This is me at this very moment, like literally, i just took this haha. So now I am several months into the doxycyclin, i believe its helping a lot. About a month ago I started washing my face lighter trying to avoid irritation and pumping up my benzoyl peroxide usage. I have been starting to use less of my other prescriptions, only doing them every other day because it made my face feel heavy with them all on at once. I have also been trying to drink more water. I wash my face now with redness reducing facial cleanser and scrub from Neutrogena. I also take one-a-day teen advantage multi-vitamin. Also every so often i go to the beach, salt water is always great!