Okay so… when I was growing up I had horrible acne and (so frustratingly) sensitive skin. I had no concept at all of how to treat my skin ‘kindly’. I abused astringent and (3%) Salicylic Acid thinking that the harsher the product, the better it was. I can´t tell you how much my face burnt! Especially around my eyes, which became red and Tuberculosis-like o_Ö
Anyway, eventually I learned my lesson and stopped trying to burn my face off. I discovered that it mattered more so the calming, soothing effect of whatever I used. I stopped using any kind of acne medication (except for an oral antibiotic, which gave me a good kick-start to not looking like a leper). I also learned about spot treatments. Obviously it´s exactly as it sounds – using a concentrated, localised medication only on active blemishes so that you don´t overdo it on healthy skin.
I’ve tried various spot treatments like Proactiv, Neutrogena, and Clean and Clear. I like the Burt’s Bees spot treatment best because a) while it´s a bit more money than some others (About 10usd), it lasts so much longer and smells a hell of a lot better and b) it works better!
I hope this is helpful! Do you have any suggestions for products that you like best?