I have this weird, undiagnosed, skin condition that causes me to break out in red bumps on the "apple" of my left cheek. It's fairly random, probably not hormonally-based, and as annoying as hell because that's what it looks like - hell. But I've been trying a multi-prong treatment that seems to be working.
First of all, every morning I use Dr CI: Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Soap on my face. When my face isn't red and bumpy, I do my regular make-up routine in the morning which involves a layer of my favorite Lancome Aqua Fusion Teinte moisturizer. But when I'm having blemish issues, I switch to using Dr CI: Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Moisture Gel. (No, it's not black. It's not even really a gel, more of a light cream.) I skip the tinted moisturizer and use powder foundation that day. At night, I dab Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on the problem area. Et Voila! red bumps disappear fast - within 24 hours. Before I started using the Dr CI: Labo stuff, it could take a week for my face to clear up.
Thanks to Diane, the Beauty Alchemist, for recommending those products!