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DS 14 has hit the spotty stage, and needs some sort of facial cleanser to help with them, he has quite sensitive skin, and they are just`normal` teenage spots with some blackheads - can anyone recommend anything? Have heard clearsil isn't that great on sensitive skin, thanks
If he's really struggling take him to the doctor. I had a really miserable adolescence thanks to my skin. I tried loads of over the counter stuff but it was only the prescribed antibiotic creams that actually worked.
It`s not too bad at the moment, will try simple cleanser and see how that goes, have used tea tree oil on a particularly nasty one on his nose, will have a look at Body Shop and Sam Farmer -( never heard of them before) as well, just need to get him to use them - I wonder at times how much water actually touches his face!! thanks
At around 4am this morning, I had this "thread" running through my brain. My ds is 13 and has suddenly broken out, a real fiery looking crop of spots, just around the hairline and forehead. I got him some Simple Foaming Face Wash, just to be going on with. Will be checking out SamFarmer and Green People (it being a brand of sun lotion he can tolerate in summer.
My son started using Avons clearskin, the 3 step (wash, toning pads, cream) and it's made a huge difference. You can visibly see how clean the skin looks. It does contain salicylic acid so everyday use may be a bit too much, as it is for my son, or it makes him dry. He uses the 3 step every other day on a morning, on nights and other days he uses a baby soap and just applies the avon cream.
I thought that boys were meant to stay clear from products containing tea tree oil (and lavender for that matter). I was going to try the Dead Sea Spa Magik range on my 10 YO DS who's starting to have some blackheads on his nose and hairline. Watching with interest for other suggestions.
How to make my pesky 14 yo actually USE the pharmacy of spot products I've bought him is my question de jour
Those Nose strips are very hit and miss IME. I get him to use a face wash then the strip. Sometime nothing happens. I don't want him to use them too often though (I'm a bit dubious as they take the tiny hairs from skin too)