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Face Wash for Boys

Does anyone know of a good face wash for young male teens? My sons has very little acne and every time I buy them something to regularly wash thier face with they say its for girls or the bottle is girly. Is the face products the same for boys and girls. Any good suggestions for blackheads on the nose of just daliy mild face cleaner?

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I got LOTS of ideas. Thanks everyone for the responses. I did buy one of the OTC items and so far no bad feed back from my boys. Thanks agian!

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Hi M.,
Mary Kay has a line called Velocity for young teens. Let me know ifyou need help finding some. My friend does 50% off all the time.
Maggs

My nefews are at that age and I asked them what they use and they told me they like the AXE Snake Peal. It will clean the skin and get deep enough to clean the pores. it is a cool color too. I think they will like it.
I hope this helps.

Cetaphil face wash is widely recommended as a gentle cleanser and not girly looking in my opinion :) i have used Noxema cleansing pads in the past and thought they did a great job of clearing up my nose blackheads.
I've been seeing a dermatologist in St. Louis and the product has cleared up my acne/blackheads very well. the packaging is not girly at all, tho more expensive but it lasts a lot longer than OTC products.

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Try Clean and Clear. I works and it's inexpensive. My brother and I have been using it for years. My bro is 26 now and has been using it since he was a teenager.

try looking at sauve my husband gets a sauve that is just for men

I have 2 teenage boys who refuse to use the face washes that I have bought. However, I have pointed out to them that the stuff stays in our bathroom and no one will ever know what they are using.

I would suggest Avon's Clearskin products. They have one specifically for blackheads. You can go to www.youravon.com to locate an Avon Rep. near you, I sell Avon and could help you or you can order directly from the site.

Good Luck

We have a 12 year old son who had problems too. We found that if he uses Sea Breeze (blue liquid) regularly (morning & night) it helps a lot. Key is he needs to use it at least once a day. . . like after a shower. He does not seem to have any bad reactions to it and does not dry his skin.

Probably Neutrogena. The bottle is very gender friendly, and I think it doesn't have hidden products that irritate people with normal skin types.

If you are looking for a very mild facial wash, Cetaphil and CeraVe are for people with very sensitive skin. I use CeraVe because I have Rosacea and Dermatitis. I must use something for extremely sensitive skin.

I hope this helps!

I know you've gotten a lot already, but Avon has a men's line as well, that is incredibly affordable (compared to some of the others I saw on here)!

Neutogena products come in blue and white packaging. None of them have any "girly" scents to them. I would try those first or go to the men's department and look for aftershave skin care products. My husband realy likes Safari by Ralf Lauren. I got him hooked when we started dating.

Maybe if your young men associate the skin care products with the manly art of shaving they will be more inclined to try them. My younger brother developed an interest in skin care and aftershave stuff once he realized that girls paid attention to that kind of thing. One particularly clever young sales girl even got my super macho brother to buy a pink button down shirt. Believe me wild mustangs could not have gotten him to wear anything like that until he started dating.

My nefews are at that age and I asked them what they use and they told me they like the AXE Snake Peal. It will clean the skin and get deep enough to clean the pores. it is a cool color too. I think they will like it.
I hope this helps.

I also have a teenage boy (14). I just recently purchased a mild face wash for him and it is working great. The product is called "Seaweed Skincare". You can purchase it at a store called The Body Shop. You can also shop online. They have a "starter kit" which is very inexpensive and it has all they would need. Give it a try and I hope he likes it. I also hope it works.

Avon caries a great men's line for Acne. I can get you some information on it if you like.

Hello, my name is P. and we live in Edmond, Ok. We have four teenagers ages 14,16,18 and 19 years old. We have been using Proactiv. It's been working great!Look them up at proactivsolution.com or call them at 1-800-333-0153.

I'm sure someone has already mentioned it by now but Nivea has a men's skin care line and it smells (and looks) nice and "manly". I believe Neutrogena also has a men's skin care line. Hope that helps! :)

I am 40 years old and have struggled with acne since the 10th grade. I went to dermatologist's and they give you the medications but back then I couldn't really afford to have the prescriptions filled. About 6 years ago I started using Neutrogena's Face Soap (it's a bar). It's for acne and they have different one's (Regular, Sensitive and Oily Skin). I use the oily skin one in the morning and at night and my skin is very clear now. Neutrogena also has a Men's line that also has a face cleanser. You have access to the internet, go to Google.com and type in Neutrogena. The first one should be their website, enter there and on the top left hand side select MEN. It will pull up the products for men. I'V. had really good luck with Neutrogena without paying for a prescription.

