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Need advice about blackheads please

(5 Posts)
angelinterceptor Fri 09-Sep-11 10:31:00

My DS aged nearly 12 has had these for about 6-12 months now, only on his nose though. We have got him to use a face wash, I think its by Neutrogena and is supposed to be a blackhead eliminator or something?

Any advice really, I never really had these when i was growing up, or now really and i dont konw what to suggest for him.

Would it be a face mask, or something do you think?


PottyRefusnik Fri 09-Sep-11 10:46:03

I used to get lots (still get some) and I found that an exfoliating scrub from Clearasil here worked really well, morning and night.

If I had some problem ones that I couldn't get rid of, I'd use these pads after I'd washed with the scrub and thoroughly rinsed. You don't rinse after the pads and they worked very well for me.

I had tried all sorts of expensive lotions and potions, but found these worked best (and cheaper than 'grown up' brands) though I felt daft buying teenage products in my thirties!

Honeypie80 Fri 09-Sep-11 11:12:19

Hi to be honest the clearasil ones are extremely drying to the skin and often make the matter worse.

I use Elizabeth Arden clear the way face mask twice a week and it sorts it out. i was recommended by a beautician and it truly is amazing, i know its a boy thing not to have a face mask but if it works then who else needs to know!

Its gouey green anyway so tell its made for boys!

PottyRefusnik Fri 09-Sep-11 11:16:49

The clearasil is drying, but it after trying lots of other things it worked so I decided I'd rather have dry skin than loads of horrible blackheads!

If nothing else works, I'd definitely try it.

angelinterceptor Fri 09-Sep-11 12:14:33

thanks, I was a bit worried about using some of the harsher stuff on him actually - but also want to clear the problem before it gets worse in years to come.
I will have a look at Boots on my way home today and see what there is

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