I spoke to my sister the other day and she was telling about how she had had problem blackheads around her nose and chin since high school, her friend told her to put Honey on her face. So my recipe is pretty straight forward, go to the market, buy some natural honey - try to use 100% honey, don't go for one that has any additives or anything like that.
Put it on your problem areas, I did my nose and chin like my sis, and my husband did his neck and upper back/shoulders. We left it on for about a half an hour then washed in warm water. It can be a little drying to the skin so be careful if you have sunburn or dry skin and follow up a little while after with a light moisturizer. But this worked a treat and is a great cleanser.
Another tip is again pretty simple, and I learned it from my Great Aunt, if you have spots or pimples that are oily or your prone to breakouts with oily skin try buying some toothpaste - just the white one that is like a paste not the gel - and dab a small amount on each spot before going to bed and then make sure you wash it off in the morning - i went out one day with white dabs of it all over my face :). It dries out and shrinks spots really well, follow up in the morning with a light moisturizer.