I used to suffer from acne a lot even when I was no longer a teenager! It was annoying and makeup for the most part didn't cover it up. I was always looking for a solution and I tried dozens of different products in the hope of finding one that would work. It took me a long time to find the answer.
Just like most women, my acne was hormonal. In fact I could guarantee that I would have break outs at that certain time of the month. I knew there had to be a solution so I went looking for one.
I realized that maybe what I was putting on or not putting on my face wasn't the answer. Perhaps it was an internal problem. This turned out to be the solution for me.
First off I tried to change the foods that I ate and I started drinking a lot more water. One thing I did was cut out wheat. I also tried to keep my skin as clean as possible so dirt and bacteria didn't aggravate the problem. I also started giving myself a facial once a week. At first I didn't see much in the way of results but I kept up the program and after about a month my skin actually improved.
With respect to the kinds of foods I was eating, I gave up processed foods of any kind. Only natural whole foods such as fruits and vegetables. I cooked everything myself which was a little annoying at first but I found that if I did a bunch of meals on the weekend and froze them, I didn't have to do much during the week.
So in the end what I discovered was that the problem wasn't the products I had been using, it was what was going on within my own body. So, until you find out what is causing your acne you will never be able to reduce the acne breakouts or be able to get rid of it for good either.