It's best to talk to your family doctor to make sure there are no other issues causing your break-outs. Your doctor will know best how to get a good picture with your skin condition and maybe offer some help with explanations and approach. Perhaps dietary changes plus some exercise may be in order. You might simply have a vitamin deficiency! Some people see their doctors as a last resort, after all of their other attempts at skin care have failed but, if you want to be sure-sometimes your doctor can be a great starting point as well.
Figure your exactly what your particular skin requires and make every effort to provide it. You may need the cleanser plus a toner and moisturizer. Some common reactions include experiencing break-outs when toners are used, or feeling itchy and heavy with a moisturizer. Of course some people don't need a toner or moisturizer, only a cleanser. Unfortunately, so many people require the standard three skin care products and even an extra for problem areas. If you are using only cleanser and are still prone to breakouts, consider adding in a spot treatment for acne after you finish cleansing your skin each night.
Come see how you can benefit from a certain type of skin product. Discover how some ingredients are good for your skin and others are not. Being able to identify the role of ingredients in skin care products will make it a breeze when choosing one. For example, people who are prone to breakouts will need a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. With the knowledge of what salicylic acid is used for then using it if you have clear skin would not be the right choice. For people whose skin is easily burned by the sun then something with sunscreen would be a logical choice.
Using the products separately might be a good idea for tougher skin. There are quite a few ways you can use to figure out which product may be best. You'll always find people whose skin reacts just fine to almost any product. And then others need more help. Persistence is key, so don't give up and you'll soon be an expert on your own skin and you'll know what to use.