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Teenage boy skin!

(4 Posts)
Ponymagic Tue 27-Oct-15 19:24:54

14 yr old DS has broken out with a few spots - nose area. He has been googling and keeps talking of medicine which clearly he won't get! Would a facial wash help or is it just a case of grin and bear it?


70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 27-Oct-15 20:29:25

My DS is older (nearly 16) and his skin was dreadful when he went back to school. Combination of hormones, neglect over the summer, diet.

I got him Acnecide in desperation (next stop would've been GPs appointment)

He uses Cetaphil to wash in the shower.
TeaTree pads to cleanse in the morning.
Needs to be gentle so not to overdry or overstimulate his skin (he has quite reactive skin)

The Acnecide has worked for him.(Boots pharmacy)

Don't let him just grin and bear it though, teen boys can get quite sensitive about their skin.

WhataRacquet Tue 27-Oct-15 22:41:40

I got this for my DS
It's good and easy for a teenage boy to use as they can be quite lazy about skincare at that age but still want clear skin!

Ponymagic Tue 27-Oct-15 22:51:19

Thanks both, will check all those products out.

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