I use benzoyl in the morning and if I wear makeup I always wear it under my makeup. I always use eye cream and moisturize my neck before putting on medicine. I use cerave lotion when Im not wearing makeup and Dans lotion when I do wear makeup. The cerave gets rid of your flakes!!! Use that if your skin is too dry still with Dan's moisturizer! I use AHA every night with half cerave and that is my routine. My acne scars are fading and I have no new acne forming. Much easier for me to put on makeup. I am not extremely gentle when putting on makeup because it does require light rubbing but my face has no issue with it.