There are several techniques you can treat acne with, but you need a professional to prescribe them to you after taking a closer look at your condition and properly diagnosing it. It would be a mistake to embark on something that could backfire and leave you with worse skin conditions thatn before, don't you think?
You might have seen a friend treating acne some way, and assumed the same would work for you. But you couldn't be more wrong. Your skin types are different; you might have to treat the condition in a different way. This why it is important that you get to know of your skin type and what is ideal in treating it, before going ahead.
Knowing the type of acne you suffer from should be the precursor any treatment that you have in mind. You don't want to be aiming at a mosquito with a gun, I tell you. If you plan to heal, you have to do it the way you are directed to by a dermatologist. This will save you from incurring costs on treatments that are not effective and may not be working the way you want.