I agree w/MyMyOhMy in that treating it from the inside is the way to go (and not with antibiotics as most dermatologists will suggest).
Avoiding dairy can help tremendously. A good probiotic and vitamins are a must.
Avoid products containing petrochemicals, parabens, SLS, phthalates, etc. Even products made for acne contain these ingredients and it will only serve to exacerbate the condition.
The less you do re: your skin regimen, the better. The more drying products you use, the oilier your skin will become because it will overcompensate. Believe it or not, you can use oil (like argan oil) to cleanse without causing breakouts. You can also try witch hazel.
Acne is very often a sign of zinc deficiency BUT do not supplement without lab testing because you need to maintain a proper zinc/copper ratio for optimal health.
at 7:00 AM on Apr. 25, 2011