Wash your face only twice per day, morning and evening. Excess washing can cause irritation. You want to be as kind to your skin as possible. Use lukewarm water.
Use only your bare hands to wash. A washcloth is irritating. Gently wash your face with slow, circular motions. Don't scrub! Scrubbing will cause skin irritation, redness, or breakouts.
Gently pat dry. Do not rub dry. Rubbing the skin is irritating, and excess irritation can lead to more acnes.