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Should My 10-Year-Old Be Using Acne Products?

By August 11, 2012

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I received an email last month from a mom who wanted to know if she could (and should?) start using acne products on her 10-year-old daughter who was starting to break out with slight acne.† My 10-year-old (pictured here) is starting to show some of these same slight breakouts, too. But I'm not breaking out the acne lines any time soon.

Even though kids age 10-11 seem to be growing up faster these days, their skin needs are not the same as their older teen friends and siblings.† In fact, using harsh acne lines on kids this age might lead to dry, red flaking skin.† If you have a tween and are wondering how to go about caring for their in-between skin, we recommend the following articles.

And while you're at it, check out About.com: Parenting Tweens for great info on raising your tweenage child.

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Comments

August 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm
(1) Roberta says:

I wonder if anybody tried AuraVie 3-IN-1 Skin Rejuvenation System.

While the description looks very good and the deal they offer is spectacular, i was alarmed by not seeing any bad reviews on the product.

Can you imagine 20,000 links on Google – all good!
I haven’t read all of them, but i did first few pages. Not a single at least neutral review.

On http://www.auravie.com this complex costs $220, but there is a deal of $90 for a complex with monthly subscription. It is heavy marketed now everywhere, but all links coming to http://www.myauravie.com

Try it now and use discount coupon code MONICA30 for a 30% discount on all product orders with no expiration!

August 17, 2012 at 2:31 am
(2) oblivion says:

We can not use the same acne cream for the boy whose age is 10 years.This cream would harsh the skin. Instead of trying out the cream we can use some home remedies or other natural remedies.I have read a blog there they have mentioned a complete regime to take care of skin and get rid of acne naturally.I hope it will help you.
http://www.healthbasin.com/why-i-recommend-acne-no-more/

August 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(3) Jessica says:

Iíve been using an Acne Clarifying Treatment from Apothederm http://apothederm.com/shop-products/brightening-acne/acne-clarifying-treatment/ and it is good for everyday acne. Maybe not for a 10-year-old but a good product for anyone with some everyday acne issues.

September 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
(4) Mike Taylor says:

Has anybody tried removing dairy from their diet as a treatment?

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