Saw this blemish/facial trick on The Ellen Show this afternoon:
Blemish trick: Rub garlic (YES, GARLIC!) (which is a natural antiseptic) on any problem areas to gets rid of bacteria in your skin. This will help clear up zits.
Facial trick: Mash up garlic and mix with tomato paste. Rub onto your face and let it sit for 10 minutes. The lycopene and acids in the tomato helps with scarring and the garlic will pull bacteria from skin.
A great trick to shrink pores and tighten your skin is to apply a thin layer of Pepto-bismol on your face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.