Fun Zit Fact: By the time moms have (finally) learned how to deal with their skin breakouts, it will be time to learn how to deal with their child’s breakouts.
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I have a tween-age son who just started playing football – complete with pads and helmets. A couple days ago, he comes up to me and says, “Mom, what’s wrong with my chin? There are some weird bumps on it.” Sure enough, I looked and saw 3 or 4 pimples popping up where his football helmet’s chin strap sits and rubs dirt and oil into his skin.
I am so not ready to deal with teen problems like acne. I just barely got my own skin under control!
Luckily, the Neutrogena Dream Team created a Mom’s Guide To Helping Teens Fight Acne. I read the guide and want to share 5 dermatologist tips to help your teen fight acne.
*It’s important to remember that fighting acne takes time. Pimples forming under the skin can remain unseen for up to eight weeks. A daily acne-fighting routine can help your teen break the unseen acne cycle.
- Get into an acne-fighting routine with your teen. The positive changes he or she will see in skin’s appearance are the best incentive to stick with the program.
- Start with a basic acne wash with Microclear morning and night. This fights blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, as well as acne forming under the skin that won’t be visible for weeks.
- It is important for girls to remove makeup before cleansing, because makeup can plug pores (causing blackheads). Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes get the job done in one easy sweep.
- Once face wash has become a twice-daily habit, add a sunscreen like Neutrogena Clear Face. This protects skin against cancer and sun damage, and minimize the brown spots left behind when pimples clear up.
- Finally, introduce a spot treatment to zap visible acne.
If your teen experiences scars or textural changes, take them to a dermatologist. A derm can add personalized treatments to your at-home routine.
What We’re Doing at Our House:
I talked to my son about the importance of face wash morning and night – especially after he wears that dirty helmet. He is on board with the plan. I gave him a bottle of Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash (Pink Grapefruit) to use. We both love the citrus scent.
Do you have a teen? How do you deal with teen acne? What are your favorite Neutrogena products?