So I know a lot of kids are teenagers on here (I'm one of them) and common amongst teenagers is the thing we've all known to hate: acne.
So you've tried clearisil, you've tried proactiv, you've tried clean and clear, and damnit, you've tried sanding your face with sandpaper to get rid of the little red lumps but to no avail.
I was in the same position as you once. I had an acne covered face. I had tried everything, all the home remedies, all the medicinal remedies, yet nothing worked for me.
So I did a little research to discover just what these small white inhabitants occupying my face were. And after discovering they're no more than bacteria and something called sebum (very similar to the word semen and yes you're allowed to laugh at this) I started to think. Now, everyone knows that if you pop a zit, it simply comes back. The reason for this is because the sebum fills the pores again and then allows the bacteria to have a nice, warm cave for them to develop and grow. And voila! Another zit is born. So since sebum is a naturally developing substance in the body, it is not something that you're going to be able to get rid of. The bacteria on the other hand, you will. I started thinking of easy ways to get rid of bacteria. I went through everything, from rubbing hand sanitizer on my face (Which makes a sort of film over your face and traps more shit in than it gets rid of) to just washing it with soap, and none of them work. Then I finally realized what I really needed to do. Just kill that bacteria, and that is it. So I settled on alcohol, 91% Isopropyl to be exact, and apply liberally and directly to my face. After about 1 day, of 2 liberal applications, i started to see the zits diminish. After about 5 days, all you could see were really the spots of where they once were. After about 10 days, I had dry (not like bone dry, but sort of dry) skin on my face, but NO ZITS. What so ever. So yes. There is a simple, one part remedy, that does work to get rid of zits. It's not pleasant, ill give it that. As the alcohol starts to evaporate, the fumes do go by your eyes and cause a minor burning sensation. Also, it does burn to apply the first couple of times but you get used to it, and grow to love the burn. It means it's working. Also, your skin does dry out on your face but it will return to normal. I've found that there are multiple ways of applying it, the two ive seen work best though are cotton pads and simply holding the bottle to your face (so the opening is completely sealed) and tipping your head sideways, so that similar to a bingo marker, it makes a dot of alcohol on your face. I use the first method when applying to my forehead as you do not want any isopropyl dripping to your eyes (Trust me, you don't. I learned the hard way.) and use the latter method for my face. I've found the latter method to be a little better because of the direct contact but both work.
So here are the easy to follow steps.
1. Buy bottle of 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Maybe cotton pads too.
2. Wake up. Apply Isopropyl to each zit 3-ish times and allow to dry. Proceed with day normally without having to worry that you left a little extra proactiv cream on your face that makes you look damn retarded.
3. Come home from school. Before you go to bed, apply just as you did during the first application, but more liberally this time, I usually do about 5 ish applications to each zit.
It may seem like a lot, 3 applications in the morning and 5 at night, but the alcohol dries up so quickly that if you were like me, once you had done a full round of zits, the ones you started on were already dry and you were ready to go again. It took me about 2 minutes in the morning and about 4 at night to do my whole face, and everything dries up pretty quickly and doesn't leave you uncomfortable.
Probably the most important thing to remember this entire time that will really help you out, is no matter how badly you want to, no matter how good it looks to pop, no matter how big, white, mountain-like they look DO NOT POP YOUR ZITS. I cannot stress this enough. This will only cause more problems than good. If you remember this, and use my steps I listed, your zits should go away!
Again, results are not guaranteed, but if you're on your last straw like I was, try this, and hope it works, it did for me, and I think it will for you too!