Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:42 PM
I think your mileage may vary. I've never washed my face more than twice a day for as long as I can remember. When I'm wearing makeup I *always* wash it off at night without fail, but if I'm not wearing makeup that day and am too tired to bother, it never really caused any new breakouts.
For me, my sebum balance keeps my acne moderately at bay... not clear, but not exacerbated. Everyone is different, though.
I've had mild/moderate adult on-set acne which began towards the end of 2009 (22 years old). Regarding my beliefs and the previous skincare/lifestyle changes I've tried, I've been conflicted, misinformed, resistant, allergic, and/or had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here may reflect that. Considering I've never found an explanation as to why I developed acne in my twenties, whereas I've had flawless skin my entire life up until then, I claim to know nothing. I can only offer my humble advice based on my own personal experiences.
Finished my Accutane course on 3/29/2015
40mg/day every month for 6 months
Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (AM & PM - cleanse with the Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse brush head every other night)
Moisturizers: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50 (AM) // Avocado Oil (PM)
Eye Cream: Honey Girl Organics Extra Sensitive Face and Eye Creme (AM & PM)