After I have a baby my face breaks out HORRIBLY! I suffered thru it with my oldest 2 kids, but with my youngest is was so bad (I think it was worse and lasted longer because I exclusively breastfed her). I didn't let anyone see me without makeup. I, too had a problem with blackheads on my nose and chin, as well as "regular" pimples. The only thing that worked for me was Proactive. I used it faithfully 2xs a day, as well as the Biore strips once a week, NEVER went to bed with makeup on, and used the Proactive mask 2-3 times a week. My skin improved so much that I didn't even need to use foundation or concealer at all.....my family couldn't believe how it cleared my skin. It is a little pricey...a 2 month supply will cost you around $54 (this includes S&H), and they automatically ship you a new supply every other month. I really worked well for me.
I don't use it anymore....since my daughter weaned, I haven't had a problem with acne, except a pre-cycle zit here or there, but I do need to keep up with skin care because my pores clog so easily (it's a family trait
If you can, try it! It can't hurt! I'm so glad I did!