I started my own regimen about 2 months ago. The recommended regimen was drying out my face too much and it was making my acne worse. Well, since using my own regimen, my face has almost completely cleared up, even with the times of the month when I get period breakouts.
My regimen consists of...
-regular antibacterial soap, from walmart (the pink kind). every morning and night.
-St.Ives fresh skin scrub every other morning. (to exfoliate dead skin cells).
-Clean and Clear sensitive skin astringent in the mornings.
-Dickinson's witch hazel toner at night.
(if my skin is feeling dry from using the C&C toner every morning, I switch it up and substitute the Dickinson's witch hazel toner a few mornings instead of using the Clean and Clear)
-Clean and Clear persa gel. 10% Benzoyl Peroxide pimple cream, at night. only on the spots.
-Dove Total Moisture Moisturizer w/SPF 15 or pHisoderm moisturizer w/SPF 15 in the mornings.
This has been working wonders for me. I do wear makeup also. And with this regimen, and the type of makeup I've been using, I haven't had any problems with my skin breaking out.
My makeup consists of...
-Covergirl Clean liquid makeup for sensitive skin.
-Maybelline Coverstick concealer.
-N.Y.C New York Color Smooth Skin Pressed Powder.
-Bonnebell Glimmer Bronzer.
-Jane blushing cheeks blush.
This has all been working well and hasn't broken me out. I also clean my makeup brushes every week. But recently, I started using a different concealer that I got from the dollar store. It is
-L.A. Colors mystic foundation/concealer stick.
It has mineral oil in it and I wasn't sure if it would break me out or not, but I decided to give it a try. I've been using it for 3 or 4 days now, and it has started to break me out. So I dont recommend using this concealer. I'm going to stop using it, although I love how well it covers, but I'm going to have to find a new oil-free concealer that I can use.
I have also recently just read that extra virgin olive oil is good for your skin and can help get rid of acne. I am going to try it and put a little bit on my face tonight because it is kind of dry. If it helps reduce the new pimples I have I may start using it at night. I will experiment and see.
I hope this has helped some of you out. =) and I will update you in a bit.