I desperately want clear skin, so my mom wants to do what her brother did to her when she had acne. She told me that "i have nothing" (HAHA, HA), compared to when she had acne, so her brother would wash her face with after shave stuff, or something like that. She said the pain was terrible, she was bleeding, ( ), but after roughly 10 days she cleared up. She said she was happy with it and would let her brother (my uncle) wash her face with it anytime the acne came back. I'm kind of afraid. I've tried 4 different things for my face and it just doesn't do anything or makes it worse. I've tried ProActive, Clinique, Neutrogena, and Clearsil. These things either made the acne go away for a short period of time, made the redness go away, or just made things worse. I'm sick of it and I want my soft beautiful skin I had 2 years ago! I love my mom and I trust her but I want second opinions. I don't want unneeded pain! (weird thing is is that I wash my face everyday with neutrogena and it does nothing and I've been getting new bumps ) The most painful thing I've ever done was when I put toothpaste on my face. Lemme tell ya, it HURT. My forehead felt like it was on fire! I was literally tearing up in bed so I went to the bathroom to wash it off. Afterwards my forehead was cooling, tingling, and burning. I overheard a conversation at school that you can use it as a zit zapper so I figured I would just put it all over my forehead. Never again. And it didn't do a thing. Some of you might tell me to see a cosmotologist or a doctor.. My parents don't have the money. Sounds weird but my parents can't afford dental either. Mom doesn't have a job and dad gets his money from his retired thing (has to do with military, i don't know what it's called), and VA. VA is some other military thing, veterans something. I don't know. I think my dad gets money from some other things too, not sure.