Our expert says:
You did not give your age, in younger people this can be caused by stress, hormonal cycle(just before menstruation) smoking, cosmetics, but adults it can be caused by hormonal disturbances ( abnormal high androgens) . You can use an antiseptic wash, and start off by using benzoylperoxide. If it does not improve, you may have to use topical antibiotics or a low dose oral antibiotic - for this you will need a prescription. If you are female and have other symptoms like hairyness or excessive menstruation, you may need futher investigations like sonar of the ovaries.
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