Well no matter what I do or use to clean my face, Niacin is the only thing that works for me. I can go a day and not wash my face and it doesnt make a difference. If I go a few days of no Niacin, they pop up again. It doesnt matter what I use to wash my face. Niacin controls everything. I can use a topical salicylic acid to clear current bumps a little faster. The mandelic acid that gets rid of scars works great too. But Niacin is the only thing that keeps bumps away all together.