0jrhafeleinBest Answer 9 years ago ReplyUpvoteDo your best to stay clean. Keep your skin free from extra dirt and oils, but do not attempt to achieve a dry and desert-like feeling. You need oils to prevent flaky and scaly skin. Acne is a result of your body trying to balance new hormone levels. Diet- many people discover that lots of sugar and starch and yeast in their foods aggravates acne. Whereas a diet that is mainly all vegetables and meats and nuts will reduce the severity of acne. Some people report that taking Ibuprofen or Advil helps reduce acne, too, but it is also hard on your liver over time. A product called Ivy Dry for poison ivy can help spot-reduce some pimples; you need to use a tiny bit for it to work. The same can be said for toothpaste, too. Just a tiny bot applied over night....over 2-4 days should help. I have found, also, that steroid creme from the doctor clears-up acne, too. Usually steroid cremes are meant to treat rashes and allergies. But they can also reduce inflammation of pimples, too. Just make sure you are reducing the sugars and yeast from the 'inside,' and also keeping the outside clean as well.... After about 5 honest weeks of trying, if there are no results, speak with your doctor about steroid cremes.