that's what my mom told
washing my face once every half-an-hour :)
ABSOLUTELY stay AWAY from ACCUTANE or anything with Isotretinoin for that matter. That shit has soooo many side effects its just fking retarded. I know 3 people that took that shit and it completely made them different people. It fucks with your mind on a psychological level and messes with your hormones, if you take that shit you WILL become a complete douchebag. ( but it works quite well)
I would recommend Benzoyl Peroxide, you can buy a 5% over the counter and give it a shot. It does not prevent zits but it helps you recover from them MUCH faster. If the 5% isn't doing it for you see if you can find a place that sells 10% over the counter or get a prescription (should be easy). But even this stuff isn't all that great, it will dry up your skin around the area you applied it to but thats short term.
To prevent the acne you need to find out why, for you I think its puberty and you cant do much about it. But still try to find out what foods trigger the zits to begin with, for me it was pistachios and peanuts and walnuts. If I had some of those I would get a zit within the hour and I stayed away and it was better. I also read on a website this:
I've actually tried the # 2 and that is very helpful for me today, as I still get zits if I eat certain foods but that one helps me balance w.e is causing it and I can eat the foods I like and stay away from the zits
But in the end man the truth is the zits will go away naturally and you will pretty much not get any after age 18 or so (every one is different) but for me it was 17 when I stopped completely and havent had a serious zit since then, and I'm 23 now.
i think i'll probably go get that benzoyl thingy
it must work if you recommend it