I have to rant because I see so many of these posts about cutting corners and trying to use store products versus products made for acne.
The most important thing is not putting a bunch of crap on your face. Dan has formulated his products to avoid this. By using Neutrogena and Clean and Clear products from the store, you're making it much harder for your skin to clear.
Think of store brand facial products as junk food. It's cheaper so more people buy it, but it's terrible for you. Yes, unfortunately, you do have to spend a little more to get products that are made specifically for acne-prone skin. Dan makes it pretty affordable. His mission was to make acne-friendly products available to people as affordably as he could.
I use Lumiplexion products because they were designed specifically for acne-prone skin. Neutrogena and Johnson and Johnson could give a gnat's a*s about your skin. Their game is make many products you keep trying because none of it works. Fillers and preservatives will clog pores and break you out.
And the number one product you put on your face is sunscreen, honestly. Unfortunately, Dan hasn't conquered that one yet. Lumiplexion did it about 20 years ago, and my family uses it daily.
One less shirt from the mall or one less video game and you can afford to put better products on your face. You only get one. Stop feeding it with junk.