I use this everyday. Never had much acne when I was a teenager (I was lucky) but as I've gotten older, I found I was breaking out quite a bit. I tried using the whole Proactiv System, but found it too drying. So now I just use a gentle acne wash and then the Proactiv Repairing Lotion and it has worked out great. Very few breakouts, if I'm diligent about using it every day, and my blackheads are gone! Great product!