Help my spotty dotty!
You know the only thing worse than adolescent acne? Teenagers with empty stomachs – eeek! But seriously, when teens and even tweens find themselves with painful pimples and red and blotchy spots, it’s the parents more then anyone who have to deal with the drama.
Bh member Rebeccalife told us about her friend’s 11-year-old daughter who suffers from acne across her jaw and chin. In an attempt to prevent bullying and a crashing of self-confidence, Rebeccalife is determined to find a solution that actually works!
We were touched when we read this plea, and thought we’d make it our beauty duty to do some research! Here are a few golden rules to keep in mind when dealing with young skin…
- Accept that some spots are just going to happen
When children hit their teenage years, hormones kick in and take over, leaving little hope for completely clear skin. The best thing you can do is educate your child on a proper skincare routine, including daily cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliation three times a week.
- Cover the evidence
In an effort to eliminate low self-esteem as a result of pesky pimples, arm your child with a lightweight concealing product that will work to simultaneously treat and disguise pimples, without clogging skin. We like Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer with SoftFlex, as it contains salicylic acid to both heal and conceal blemishes.
- Be cautious when you wash
Before you try any wash on young skin, you have to determine skin type and level of sensitivity. Rather than choosing the strongest acne-fighting product out there (which is likely to be too harsh for pimple-skin), opt for something that’s formulated for combination skin, but that’s also gentle enough to not cause irritation. We like: Clearasil Daily Clear Oil-Free Daily Gel Wash as can be used twice daily without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.
- Go organic
If you’re looking for a natural alternative to pimple treatments, opt for an organic product like KORA Organics Blemish Gel. A powerful blend of concentrated botanicals such as, noni extract, rosehip oil and vitamins A, C and E work to treat and heal imperfections.
How have you dealt with problem skin?