is the Proactiv+ Acne Treatment System.

Start with the cleansing exfoliator to smooth away dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Rinse it thoroughly with water, pat dry, then apply the Pore Targeting Treatment to fight blemishes at their source. Finally, apply the complexion perfecting hydrator, which is when the salicylic acid comes into the routine to help clear pores of dead skin cells minimize the look of pores.

Start the treatment once daily or every other day, then increase to twice daily once you know your sensitive skin can properly tolerate it.

The bottom line

For your best results, choose the proactiv system that’s best for your skin type. When you subscribe, you will get the acne systems shipped automatically so you never run out. You can build the system that’s right for you with additional products to make sure you’re always giving your skin exactly what it needs to look fresh and healthy, regardless of skin type. Wondering if proactiv works? Countless reviews show it does – and the best way to find out is to try it!