After trying lots of topical stuff- both drugstore and homemade- I figured that I could either constantly put stuff on my face for the rest of my life or find out why I was getting acne in the first place. My mom (in her 50's) gets one or two horrible pimples almost exactly 10 days after eating something with walnuts in it (like brownies or fruitcake, usually when she isn't sure if its walnuts or pecans I think).
Sooo I tracked what I ate and found out that whenever I had diary products, my face paid the price. Now I have eliminated milk, cheese, etc. from my life, I only get 1-3 small pimples around that certain time of the month.I don't know if I had an allergy or intolerance or what, but it has been 6 months and I'm pretty happy.
It sucked to have to give up stuff that I enjoy but it is such a relief to not have as many skin problems anymore!