Most homemade remedies don't work very well, but according to Reader's Digest, these do. Here are three strange acne remedies that can clear up your skin . . .
#1.) ASPIRIN. This is good if you only get the OCCASIONAL zit. Crush up one pill, add a few drops of water, and rub it on. Wait a few minutes, then wash it off with soap and water. The aspirin should get rid of the redness and reduce the pain.
#2.) TOOTHPASTE. You might have heard this one before. That's because it WORKS, but only if you do it right. First, it has to be a PASTE, not a gel. And it can't be whitening toothpaste.
Second, you have to leave it on all night. The toothpaste needs time to dehydrate the pimple and suck up all the oil.
#3.) OLIVE OIL. It sounds weird to put oil on your face, since an oily face is usually associated with pimples. But people swear this one works. Mix three tablespoons of olive oil with four tablespoons of salt until it becomes a paste.
Then just rub it all over your face. The salt exfoliates your skin, and the olive oil restores your skin's natural moisture.
info from Reader's Digest