hi to all momies out there,i have abig problem of my daughter shes 14 old and she has so many pimples pls give and advice what to do?

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First of all, make sure she is drinking LOTS of water everyday! Proactiv works for a lot of people, if you can afford that. But it is too strong for some people and can seriously irritate sensitive skin. Also, expensive. There are some natural things you can try. For one, make sure she washes morning and night with a GENTLE soap, preferably something all or mostly natural. I always had acne as a teenager, not big conspicuous splotches thankfully, but just very consistent minor break-outs. So annoying, and embarrassing! My doctor at the time told me to just use the scent-free dial. Didn't work for me. Since then I have found that Burt's Bees works great for me. The pomegranate bar...the other ones have too many moisturizing ingredients for my skin. But the real trick is finding what works for your daughter, so try a few different kinds but whatever you try, have her use it for a couple weeks before dismissing it. It'll take a little bit to see results even when you find something that works. Natural soap is more expensive, obviously, but I use that ONLY for my face to make the bar last longer. Make sure she is washing her face before bed, especially if she wears make-up. A few times a week have her wash her face with baking soda. Very cheap and great for the skin. Another great thing for acne is apple cider vinegar. 1-2 tablespoons a day in a glass of apple or grape juice is GREAT for the skin. She can also apply it directly to her skin as a toner after washing, either with a cotton ball or using a spray bottle then dabbing it around with cotton, then rinse off after 5 or 10 minutes. Apple cider vinegar is a highly recommended home remedy for acne, but again everyone is different. I've read rave reviews about it, but it didn't do me any good as a topical solution. It does help me to drink a little daily. But it HAS to be pure, unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV, the cloudy stuff! :) If the ACV doesn't work for her, as it didn't work for me, I found that basil was another great remedy. Using a tea infuser, I steep a couple tablespoons of dried basil in about 1.5-2 cups of boiling water. I let it steep until it cools enough to pour into a spray bottle. That's is, just the basil water, and I now use that as a toner. I learned that from watching The Doctors. :) Although they said to rinse it off after 5 minutes, I never rinse it off, I just let it dry. I used to use Proactiv and I don't anymore because the pure basil toner, along with drinking plenty of water and a couple tablespoons a day of ACV has made the Proactiv unnecessary. You can also make a spot treatment by taking an aspirin tablet, crushing it up and adding a few drops of water to make a paste to apply directly to the blemish. Aspirin has salicylic acid. Most acne products are made with either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. So that's a super cheap way to make a Proactiv-like treatment, since a bottle of generic aspirin is only a few bucks. Also, if she wears foundation, some make-up companies carry a "clear skin" line that contains salicylic acid. I use Neutragena's. If she uses a bronzer, make it yourself using a mixture of cornstarch and cinnamon. You can also make homemade masks for her to use a couple times a week before bed. I also do this, and it's super easy because the measurements are so unimportant! Some things you can use that are very good for healthy skin: plain yogurt, bananas, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Cinnamon can be hard on sensitive skin, so test that out with caution. But it's great for acne!! Even if she doesn't have a real adverse reaction to it, it WILL burn for the first few minutes. The first time I used it I thought my skin was seriously going to melt off! Haha. But after a couple minutes the burning stopped, I left the mask on for about an hour, washed it off, and my skin looked so pure and glowing. Again, different things work for different people. These are just some ideas to try that seems to work for a lot of people. Some of it is going to be hormonal, so if none of this helps I'd talk to her doctor. Good luck!

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User - posted on 02/17/2014

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We'll I had the same problem!! First every day my daughter washed her face! Then applied sea breeze! Every night if she put makeup on we'd wash it off and also apply sea breeze again! Then before bed we put on vapro rub and toothpaste! It worked like a champ!! 👌👌 if this doesn't help then I would recommend going to a dermotologist!!

Jp - posted on 11/22/2012

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I have a question about how my 16 years old wears too much make up to cover her pimples. She has been struggling with acne since she was 13 years old so I can relate. You will get lots of advice but what I am learning is that everyone needs a individual and specialized routine. I made the mistake of thinking my daughter had oily skin. It was more sensitive and combo skin and some parts of her face are super dry. So products like proactiv were to harsh for her skin. First of all have her wash her face with a gentle cleanser , one without sodium sulfate. Also, it should be ph balanced. You know it does have lots to do with hormones ...but it does help when my daughter it's right. When she drinks 6-8 glasses of water. Stays away from sugar and fried foods.

