I grew up in the 70s. The pharmacy had only Clearasil and benzoyl peroxide products that you would put directly on acne. The benzoyl peroxide was only slightly better than the Clearasil. And, neither got rid of microcomedones fully to ensure you didn't ever break out with zits again.
There is no reason for anyone to have to live with acne today. There are a number of solutions available that will work. Several of these, however, are expensive. There is a way to get the same effect at a fraction of the cost. The key is to break the acne cycle so that it doesn't have the chance to form even microscopically.
During my teens, I had very light acne around my nose and on my chin. But, in my early 20s, I began to see this "adult" acne. It occurred much deeper in the skin and was very painful to the touch. It would also take many days to run its course. I decided to go to a dermatologist. The doctor put me on Desquam-x (prescription strength topical Benzoyl Peroxide) and Tetracycline. For one year, my skin was clear. But, right at the year mark, I had a bad flare-up. My medicine routine made no difference at all. The doctor doubled my Tetracycline dosage and said to "Try that." I did and it made little if any difference.
It was at this point that I decided to do some research to see if I could discover what was happening with my skin. I found this amazing little book called "Clear Skin". It explains scientifically what normal and oily skin are as well as what acne is and how you can interrupt the formation of it before you can see and feel it.
Bottom line, there is a way to manage and completely control your acne condition. And it's done microscopically. The method that is used is called "dry and peel". And essentially, when you can keep your skin pores clear and not clogged with oil, you will avoid a pre-acne condition (microcomedones) and therefore, you'll avoid getting acne again.
People with oily skin have one to two characteristics that cause them to run into skin problems (1) overly productive oil glands (2) much thicker oil (that regular cleansing products can't break up and remove sufficiently) than what other people produce.
Once you understand this, you can consider a wider spectrum of solutions, several of which, don't cost you a fortune to clear your skin and control your acne. If you want to try going a cheaper route, the only real challenge may be to correctly classify the oiliness of your skin, identify the right cleanser strength and the frequency of washings. Want more details? Click Here.