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Teen Boy Skin : Quick Improvement Tips Please

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jun-16 22:39:28

DS (16) has typical teenage boy skin. Bit red and spotty at times, he's had exams (stress) eaten trashy food ( of course) and now lounging at home till his Prom.

He's been good with his skin of late but he has a fair few red marks (and he shaves which irritates it)

At the moment he's using Australian Body Care Skinwash (TeaTree) at night in the shower plus Boots Tea Tree Gel . On the problem areas Origins Super Spot Remover on a cotton bud.

In the morning , Boots Tea Tree pads and some Bulldog moisturiser.

He;s had La Roche Posay Anti Redness Target but not sure how well he did (he hasn't asked me to rebuy)

I let him use some of my Indeed Lab Exfolliant (very mild)

Anything I can buy him to try in the next few days to give his skin a boost, remove the red areas (more leftover from spots bumps than actual spots)

He's not normally too fazed with skin care but I think as Prom gets closer, he's more concerned , drinking loads more water too [at last]

My DD will set about him with concealer if he doesn't improve wink

Tate15 Sat 25-Jun-16 22:46:11

Panoxyl used with a moisturiser. Not yours though, one for younger skin, no offence!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jun-16 22:55:26

grin I don't think he'd use my Middle Aged Mum Moisturiser (he only used the exfoliant with force)

Does Panoxyl take the redness down? He used something before which worked well but stripped the colour from everything he touched (towels, bathmat, his robe) so goodness knows what it was doing to his face.

That's when I got him onto TeaTree which has kept his skin under control, but he needs the X-Factor.

mrsclooneytoyou Sat 25-Jun-16 22:58:25

Dd2 makes a aspirin face mask when her skin is like this.
She basically crushes aspirin to a powder,adds enough water to make a paste, slaps it on her face for 15 mins and washes off.
I dont know the science behind it but it works for her

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jun-16 23:06:28

Ah, the asprin works on the salacylic acid priciple (I think the same chemical compounds) the Spot Remover has Sal Acid as an active ingredient already.

Might potter along to the Origins counter look at the masks ..............

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 26-Jun-16 07:03:21

Wouldn't be be better eating well, cleansing twice a day with a gentle cleanser and using some lrp duo effaclar moisturiser?.

Rather than nuking all the bacteria that lives on his skin?.

ifigoup Sun 26-Jun-16 07:07:17

The Body Shop tea tree blemish removing cream really does work well to take down redness and lessen the appearance of old scars. It comes in a little green pump bottle. They do a foaming facewash in the same range. It's tea tree but is not at all harsh, and really works wonders!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 26-Jun-16 08:31:24

ifigoup he's tried the BodyShop TeaTree (I inherited the foaming wash myself grin ) but he prefers the ABC and the Boots ones.

Fluffy he ^does* cleanse 2x daily - I outlined this in the OP. He uses TeaTree, so he's hardly blasting his skin to kingdom come hmm
His diet - well he's a teenager so it's not something I'm going to change in the next couple of days.

He needs quick improvement for his Prom which is in a week.
I'm going to look today.

midnightmoomoo Sun 26-Jun-16 09:25:07

What about LRP effaclar duo cream? Won't make his skin flakey and will help the spot and the red marks.

legotits Sun 26-Jun-16 09:28:36

Is he an indoor one?
(I have an indoor one)

I have to insist on an hour outside with no t-shirt to harvest some vitD.

When the sunlight has a go at him his spots all but vanish, a combo of the sun and shock at fresh air grin

GeorgeTheThird Sun 26-Jun-16 09:31:40

I agree about the sun - I have indoor teenagers and one is a bit pimply too. It makes a big difference when they do get out.

But sadly all we have to offer at the moment is rain, rain and more rain!

slinkysaluki Sun 26-Jun-16 09:57:18

My 18 year old son swears by Sudocreme he gets very sore acne on his cheeks and shoulders. I have night various creams face washes etc and this is the most effective.

slinkysaluki Sun 26-Jun-16 09:58:16

He also uses the men expert charcoal wash which he says is good.

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