I put this in at night, let it dry and go to sleep. The next morning I wash it off and go on about my normal regime. With in the first few days of using it again, all the small bumps were gone, my oh so faithful acne that accompanies my faithful month visitor was gone, I could see an over all improvement if my skin. I have combination skin and I was completely oil free after using this. A little goes a long way!! So worth the. It!!