N.K. asks from Elyria, OH on October 16, 2006
E.V. answers from Canton on October 17, 2006
D.S. answers from Washington DC on October 19, 2006
8 years old is definitly not to young to start a routine of taking care of her skin. I am 30 something (he,he) and only just started a few months ago, when I started selling Sensaria. I always just washed with water, I felt I had good skin and I didn't need to worry. The fact is, times are changing, and i am learning so many things. It is the fact that she is at that age where hormones will start to factor that creating a routine now, can only help not harm. Our products are all natural, no alcohol- so they would work on her. I would be happy to get you some to try. If you like it great, if not no biggie. Nothing gained, nothing lost. Whatever you decide, i say starting the good habit now will only ensure the beautiful skin later!! Good Luck!!
K.N. answers from Columbus on October 17, 2006
A real nonbarasive skin care products are from Clear Skin. They work really well and are gentle on the skin. Out of any of the products out there I would try those. Good luck.
K.P. answers from Columbus on October 17, 2006
N., please go to http://www.lhn-inc.com/2253685 and look at the soft rose cleanser and toner. Both those items are completely safe for an 8 year old and the ingredient list is available online for both so that you can see for yourself. I noticed that a few people thought she was too young for hormones to be kicking in, but studies have shown that our daughters are experiencing hormone changes at a much earlier age than generations past. In fact, in one third world country, two and three year old girls are developing. If you'd like to know more about the studies, just send me an email. I'll gladly share with you what I've learned. Infinite Blessings!
H.M. answers from Cincinnati on October 17, 2006
I agree with most of the advice here, except the ProActive products. I don't think those are intended for 8 year olds, but I could be wrong - I would definitely recommend asking your pediatrician first. A few things to keep in mind - washing your face is as important as bathing regularly and teeth brushing. It's definitely a good idea to start a basic routine, Johnson & Johnson has the buddy's line and one of the products is a hand and face wash. I would ask your pediatrician if there is a safe soap and moisturizer she could use. Also, kids are starting puberty earlier and earlier these days so ask your ped about that as well. I would also recommend not making a big deal about a blemish or two, you don't want her to become overly self conscious about it. Good luck!
C.T. answers from Youngstown on October 17, 2006
I don't thing starting with a mild product maybe even recommended by your doctor would be harmful. Getting her started now into the habit of taking good care of her skin will help her later in her teens when she has the blemishes that come at that stage of life.
R. answers from Cleveland on October 17, 2006
I'm no dermatologist but I think with a child this young who hasn't gone through puberty yet, hormones are not a factor. Also children do not have active oil glands. So I'm thinking maybe it comes from her diet? Try cutting fatty and fried foods, processed starches, sugars, spicy foods, acidy foods... see what works. Also make sure she keeps her skin clean to eliminate bacteria. Burt's Bees products are very mild and natural. They have a blemish stick you might want to try.
P.B. answers from Dayton on October 17, 2006
I would say that she is too young to worry about getting acne products. Teaching her now to have a good skin care regime is awesome. She should learn to just wash her face every morning and every evening. At this point, you can probably just have her use a gentle cleansing bar like Dove.