Oh it also makes a difference when she takes supplements like Omega 3...makes her skin more hydrated. Spirulina and Vitamin B, C and D. Don't make her over dry her skin, thats the first mistake most teens make when they get pimples...they use drying chemicals and cleansers. She should always try to balance her skin.

Kim - posted on 11/15/2012

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Mary Kay has a new line that is all natural and targeted towards teens. My 15 yo cousin used to have really bad acne and I used him for before and after pictures and his face has cleared up so quick.

Nicola - posted on 11/11/2012

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Please be careful with any peroxide or acid based products on young teens as although it exfoliates the dead skin cells leaving pores open it also leaves your skin prone to harmful uv rays causing pigmentation and skin cancers unless they are vidulant with the sunscreen (30+)

The blue light treatment is good as it kills bacteria causing acne and a light moisturiser will protect the skins surface from pollutents during the day. If she does have a pimple a tea tree pimple stick from the body shop works well to dry it out and it is also antibacterial . I hope this helps

Morena - posted on 10/17/2012

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salamat sa mga payo.pero ko din po sana if ok ba na gumamit ang 14 yrs old ng faciaaaaaal cleanser like ponds because my daughter used it for tree days already.di ba ito nakakasira?

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I actually don't suggest proactiv... it has bleach in it, or it at least used to. It really drys your skin out and depending on what type of acne she has it could only make it worse.



Honestly the best thing is to drink water, not touch the face, and find a face wash that works for your skin. I found neutrogena to be the best brand for face washes. They don't irritate the skin like so many others, Aveeno is another good brand.



Oatmeal masks and baking soda scrubs are a good natural way to control acne. You can break Vitamin D tablets and have her put them on the scars to reduce their appearance.



The number one thing she shouldn't do is get acutane. It is concentrated vitamin A... it destroys your liver and can cause horrible issues.



In the end, it is cause by hormones, so for it to truly clear up she'll have to wait until puberty to finish, for some that is 18 for others it can be as late as 24.

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I actually just wrote a reply to someone else raving about Proactiv. My daughter and I both use it, it's awesome.

Thankbell - posted on 10/10/2012

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Hi Morena, It has almost nothing to do with foods being eaten or the amount of soap being used. Its mainly to do with the amount of oil being produced and how the body shed skin cells (e.g. not shedding them well means the pores get blocked up and pimples form). A benzoyl peroxide wash will help kill the bacteria. But in stubborn or severe acne cases - a trip to the dermatologist is whats needed.

Morena - posted on 10/09/2012

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ok tnx a lot to everyone.but as this moment i let her used lactacyd blue just for her face but the problems is her face looks so shine and i also gave hert squalene capsules once a day .ki know my child bother this so much,,but anyway i will try those things i"ve read .tnx

Jeanie - posted on 10/07/2012

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For my brother washing his face more and less fast food helped, but for me it made it worse! So many people told me I had acne because I didn't wash enough and I just wanted to cry. I washed my face every hour at one point. I gave up chocolate, anything greasy, sodas everything anyone said was the problem. You will have a good idea if she needs to change her habits, if you have to suggest washing her face more try taking her to get different cleanser so it might not sound like she is doing something wrong.

Sophia - posted on 10/06/2012

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mom tell her to change how she eat. and wash her face more. also change the things she now use on her face. and if she has long hair .. she may have to change the things she put in her hair.. if her hair gets in her face.

Michelle - posted on 10/06/2012

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talk to a doctor and see what the issue is and why she has acne sometimes it can be something that can be helped by an over the counter remedy but sometimes it stems from something else like a hormone imbalance so get her checked out. My niece had the hormone issues and was put on a form of birth control that is used for acne and now her skin is completely clear, and just to alleviate fears this in no way gave my niece the false notion that it was ok for her to have sex.

Tonya - posted on 10/06/2012

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I agree with Jeanie try proactive and it does work bc my little sister used it and her face is clear.

Jeanie - posted on 10/06/2012

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I tried proactive mask that was the only part of the system that worked for me. Also try toothpaste, paste not gel. I have no clue why but the gel did nothing and the paste seemed to calm the redness and shrink some of the pimples.

Good luck!!!

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