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I need some help and advice please, 8yo dd has started getting spots

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lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 19:39:37

Is there anything mild, or even better natural, we could use to tackle them?

They're mainly on her chin. She's managed to resist picking so far but she keeps mentioning them sad.

I had no input from my dad when I started getting spots at around 10yo & have no idea what would be suitable for her delicate skin.

Sarahplane Mon 25-May-15 19:47:36

My 9 year old Dd starting getting spots recently and we are trying the simple face wash and spot stick. Seems ok so far and was the mildest I could find.

lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 19:51:11

Thanks, we'll have a look at Simple.

It's a long time since I bought much in the way of skincare - have recently started paying attention again - so I have no idea where to start.

BellaVida Mon 25-May-15 19:56:13

You could get a witch hazel stick or a tea tree oil soap or face wash. Both natural and fine to use. Even sudocrem will work.

lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 20:04:41

Is Sudocrem not cloggy with it being so thick?

CheesyDibbles Mon 25-May-15 20:40:35

I would make sure she washes her face with a gentle wash, nothing too harsh at her age. The Johnsons Top to Toe is good. We use it all over in our house. Then gently swipe the problem area with some distilled witch hazel. I would keep it as simple as possible.

lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 20:52:35

Thanks, we'll have a look at Johnson's as well and the witch hazel.

Yes, as simple as possible, I don't want her overwhelmed and seeing it as a chore. Rather she pays attention now though, while she only has a few and learns to take care of her skin properly.

CheesyDibbles Mon 25-May-15 21:13:14

Yes, harsh products can trigger many problems of there own. I think the main thing is not to pile on too many products, especially at that age. Keep the face clean, without stripping it, and if there is an area that is breaking out, find a way of keeping it clean and disinfected in as gentle a way as possible. Avoid any creams or moisturisers at this age - personally, I think they will be too heavy.

Gunpowder Mon 25-May-15 21:16:31

Sudocrem is the best for spots!

NoMilkNoSugar Mon 25-May-15 21:22:39

Following recommendations on here, my DS who is also 9 has started using asda's young skin face wash. It's really helped clear up his spots. It's seems guite gentle as I've been using it aswel.

iloveoz Mon 25-May-15 21:51:29

You need to stay away from sls products simple+asda range are full of that stuff.try dermatological clear start range using it on teenage son who has sensitive skin +it's fab mini set abt 14quid
I suffered from spots as kid using sls products not knowing they are rubbish. Cheap stuff isn't any good imo

lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 22:00:27

eek, £14 is more than I spend on my stuff confused

I remember reading that Sls is bad, is there anything else I should look out for? I'll avoid perfumey stuff too.

unsinkable Mon 25-May-15 22:29:07

I would take her to the GP and get some mild benzoyl peroxide preparation in the first instance. this helped my dc at a similar age.

lucysmam Mon 25-May-15 22:30:39

I briefly considered that but...will the Dr look at me like I'm a loon for taking an 8yo with a few spots?

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