Unfortunately, this has been something to plague our two kids during their teen years, and looks like it's persisting into their early twenties. My wife and I tried all sorts of remedies, but nothing has been very helpful. Currently, they use Proactiv products which have been about the most helpful in getting some control over new outbreaks. However, it's not doing as good of a job as we'd hope and their faces especially are constantly getting new eruptions. They also use a cleansing bar for oily skin to wash their faces. In addition, they've been taking antibiotics under a doctor's care to help eliminate certain bacteria that contribute to acne.
Since ADISC is made up mostly by people from mid-teens to mid-twenties, usually the most acne-prone years, I thought I'd pose the question here. Have any of you had to deal with severe cases of acne? Did you find something of a medicinal nature to help, or perhaps washing your face with a particular type of cleansing bar and certain frequency, or avoiding particular foods, or even coming up with your own homemade treatment? Whatever you found that really helped a great deal to eliminate breakouts, this is what I'd like to hear. Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions. Possibly one of you knows a remedy that will work much better than what we've tried so far. I sure hope so!