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
Current Skincare Routine:
Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (AM & PM)
Toners: Rosewater or George's Aloe Spray (usually only PM)
Moisturizers: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50 (AM) // Argan or Avocado Oil (PM)
Eye Cream: Currently testing a few out - haven't yet found one that I like. (PM)
It's been 3 months post 'tane and I'm still currently using only a gentle regimen. After my upcoming wedding (because I don't want to risk the possibility of compromising my skin beforehand!) I plan to start using my Clarisonic Mia with the Luxe Cashmere brush head as well as an AHA toner, gradually building up my tolerance for each of them.