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Skincare for teens / preteens What do you get them to use? (boys and girls)

(10 Posts)
smilesandsun Sat 04-Nov-17 08:54:44

Hi I am needing advice on what to get my children 11 & 13 to use, they are both starting to get the odd (small) blemish and blackheads shock

JakeBallardswife Sat 04-Nov-17 08:58:19

Boots aloe Vera night gel and a simple facial wash

LindyHemming Sat 04-Nov-17 08:58:51

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QueenofLouisiana Sat 04-Nov-17 12:04:41

Gentle face wash (currently Mixta-I think- French make as we needed to restock while on holiday), witch-hazel blemish gel. Simple moisturiser. DS is 12.

smilesandsun Sun 05-Nov-17 12:44:16

thanks. Im going for cetaphil and a gentle moisturiser at the moment. Its getting them to do it that is the problem as well

BagelGoesWalking Sun 05-Nov-17 23:36:38

Cetaphil doesn’t have a great reputation.

You could look at La Roche Posay Toleriane range for sensitive skin. They do lovely cleansers and moisturisers which last a long time as you only need a small amount each time.

Superdrug Vit E range seems very popular too and I’ve heard good things about the Simple cleansing oil.

murphys Mon 06-Nov-17 06:56:34

Going to disagree on Cetaphil not being good. It is the only thing that ds can use without having a break out. Its gentle enough to get the face clean, but without stripping the oils. I bought the Garnier one and another one (cant remember which) and as soon as he went back to Cetaphil, his face looked so much better again.

smilesandsun Mon 06-Nov-17 11:53:11

I use cetaphil myself which was recommended by my dermatologist along with some la roche posay products

Butterfly1975 Mon 06-Nov-17 13:01:06

My DS uses Body Shop Tea Tree foaming cleanser and seems to have sorted out his pimples! I think he likes it as it's foaming and washes off easily hence saving him precious Xbox time grin

I often use it too as still get the odd spot and it's not as drying as other face washes for blemished skin.

BagelGoesWalking Mon 06-Nov-17 13:39:46

Just going by things I've read! Including this

Another one that gets very good reviews is Cosrx Good Morning Cleanser Just make sure you buy from a well rated Korean seller (not from China).

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