I highly recommend Cetaphil bar soap (make sure you get the kind in the blue and white box and NOT the anti-bacterial) and the Cetaphil sunscreen moisturizer. I have used the bar soap for about 15 years upon the recommendation of my dermatologist and have perfect skin. I started using the sunscreen moisturizer since this spring and prefer it to the Clinique moisturizer I had been using for years. Neither product item looks girly and the bar soap is good for all over. It helps prevent breakouts on the back that teens tend to get too. You can buy both items at Wal-Mart in the area where facial moisturizers and soaps are (in the make-up aisle). It's less expensive there than at Target or drugstores. I've never seen it carried at a grocery store.

We use Purpose soap. My dermatologist recommended it 10 years ago and have been using it ever since.

Hi M.~ Have you tryed Arbonne? They have a mens line and teen boys can use it as well. IF you buy it the boys don't like it you can get your money back if it's within 45 days. But I know that you and the boys will like the product. WE also have a acne line that might help more with the blckheads. It is in a silver bottles nothing girly about it!It is called clear advantage. Let me know if you would like some more information! S.

I have 2 cousins, and one had an acne problem, and he used Clearasil. But I would suggest that you take the boys to the store and let them pick the bottle from 2 or 3 choices - then they can't say you picked a 'girly' one. :)

My 18 year old brother uses Nivea for Men and really likes it. Also, one of my friends with a slight acne problem uses Noxema.

Hi M.,
Mary Kay has a line called Velocity for young teens. Let me know ifyou need help finding some. My friend does 50% off all the time.
Maggs

M.,

Mary Kay has a men's line that is pretty good. My step mom is a director in Omaha, and my dad uses their products and likes them. They are in a blue and clearish bottle - so they don't look girly and they smell very good! (manly...)

Good luck!

J.

My 36 year old husband sounds exactly like you teen! You may want to try some of the Burt's Bees products.They're pretty cheap, pretty unisex, and just about everywhere. We both use the orange facial cleanser, and it has really helped us. I've seen the line at Walgreens, Borders, and a million different websites. www.burtsbees.com

Arbonne has botanically based skin care systems. They are all natural, no mineral oils or animal by products. There is an acne kit that works phenomenally for teens!! email me if you want some information on it. ____@____.com
K.

Hello M.,

My son who is 26 suggest trying Clearasil...
He said he has not used it since he was 15...therefore is unsure who makes or manufactures the product.

Take care, and good luck!

Hi M., I think there is a product called Clean & Clear, its a astringent, which will help with the blackheads. Also, young teens need to watch their fat intake as well. Anything greasy will contribute to oily skin.

Arbonne has a great version of Proactive! Works great and wonderful for the skin.

Cetaphil face wash is widely recommended as a gentle cleanser and not girly looking in my opinion :) i have used Noxema cleansing pads in the past and thought they did a great job of clearing up my nose blackheads.
I've been seeing a dermatologist in St. Louis and the product has cleared up my acne/blackheads very well. the packaging is not girly at all, tho more expensive but it lasts a lot longer than OTC products.

My husband has minor acne as well and I heard the same thing. He didn't want to use any girlie stuff so he uses Clinique Men's Facial Soap. It dosen't come in a "girlie" packaging but rather a black soap dish that you can leave on the counter. The bar of soap is yellow/dark tan and works great. Make sure to ask for the MENS soap otherwise they will try to sell you the light green bar for women.

Have you tried Clearasil? It's not girly and works well. I used to use it w/ success, and my husband also uses it. You can also try the generic version, it seems to work as well. Also, there are the clearasil and oxy wipes--quicker and easier, but more expensive. You could also try a scrub for the blackheads (I use one regularly and don't have a problem w/ this). I haven't ever looked for a non-girly kind, but you could probably find something. Good luck!

Purpose is awesome and isn't real expensive. It was recommended by our dermatologist.

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