(9 Posts)
TTwidow Mon 13-Jun-16 08:01:25

Hi there, DD11 has just started to get spots and I was wondering what spot products you guys think are the most effective or are they just a waste of money?

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Groovee Mon 13-Jun-16 08:03:18

I got Dd some witch hazel stuff from boots and simple face wash and moisturiser. It helped for a while but she's now under the GP as her skin is just like her dad's.

I've got Ds the soap too and wipes. He's become quite spotty at 13 too!

feelingmiffed Mon 13-Jun-16 08:50:14

DS (12) uses the blue clean and clear liquid stuff a couple of times a week. He washes his face with Nivea for men sensitive face wash

I have recently bought him Neutrogena blackhead stuff which he's using very sparingly, on his nose, as I've heard it's pretty potent. Seems pretty good though

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Mon 13-Jun-16 08:59:33

A face wash containing salicylic acid and a thin layer of benzoyl peroxide cream (OTC) at night is most effective for mild acne.
Also avoid touching face as much as poss or picking at spots and a hair style off her face.

Diamogs Mon 13-Jun-16 09:01:27

YY to anything with salicylic acid - it is often recommended on S&B for spots.

TTwidow Mon 13-Jun-16 16:36:03

Thank you all. I will go shopping.

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LisaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 13-Jun-16 16:55:40

I have no first hand experience of spots as a teen but my sister did try everything on the market and nothing helped. However, she did notice that wherever her hair touched her face the spots were worse, so I agree with ILostItInTheEarlyNineties that keeping hair off the face is crucial. Good luck with this - I know how hard it must be for your DD from seeing my poor sister struggle with this.


minipie Mon 13-Jun-16 17:17:05

Most OTC stuff won't do much if it's real acne rather than just a few teenage spots. If it's real acne the best moderate option is benzoyl peroxide cream (Duac) - these days there's an improved version which also has adapalene in it (called Epiduo). Both need a prescription from GP.

If it gets really bad then ask for a referral to a dermatologist for Roaccutane.

And definitely NO touching or picking, it really does make it much worse. I find wearing concealer helps avoid touching as don't want to disturb the concealer. MAC Select Moisturecover is excellent (pricey though).

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Mon 13-Jun-16 17:45:27

It is possible to buy 5% benzoyl peroxide OTC in Boots. I bought Acnecide.

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