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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