Very famous brand for acne-prone skin, Proactiv, has had some very famous ambassadors. Their infomercials once dominated day-time television across the world, featuring the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Jessica Simpson, but now they’ve moved into the digital age and influencers, recruiting one of the heaviest weights: Kendall Jenner.
Which is all well and good. Jenner has been vocal about struggling with acne for many moons. After her appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes revealed her skin in high definition, she revealed she had gone on birth control to treat her skin and then gone off it. Now, Jenner tells ELLE.com she tried “everything” for her acne, all of which, of course, lead her to Proactiv.
“When I started breaking out, I was kind of crazy about it. I would go to a pharmacy, buy everything that treats acne, and put it on. I just wanted to be clean at all times,” she recently told ELLE.com. “If I ever have make-up on, I get every inch of it off. I’ve always been super clean. My friends make fun of me because I cannot go to bed without washing my face. I’m also a hypochondriac so I felt like if I touched my face I’d die. I was so bad.”
— Sandi Fischer (@Sandif2009) January 7, 2019
Fair enough. Perhaps that’s why Kris Jenner—incurring a lot of flak in the process—claimed to be so proud of the supermodel for sharing her “most raw story” and being so “vulnerable.” But it’s the fact she recently filmed her routine, which lasted approximately 10 seconds. Considering many dermatologists and cosmeticians recommend double-washing to rid yourself of the day’s grime, it seemed like a bit of a cop-out.
“I didn’t know there was a time limit. That’s actually new information to me,” she said in response to critics. “But, no, I just wash my face until I feel clean. Sometimes I’ll use my cleanser, rinse my face off, and if I feel like I’m still not clean enough, I’ll just do the cleanser again just to get any extras off my face.”
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 12, 2019
Of course, Jenner has not been frank about the use of any non-topical skincare medication—Accutane, for example, is a popular drug to cure acne—so it’s up to you whether you decide to follow her footsteps toward a less severe solution. Nonetheless, make sure to do your research and assess what’s right for you.