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any advice for products to rid DS (17) of back spots / acne?
Seriously, acne is a medical issue. So many people suffer through thinking its just bad luck/ a case of using the right facewash, me included. I went to the docs and was prescribed the pill and hey presto, beautiful clear skin. Miraculous.
Obv the pill won't help your ds but there are lots of other approaches too.
Once it is treated, a good skin routine is essential:
- wash and condition hair frequently, if oily. Avoid using loads of hair products - wash pillowcases frequently - have a very good skin routine (very gently cleanser and a non-comedogenic moisturiser twice a day) - once the slightest red spot starts, treat vigorously with a benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid product.
Poor chap. I am NOT looking forward to having to deal with this with DSs.
Agree that a trip to GP is needed. I don't know if anyone saw the fantastic results achieved with a boy of a similar age on Channel 4s Food Hospital. He followed a low GI eating plan and the results were amazing. I think there was a clinical rationale behind it regarding hormonal/insulin production and acne. Good luck to you and your son.
Please take him to your GP .There is so much that can be done these days to help acne and no one needs to suffer like they used to .My ds 15 had really bad skin and it was starting to spread to his back .He has been on antibiotics ( sorry cant remember the name at the moment ) for the last 6 months and have seen a huge improvement .