I'm one of those girls who break out in a few spots consistently throughout the years. It is my baseline to get 3-15 acne spots in one month. Sometimes, they are smaller spots and sometimes, they are bigger. I hated going to the doctor for any medicine because it stinks and it's way too strong. I know that my skin breaks out even more when it is dry (the oil doesn't escape the dead surface). So I usually leave my blemish untreated or go to expensive facials to get rid of them, and that doesn't even work perfectly.
And then chibi bought me this Herbal Blemish stick from Burt's Bee in Taiwan, and despite its flaws, I fell in love with it. It really helped to control my acne, both in prevention, and in healing the ones that has already broken out. I could apply it to places on my face that is aggitated or feeling more greasy, and it would help calm my skin down. And because it is natural, I felt no qualms applying it anytime I felt the need to. It has a roller application, which didn't work perfectly; the liquid would sometimes not come out if it's not tilted right, or too much of it would come out and flow down my face (which I did not mind...haa). It is a little expensive, and a little pungent, but I got used to it after the second day since I was much more willing to accept a natural concoction than a laboratory-made medicine. And hey! if I accidentally lick my face and swallow some, I don't expect to be poisoned by it.
Recently, I have run out of this blemish stick and have suffered the consequences of tiny breakouts on my face. I really need to either stock up on more, or try out some of the other blemish sticks that have good reviews on makeupalley.com (e.g., Dessert Essence Blemish Touch Stick, Ole Henriksen Roll On Blemish Attack, etc.)