The general consensus amongst acne specialists and dermatologists (skin doctors) is that acne is a real pain in the neck, and the secrets of how to cure acne that work 100% of the time are still eluding them. But, that's because they're looking in the wrong places to discover how to cure acne. While they're busy researching new chemicals, they should be going back to basics.
If you suffer from acne and want to know how to cure it, your doctor might be the worst place to go. They'll probably prescribe you steroid creams and various other topical facial treatments, which do work in some cases for short periods of time, but do not treat the underlying causes of acne.
And although acne will usually fade with time and clear up as the sufferer moves through pubherty and addiction, if you do not know how to cure your acne, it still may come back in your twenties, thirties and upwards.
Think of acne as a symptom of a greater inner problem. You have somehow upset the balance of your body, and it reacts with acne. If you think of acne like this, a harsh, abrasive or chemical face cream is not the way to treat it.
So how can you cure acne? Let's start with your diet. Follow these three tips for a few days and see what happens. I'd strongly recommend taking a picture of your acne first thing in the morning so at the end of the week you can compare them and see any changes. The human eye finds it very difficult to notice a difference from day to day, so you might end up convincing yourself it's getting worse, when actually it's getting better!
So, on with the tips of how to cure acne:
1) Cut out greasy or oily foods and drinks. This includes too much fried food, fast food, takeaways, and anything else that leaks oil when you squeeze it.
2) Cut out fatty and sugary foods and drinks. This includes soda and fizzy drinks, sweets, cakes and other sweet treats (remember, it's only for a few days!).
3) Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and drink lots of water. Make sure you get at least five portions of fruit and veg a day, and at least 8 tall glasses of water.
Do this for 4-5 days, and see if it has any effect on your acne. I bet it will, and I bet it'll be a positive effect.