i have had acne for wayyyyyyyy over 3 years, and i think that guy may have been on to something in part. Yes, there are many powerful meds out there, but whenever my skin is doing the best, is when i'm being nicest to it. Cleansing it gently, exfoliating it gently, moisturizing, not freaking out that a moisturizer will break me out, etc. Also, not touching, and not picking, while really hard not to do those things will help quite a bit too.
Your skin, and your body want to heal themselves, we have incredible immune systems. Sometimes i think we just need to let the body do its work.
That's not to say nothing else will help, of course other treatments can be helpful, but I would certainly see nothing wrong with trying a regimen that's simple and gentle, and not packed full of prescriptions.
[This message has been edited by sedulous (edited 09-03-2003).]