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Any advice for newly spotty dd?

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CartwheelsAndGymRopes Mon 25-Apr-16 19:22:06

She's a couple of of weeks off 13yrs.

They are on her forehead.
Do we leave them? Treat them? Any cover-up which will make them less obvious but not worse if she is self conscious about them?


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DippyHippy2016 Mon 25-Apr-16 19:24:47

Pop into your nearest Lush. They can giver her some advice and free samples to try 😘

DippyHippy2016 Mon 25-Apr-16 19:25:00

*give her

CartwheelsAndGymRopes Mon 25-Apr-16 20:06:25

LUSH?! Really?! It smells so bad in there, not sure something that smells that bad can be good for her skin!

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BabyGanoush Mon 25-Apr-16 22:17:56

I think the Boots tea tree/witch hazel stick is good. (For small spots)

And apart from that leaving it alone is best!

If it's proper deep pimples, acne, then see a GO

BabyGanoush Mon 25-Apr-16 22:18:15

A GP, not a GO...

chillycurtains Mon 25-Apr-16 22:25:25

We have found the Nutrogena products are excellent. Both myself (sensitive skin) and my DD 13 use them. My DD has terrible spots but this has helped. The facial washes and blackhead cleanser are good products. The Boots tea tree spot wand is ok but the Nutrogena is better.

chillycurtains Mon 25-Apr-16 22:27:35

I don't allow my DD to use any cover up as I have found any make up always made my own worse and clogs up the pores.

Chilver Mon 25-Apr-16 22:39:39

Cover up/ make up definitely makes it worse. Keep face squeaky clean, don't keep touching, and use natural products as much as possible.

Oh, and sudocreme left on overnight worked a treat on my teenage spots - Just wasn't so great for my pillowcase!

NanaNina Mon 25-Apr-16 22:41:07

My DGD started with spots on her forehead as soon as she hit puberty 12.5 years. She's been going to the GP and tried numerous creams and ABX with no improvement. The spots were on either side of her nose, her chin and sometimes on her cheeks. I kept asking my DIL to let me pay for her to see a dermatologist and she finally agreed. The first thing she prescribed made an incredible difference - she's just turned 16 - her skin isn't flawless by any means but SO much better since seeing the dermatologist. She does use make up and I know that makes her feel better about herself which can't be bad. The cream is called EpoDuo.

NanaNina Mon 25-Apr-16 22:42:23

Don't go near Lush!!

honeysucklejasmine Mon 25-Apr-16 22:43:08

Dh has cystic acne. Various Freederm products and a new pillowcase every other day keep it in check.

DippyHippy2016 Tue 26-Apr-16 06:10:30

I use Ultrabland from Lush. The least smelly stuff there is. I just thought that they use well sourced ingredients, not tested on animals and she's 12 really, so you probably wouldn't want to put super strong stuff on her young skin.

DropYourSword Tue 26-Apr-16 06:14:05

I got bad spots (on my chest as well as my face) when going through puberty. The best by far thing I found for them was Quinoderm cream. Just beware, it has a really strong smell and bleaches the crap out of clothing, bedding, towels etc.

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 26-Apr-16 06:20:20

I've started getting chin spots again, weirdly - I'm 35 so not impressed hmm I use Simple oil reducing scrub, it works really well. Tea tree cover stick from Body shop is good for hiding the buggers during the day and dessicating them overnight ime.

ihatethecold Tue 26-Apr-16 06:46:17

Surely Lush is worth trying. It's got no nasties in it.
My older ds using the clearasil pads when his look bad.
They do help but are stronger than most products.

louiseaaa Thu 28-Apr-16 13:32:07

There are some good products by Neals yard. My son uses them (Palmarosa Facial Wash) and it works, is totally kind to skin, contains no nasties that may irritate like parabens. It ccosts alot but lasts ages

PantsOfGold Thu 28-Apr-16 13:50:32

Has she started putting anything new on her skin? Foundation or moisturiser can be the worst culprits. I would stop using anything apart from a gentle wash - myself and DD use Avene Cleanance Soapless Cleansing Gel. If it still continues I would take her to GP and ask for a topical antibacterial solution. Our GP prescribed one that was very effective Avoid anything to harsh, especially Benzoyl Peroxide as it causes burning and peeling - it can be effective but I would say it is something to try further down the line. The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel line is also good - especially the cleansing lotion.

rwilkinson84 Tue 03-May-16 15:50:56

Same as PP - has she changed anything that she uses on her skin? And does she have a fringe by any chance? Especially with her age it could be hormonal, but washing her face twice a day with something gentle might help a good bit. If she's got greasy skin then something oil free would be even better and whoever said Sudeocreme in PP is right on the money. Slather than on at night before bed and it takes the redness right out of spots.

laurenbeauty123 Wed 11-May-16 18:50:49

Due to her age I would assume its due to hormonal changes which are increasing the production of sebum(oil) in her skin. Please be very careful with what you use as anything containing alcohol is likely to strip her skin and cause it to dry out. This will then cause the skin to produce more sebum and make the problem worse. I cannot encourage you to read the bottles enough and check ingredients. Certified organic is best as this will be the most gentle on her skin. The price may be slightly more but it will get the problem under control. As somebody who's tried half of boots and other well known brands with no success understanding how the products worked was what helped me. I now use Neals Yard Remedies and they have cleared up my skin better than any other brand I have tried previously. Please let me know if you would like any more information or even a little bit more advise about what can cause spots. I hope this helps wishing you lots of luck spots are a real nightmare!

BertrandRussell Wed 11-May-16 19:01:10

My ds washes his face with a Body Shop aloe Vera wash that seems to help a lot.

And I'm going to go against the tide about make up. If it makes her feel better and if the school allows it, then she should absolutely go for it. Take it off carefully when she gets home, but don't make her miserable by not letting her cover them up. I bet none of you grown ups would go to work without covering a spot!

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