I have always heard horror stories about people who used Pro-Active only to have their skin become worse than it actually was before. Particularly after they stopped using the product. I can remember a few years ago a friend of mine tried to use Pro-Active,but after about a month of using it she said that she had to stop because it was making her face peel. Then about 2 or 3 weeks after she stopped using it, her face broke out worse than it did before. I have heard many people say (including a licensed dermatologist that I know) that Pro-Active is one of those products that you have to keep using once you start and if you don’t plan on using it consistently then don’t even bother trying it.