I have been clear for almost three months and I have been off antibiotics for two weeks with no breakouts. I still use all my topical meds like: clindamycin, tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide. I also started washing my face with hibiclens. Hibiclens is a powerful antiseptic soap. As long as you can keep it out of your eyes its safe for washing your face. Hibiclens kills Propionibacterium acnes (the bacteria responsible for acne) on contact and continues to kill the bacteria for up to six hours after washing your face with the hibiclens. Hibiclens also cured my chest acne and bacne within one week of use in the shower each day. Tommorrow I go back on Amoxil just to be on the safe side. I consider my acne to be in remission, if you can call it that. Remission is a term usually reserved for descriptions of various stages of cancer recovery. But I think it fits in this case considering how viciously the acne bacteria attacked my skin for years and then stopped. I know many of you are weary of antibiotics but I can assure you that acne is worse. Especially big noduley pustules and nobs that are so painful to the touch and have weird sickening colored discharge, like yellow and bright green.