L.V. asks from Riverside, CA on October 05, 2008
My daughter is only turning 12 this month and she has had acne since she was 9. This year it just seems to be getting worse. We have tried so many different products. Shes done, Retin A, Duac, Evoclin, Proactive, Mary Kay cleansers, just to name a few. It's just so hard for her and I just want to make it all go away for her. Please send me some suggestions!!!
K.H. answers from San Diego on October 07, 2008
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L.F. answers from Los Angeles on October 07, 2008
hi L.- i had suffered from acne as a teenager and tried everything. the only thing that helped when i was a teenager was accutane - ugh!! but lucky me...i also got it as an adult..i am 36. i was on medication and used proactive 2 times a day and still had daily breakouts. when i got pregnant it went away and my skin was perfect. i thought it was because of all the hormones. well, about 7 months ago i decided to give up artificial sweeteners and i have not had a pimple since. i thought it was the hormones when i got pregnant that helped with acne but it was actually giving up artificial sweeteners that worked. i just didn't connect the dots until this last time i gave them up. i no longer am on medication and don't have to use proactive anymore either. i have done research and a lot of people say that artificial sweeteners can cause acne. i don't know if this will work for you guys but i thought i would let you know my experience.
S.C. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
Well, have you been to a dermatologist yet? Get her to a board certified dermatologist asap!! Sometimes the topical stuff they give you works, but sometimes they need a mild antibiotic (not Accutain or any of those strong meds for cystic acne) to clear it up. Worked like a charm for my son!!
J.M. answers from Los Angeles on October 05, 2008
My son had acne as a young teen,and we tried everything!! He was a very handsome,popular boy at school,and his problem, was not merely causing him feelings of insecurity and embarassment, but he was beginning to scar. I decided, not to mess around any more, with all those over the counter cures, and get him some professional help. I made an appointment with a dermatologist,and he prescribed something for his face, as well as something to take orally.I can't remember,why the Dr. said he needed the oral as well, but I have to assume it was because he had excessive oiley skin. My son and I were elated, when his face began to clear up almost imediately. By months end, his face had cleared up, and he looked, and felt wonderful. My advice, would be to take her to someone, that knows what they're doing, before her lovely face becomes scared. I wish you and your darlin daughter the best.
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J.W. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
Obagi has FANTASTIC skin care lines. I bought the one for acne, called Clenziderm, for best friend's son and it cleared his face right up. He loves it and won't use anything else. It's a 3 step process, but IT WORKS!! Don't mix other stuff in with it... just use that. It comes in a kit and you can get it from the dermatologist's office. If you need a name and number of an office that carries it, message me and I will give you mine. I wholeheartedly encourage you to buy that for your daughter. It's worth every cent!!
That treats the outside symptoms... don't also forget what's going in her body. Perhaps she's allergic to something and doesn't know it. Watch the yeast and refined sugars with her, too.
Let me know how things go for her if you try this! I know it will work! :)
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K.B. answers from San Diego on October 06, 2008
HI!! Please take her to a dermotologist.Do not try over the counter products any longer. She will have scars if she isn't treated correctly. I had acne as a girl and went to a dermo. I was put on erithromycin face cleanser and Tetracycline pills. IT worked like a charm. I have NO scars and at 45 a beautiful complexion !
ALL THE BEST
A.D. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
I kept having these recurring acne around mouth/chin some years ago and finally found an economic solution that actually worked (tried lots of stuff prior). I went to a Chinese herbal store that sold pills containing milk thistle and vit B complex. Took one/day for 30 days- worked wonders. Some came back but I couldn't drive far to get that particular product so what did was that I bought milk thistle from Trader Joe's for $8/bottle on top of the vit B complex. Worked great for my particular case. I realized you don't have to spend big bucks on fancy products that don't always work. Well, it's worth a try. I'm with the ladies who mention diet being a big factor -skip the sodas and drink only water. Good luck.
K.R. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
Murad Acne Care works very well. The best, I love it.
Also no child needs to go through the humilation of having acne as kids are so mean, take her to a dermatologist or a skin care expert. There are so many treatments for acne and so many procedures that can help, but definitly do all you can becasue this can ruin her self esteem so much, especially at her age. Good Luck.
M.Z. answers from Reno on October 06, 2008
Bath and Body Works has a dermatologist created skin care line. It called Wexler. The products are a bit pricey (for me at least) but they work like the prescription stuff. You can read reviews on them online first to see if you think they will work out for your daughter. Just go to bathandbodyworks.com and look up the Wexler products.
T.N. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
I had acne from 14 till I was 25 and tried medication, cleansers and diet (cutting out fat and chocolate) What I finally figured out thru trial and error is that it was due to hormones. When I went on the pill it helped a little (your daughter I am sure is too young for this! Just telling you what helped me) and then I took Estrovin and what a difference the Estrovin seemed to make (you can find it at most drug or health food stores) I also tried Costcos version of it and that worked too. Have her wash her face only once a day as overwashing seems to make it worse as well and MOISTURIZING is very important. Good Luck
J.D. answers from Los Angeles on October 06, 2008
From the list of things you've tried I assume you're seeing a dermatologist. If not, run, don't walk to one. There are several medications that might help, the strongest being accutane. Get your daughter some help before she get's older. It really impact's their self esteem. Good luck.