only 8 yrs?ive had acne for 28 yrs and can tell you that there are ways to control it. first make sure that you scrub your face with clearasil cleansing scrub. second, use alcohol on cotton and wipe down your face with this (the alcohol does a good job at drying up oily skin) third,use the clearsil acne fighter cream on your face. last stay away from greasy foods. Ive tried other products like retin a and have not had good luck. they tend to cause problems that are not worth the risks to your health. so there you have it you must do this every day about 3to4 times a day.