I've determined that my skin does not slough itself the way it should, so manual exfoliation is key. Must manually exfoliate or it all goes to hell in a handbasket.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
This was my finding as well. I have had acne-prone skin since I was 15, although it's been under control for 12 years now.

I know how frustrating it can be to get good results and then have things stop working. About 14 years ago I had had it with that and finally vowed to figure out my skin once and for all. And I did just that. Hope your situation works out the same.