So, after stopping ProActiv, I did a number of organic, natural treatments that either irritated my skin more or just didn't work. So what do I do now, you ask? I only wash my face with a washcloth, warm or ice cold (for when I have puffy eyes), and for moisturizer and eye makeup remover I use virgin coconut oil around my eyes every night and morning. Nothing around the mouth (which I may change once I get my skin taken care of) and nothing around the forehead. This of course is not the case when I go to the beach - I buy face SPF from Whole Foods. Anyhoot. That's all I use. Outside of that, I drink warm green tea, anywhere from 4 - 10 cups daily and the antioxidants usually helps keep my skin pretty clear. I drink a ton of water and eat all raw when my skin gets REALLY bad. Seems to do the trick... for now.
Throw out your soaps and give a washcloth a try!
While I wish I had the funds to see see a nutritionist, herbalist, acupuncturist, anything-ist on a normal basis to help my skin, what a better way to get to know my body than to trial and error various methods to cure my problems naturally??!
Peace, love and health.