Acne can affect anyone at any age, but it is more visible in teens and the 20-somethings. Instinctive response to acne is to pick or rub it. Some cancel social engagements as they do not want to be seen with a red blotched face. The season of festivities is here and parties and social gatherings are all around. No one wants to miss out on the once-a-year celebrations, so how to get rid of acne fast is the question among those who need to deal with an outbreak of acne. You will have to follow a routine to get rid of acne fast. Acne can be cured by using three products salicylic acid, glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide. For quick relief from acne each product should be used separately. Wash your face first with a face wash containing salicylic acid to remove oil and dirt, follow it up with glycolic acid based cream or gel to remove the dead cells and finally apply a thin layer of benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria. Avoid touching your face with your finger tips or picking at the zits, instead use sterile cotton balls. Before retiring for the night, clear your face of any makeup. Your skin should be clean when you sleep.