|After drying out blemishes, skin may
appear satisfactory for a few weeks; but over-drying can cause oil glands to compensate by
working harder, resulting in clogged pores and more "breakouts" 3 to 4 weeks
later. This often causes the user to resort back to drying products, which are causing the
problem. What's more, treating adult acne harshly can create problems like redness or
DIFFERENT APPROACH ...
Reviva has always promoted a more gentle, "normalizing" approach. We advocate
anti-bacterial cleansing with Camphor Cleansing
Milk (# R153). (These products should be
used instead of the medicated soaps others urge.) For those with acne prone skin, deep
pore cleansing is critical and it's vital to maintain an acid balance; the Camphor Cleansing Milk (#R153) & Lotion (#R154) are necessary to accomplish this.
EXFOLIATION ... so important!
The importance of proper exfoliation
("peeling") for blemishes cannot be overstated. Each year Dermatologists stress
more strongly the significance of removing sufficient dead, hardened skin cells to aid oil
flow to the surface; and thus avoid blockage of pores.
Hence, our most important cleansing supplement in the blemishes program is Reviva's Light Skin Peel (#R107) is gentle enough for the
most sensitive skins. And besides its enzyme action in digesting dead cells, it aids cell
Day & Night Treatment...
IN THE MORNING, We
recommend protecting your skin as well as helping to balance the oily condition with
Reviva's Oily Skin Moisturizing Gel (#R210). However,
if skin is seriously congested and blemished, you should use Glycolic Acid
Oily Skin Gel (#G209).
To hide - as well as - treat the blemishes, Reviva offers More Than a Cover Up Cream (#R833). It is a truly remarkable acne fighting
product (in a neutral shade) that can help skin look flawless. Those with darker skin
tones should apply your regular shade of sheer liquid foundation over the cream.
AT NIGHT, we recommend alternating Oily Skin Night Cream (#R315) with
Beta Hydroxy Acid Cream (#R308)
Pick two nights each week; use Reviva's Clearing Mask
(#R422) one night, followed by Problem Skin Mask
(#R449) the following night. These two treatments will add immeasurable success to
INTERNAL CARE ...
Zinc is an important supplement in fighting adult
acne. Reducing stress is also helpful. To achieve this, look for Vitamin B Complex or
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