I agree with the above posters.
Don’t use anything harsh as it will only aggravate your skin. Have you seen “the regimen” from acne.org?
Look out for Groupons for microdermabrasions/peels, etc.
Try Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – I’ve heard wonders about it and just started using it yesterday. The idea is that your hormones are out of whack and that has to do with your pH levels. Apple Cider Vinegar will balance your pH.
Also, do you by any chance have an IUD, and if so, was it implanted just before you started to get acne? I got a copper IUD and started developing gross cystic acne within a month. Got it taken out, and BAM, back to normal. Similarly, if you started taking any other type of meds (BCP, whatever), that may be affecting you, too.
I had acne as a teenager, on my forehead only. Went on birth control at 17 up until I was 23 and then stopped. Was fine with some spots here and there sometimes (except during the IUD incident), up until very recently (now 27). Started breaking on my chin mainly, but also on my cheeks sometimes. The worse part now is my skin takes forever to heal and scars very easily. So, I started taking:
– Omega 3-6-9 supplements (fish oil, flax seed oil)
– Vitamin C supplements
And in the last couple of days:
– Evening Primrose Oil supplements
– Vitamin E supplements
– Zinc supplement
– Apple Cider Vinegar (drinking and using as a toner)
I have no idea what exactly is working, but something is 🙂 I haven’t had a new pimple in almost a week.