I've had some really bad acne myself! What I do is take very hot steamy showers then I put some rubbing alchohol onto a cottonball and rub it all over wherever the acne is. It stings like a bitch at first, but it's worked like a charm. I have super oily skin too, so I was surprised it worked. My face did dry out a lot but that's actually what helped. If it got too dryed out, I DON'T use lotion. Instead I use sunblock. Weird, I know, trust me, but it works!