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dd (14) has spotty oily forehead and chin. Any recomms for cleanser etc?

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Gatekeeper Mon 04-Jul-16 18:29:09

she has gone from having the most beautiful pink and white rose petal skin to pimples and spots although her cheeks are still flawless

Her skin is sensitive and we are looking for recommendations for a cleanser, spot cream,/gel etc etc. She is using wipes at the minute and I don't think they are any cop at cleansing

Thank you

midnightmoomoo Mon 04-Jul-16 19:17:28

Try Effaclar Duo cream, it's brilliant! Treats spots but doesn't make the skin go flakey, and is also ok under make up.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Mon 04-Jul-16 19:21:59

i use cetaphil cleanser, although I think it's a bit of a love it or hate it product
it's very mild, so won't increase oil production. you can use it as a cream cleanser, or wash off with a flannel, which I much prefer.

I like the salicylic acid spot creams - all the teen skin brands do one (Clean and clear, neutrogena). If that doesn't help see a GP.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 04-Jul-16 19:24:17

Superfacialist cleanser with salicylic acid and a good moisturiser.

Alternatively Cytaphil cleanser.

Use a clean flannel every day to wash off the cleanser. See Caroline Hiron's cheat sheet.

Gatekeeper Mon 04-Jul-16 19:41:35

champion stuff...thank you smile

TheDisreputableDog Mon 04-Jul-16 20:03:41

I swear by Johnsons Clean & Clear deep cleansing lotion as a toner, contains salicylic acid which is good for keeping the skin clear.
I recommend the Vichy Normaderm range too, really good for problem skin.
It's worth checking vitamin intake too, vits A, C & E, zinc & selenium supplements good for skin too.

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 04-Jul-16 20:27:56

I wish someone had told me at this age to treat my oily, spotty skin really gently, as if it were sensitive. My advice would be:

Clinique Take the Day Off balm cleanser with a clean flannel - costs about £20 but lasts forever, you only need a tiny bit
Clarins Gentle Exfoliating toner, a few times a week - again, about £20ish but lasts a long, long time
A facial oil at night, which probably sounds silly, but will help balance out the oil production. Boots Botanics do a good one which is very cheap, or a rosehip oil (Trilogy is good).
Moisturiser-wise, she probably won't need much, maybe a range like Simple or one of the French pharmacy brands, LRP or similar.

And bin the wipes, they just move anything on the skin about.

Mamia15 Tue 05-Jul-16 10:53:37

A proper gentle cleaning routine is key - use fresh cotton wool pads, no wipes, no germ ridden flannels etc.

If she wears make up, I second the Vichy range mentioned upthread or look for non comedogenic stuff that won;t clog up her pores.

FelixFelix Tue 05-Jul-16 10:59:12

Cetaphil will be good for her. It's non comedogenic and very gentle. I wouldn't start introducing loads of new products to teenage skin as it may make it worse. I was recommended Cetaphil by my dermatologist.

I use the cleanser and the moisturiser and would highly recommend.

ShmackAttack Tue 05-Jul-16 11:10:58

If its oily then i can recommend charcoal soap i get mine from Lush, cleared up my oily skin after about a month of constant use then i use the tea tree water from there as an antibacterial works every time - also worked for my friends 15 year old son who was getting some rather large oily spotty zones.

Sunwhorealmost40 Tue 05-Jul-16 11:11:09

Elemis cleansing balm and then apricot Toner, perfect for oily and sensitive

KatharinaRosalie Tue 05-Jul-16 11:28:52

Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream and Normalizing Oil. Honestly, the cleanser is a miracle worker, only thing that helped my pregnancy hormonal skin.

mishmash1979 Tue 05-Jul-16 11:31:41

If u r prepared to spend a little then dermalogica do a range for sporty skin.

mishmash1979 Tue 05-Jul-16 11:31:55


LazySusan11 Wed 06-Jul-16 08:35:06

My 12 yr old dsd uses Elemis sensitive cleansing wash, it's a good all over body wash great for face and bum!

pippinandtog Wed 06-Jul-16 08:47:35

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, then skin tonic, then moisturiser for oily skin.

Gatekeeper Thu 07-Jul-16 07:59:17

thanks everyone

we got cetaphil cleanser, some flannels and cotton pads, and roche posay effaclar duo and some Johnson clean and clear cleansing lotion to use on a night so see how that goes

Indecisivejo Thu 07-Jul-16 08:52:19

Make sure she uses a moisturiser too, you didn't mention having one

PNGirl Thu 07-Jul-16 12:28:24

When I was about 15 Lush Imperialis moisturiser sorted me out.

FelixFelix Thu 07-Jul-16 12:34:45

Agree with jo, make sure she still moisturises even though she has oily skin. Make sure it's an oil-free one. Hope her skin clears up soon!

Gatekeeper Thu 07-Jul-16 14:18:22

right then; will get the cetaphil one as well then I can nick it!

MistressChalk Thu 07-Jul-16 14:29:27

I get very bad oily skin in the same place and bad breakouts, I've got the same complexion too.

I use clarins oily/combination skin cleansing milk and toner and it does wonders for me. I got a big 200ml bottle in January, lasted well till now so you get a good 5 months out of it even though it's expensive. (That's using it twice a day)

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