could it be that your skin is just sensitive? i've heard that trying to treat your pimples with harsh cleansers/acne washes/toners etc can just aggravate and inflame sensitive skin, causing more pimples! instead try cleansing your face with a gentle and sensitive cleanser, spot treat the pimples, then moisturise/sunscreen as needed.
skin and pimples can be aggravated by different people in different ways, eg proactive might be good for one person, cause an outburst for another. you really have to experiment for yourself
For me, water is a big influence on how nice my skin will be to me