Well, hopefully one day youll get bad enough that youll need accutane. I Honestly tried everything mentioned in this thread when I had acne. I had it i think from 6th or 7th grade. I tried ProActiv and every kind like it, eBay acne stuff, defferin, perscribd anti-biotics, retin-a.....EVERYTHING. Nothing worked at all, and it just made my skin dry, and with acne. I had it bad, but not monster bad. I always put off Accutane because I thought I would die from the side effect (mainly the joint problems, becase i didnt want it to effect skiing). Then my dad forced me to do it, and I gave in.
I was on it for 5.5 months. Yes it sucked, I had to use chapstick all the fuckin time, and my use lotion 20 times a day. It was in winter so i skied a lot. My hips, knees, and back would get sore a lot, but nothing major. I got this weird red rash on the top of my hands and inside of my arms that would come and go. I got slight roids when I shit sometimes cuz it dies out your intestines. I think thats it, maybe a little more.
But overall with all that crap for 5 months, IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE! By 3 days after you stop, your skin does not need lotion, your lips get fine (I just use chapstick sometimes, which may be because of the dependence chapstick crates when you use it a lot). But I never get bad chapped lips. My joints are 100% fine. And I get about 1 SMALL pimple a month, and it will go away within 2-3 days. It has been about a year since I stopped, and I would do it again if I had to.
Well, that turned out to be a long post. If you dont need accutane, then good, but if you, or anyone, ever gets offered to take it by your doctor, or he says it would be ok, TAKE IT! Even if your acne isnt that bad, it will just mean you will be on the accutane for a shorter time. THEN ITS GONE FOREVER!