I suffered for two years before finally figuring out how to get rid of acne. I didn't do it with any of the chemicals and drugs , some of which actually seemed to make it worse. Plenty of sufferers are desperate for a cure so there is always a ready market for the bottles and tubes on the chemists shelf.
From my own experience I found that once I realised all these magic potions were not going to work and I started to treat my condition in a more natural way the results were amazingly swift.
I actual learned the benefits of positive mental attitude from that experience. I found that as things improved, I felt happier with myself, more confident and that actually seemed to speed up the healing process. Just one big positive circle.
That was a few years ago now and there was little information available in those days , and no real internet to speak of at that time either. So I had to work out the cure for my acne problem on my own. Fundamentally it's all about treating yourself right, reducing any stress, eating right, cleanliness, applying only natural substances and belief in yourself.
Now I know that's easier said than done if you're a severe sufferer but there are now some great guides around that can take you step by step through exactly how to get rid of acne. Trust me on the positive thinking bit for now but keep it in mind. The first time you see some improvement in your condition because of something you have done think about this. I guarantee you will give a little smile to yourself, even if only inwardly, but that will be the start.
A word of caution though, there are many so called natural cures that are just as ineffective as the bottles and potions I tried many of them years ago and giving the new creams fancy modern and medical sounding names doesn't make then any more effective either.