Teenage Skin

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JOALAN6758
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by JOALAN6758 on Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 am

Teenage Skin

Hi as a parent I would like to know
what is the best skincare products for my daughter she regularly has lots of spots
some acne some just general she is 15 and plays a lot of sports, we have tried most
things so help please.

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Dr Sharon Wong
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by Dr Sharon Wong on Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:47 pm

Re: Teenage Skin

Hello, thank you for your question.

As a 15 year old acne is common. In the milder cases, over the counter products that are designed for more oily acne-prone skin may be sufficient. These will typically include active anti-acne ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and lactic acid. In more persistent or severe cases, particularly if the acne is starting to affect your daughter's psychological well-being she should see her GP in the first instance for prescription medication such as antibiotic creams or tablets. Sometimes the contraceptive pill can be helpful in treating acne.

I hope this helps, best of luck.

Sharon
Dr Sharon Wong
Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson
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