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Do you have questions about taking care of children’s skin? Ask La Roche-Posay expert Dr Catherine - 3 x £100 vouchers to be won

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Mar-20 10:23:05

La Roche-Posay are bringing Dr Catherine, Consultant Dermatologist, back to answer your questions about children’s skincare: whether you have a child with a skin condition you’d like advice on, or you’d just like to know how to deal with winter skin. Dr Catherine will be online on 18th March from midday to answer your questions.

Plus, Dr Catherine will be speaking at the Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester (15th March) and Glasgow (26th April) and La Roche-Posay have tickets to give away. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning tickets and meeting Dr Catherine at the shows, please leave your details here.

Here’s some more information on Dr Catherine Borysiewicz: “Dr Catherine Borysiewicz studied medicine at Cambridge University and clinical medicine at University College London. She carried out medical and surgical training at a number of prestigious central London teaching hospitals. Today, Catherine is an experienced Consultant Dermatologist working within the NHS and consults privately in central London at Imperial and The Cadogan Clinic, where she manages inflammatory skin diseases including eczema, acne and psoriasis and sun damage and skin cancers."

Here’s what La Roche-Posay has to say: “Our mission is to provide a better life for sensitive skin, for you and for your family. We’re delighted to give MNers the opportunity to ask all their burning questions about their children’s skin conditions to Dr Catherine, Consultant Dermatologist. As the mother of a little boy who suffers from eczema, Dr Catherine will be able to provide you with expert advice as well as practical tips on how to keep your little one’s skin under control, for the whole family to enjoy a happier life.”

Whatever your questions on children’s skincare, share them below to be entered into a prize draw where 3 Mumsnet users will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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alwaysataldi Mon 02-Mar-20 11:56:52

How would you cover a small birth mark on my childs cheek. so it's not so visible - she is very self conscious about it and is open to bullying once she is at. school ?

RagnarorBjorn Mon 02-Mar-20 12:29:17

Which product would you recommend to use on my 8yr old daughter, she had red, sore, itchy eczema in her elbow creases and behind her knees? Emollients from the doctors haven't worked and I'm worried about the long term effects of hyrdrocortisone cream.

Emmax12 Mon 02-Mar-20 22:10:33

How often should a child wash who gets dry skin? Does a daily bath dry the skin out and make it worse?

MrsFrTedCrilly Tue 03-Mar-20 12:01:10

What do you recommend for teenage skin as a face wash? My son has sensitive skin prone to eczema and now has reached that pubertal stage and his skin looks a bit oily.

Russell19 Tue 03-Mar-20 12:02:35

Does it benefit dry/eczema skin to put baby oil in their bath water?

lovemyflipflops Tue 03-Mar-20 12:35:02

My DS2 has reoccurring cradle cap, I've tried several creams, which work for the short term, but it always seems to come back. Do I need to keep applying creams long term - any advice ?

SunsetOnTheHorizon Tue 03-Mar-20 14:03:06

Hi, my girls love a bubble bath. I'm always weary about them as the bubble mixture really dries them up.

What could I use instead that leaves their skin moist as well clean?

SoftBlocks Tue 03-Mar-20 14:16:10

Hi, I have had keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and upper arm and now dc has it too. What is the most gentle but effective treatment for children aged around 10?

del2929 Tue 03-Mar-20 18:15:00

what can you suggest for skin discoloration due to eczema?

Summergarden Tue 03-Mar-20 18:26:35

Is there any bath product with even a hint of scent that is suitable for children prone to mild eczema?

sharond101 Tue 03-Mar-20 19:38:16

when should you start a regular facial skincare routine?

PickledChicory Tue 03-Mar-20 20:58:09

I was told that moisturising dry skin alone wouldn't work eg knees, elbows etc and that you have to exfoliate. Surly exfoliation isn't recommended for children?

Asuwere Tue 03-Mar-20 22:12:27

When a child's skin is dry, is it better to bath with something in the water or to shower so they're out the water quicker?

IndieTara Tue 03-Mar-20 22:16:01

My DD is 11 and has bad acne and blackheads.i want to try and get her into a helpful skincare routine before she starts secondary school. She's already being teased in primary school about it. What products can help her?

morriseysquif Tue 03-Mar-20 23:34:57

I'm worried about my DD getting spots. I had them very badly as early teen up until I was late 20s. and I don't want her sufffering too. They plagued my life.

I know I can't stop them for her but what is a good preventative skincare routine now? She is 11 and uses cetaphil with a cotton sponge at the moment.

haba Tue 03-Mar-20 23:40:33

Hands rather than facial skin:
Dd has very sensitive skin, lots of handwashes/soaps/anti-bac washes dry her hands out. What can she use on her hands to remoisturise them? She had bad reactions to Norwegian formula, even to aveeno. I am somewhat loath to let her use my clarins hand cream! (Literally the only hand cream my skin can tolerate)

AwdBovril Wed 04-Mar-20 05:42:03

DD (7) has very dry & apparently fragile cuticles, she frequently picks at her nails (but doesn’t bite them). I’m pretty sure it’s inherited as DH cuticles are similar - likely to peel, & gets an awful lot of nasty-looking hangnails. Is diligent application of cream the only answer or is there anything else? What kind of cream should I get? I don’t have this problem so I’m rather in the dark, & DH is no help, he just doesn’t bother with any kind of skincare.

I am also interested in the comments regarding early facial care, as I have (still) at nearly 40, got tricky, acne prone skin, despite 2 courses of roaccutane.

SconNotScone Wed 04-Mar-20 12:38:34

Have you any recommendations for dry lips? I have a lip-licking 6 year old, I’m trying to discourage the licking, but would like to know what is best to use to make them feel more comfortable and moisturised. Thank you.

MamaPixie Wed 04-Mar-20 12:50:24

Do you have any recommendations for dry and irritated skin around the eyes of my 15 year old son?
He suffers from hayfever but has had dry, red and slightly flaky skin around his eyes over winter so am not sure if it's linked?
It tends to be angrier first thing in the morning and calms down a bit as the day goes on.
Thank you

kateandme Wed 04-Mar-20 12:55:58

dd loves lovely smelling creams.are there things we should be looking out for to either get a good moisteriser or deff not buy if its includd i nthe ingredients.

wellingtonsandwaffles Wed 04-Mar-20 13:36:14

1. How do we identify what is causing contact irritation? Occasional flare ups on hands with seemingly irregular triggers.

2. Is it right that fewer baths help sensitive skin? For me it’s a balance of hygiene vs skin issues!

dayswithaY Wed 04-Mar-20 14:25:51

My son has bad acne on his back and wants to take Roaccutane. Is there any skincare he can use instead?

HellsBills Wed 04-Mar-20 17:08:28

My daughter (10) has a few black heads on her nose and has just had her first spot on her chin. I don't want to use anything harsh on her young skin. At the moment she washes her face with Cetaphil, what else could you recommend for a skin routine or spot treatment?

fishnships Wed 04-Mar-20 18:27:37

Any recommendations for dealing with teenage acne? DD's skin is really dry and flaky and it is affecting her confidence.

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