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My 11 year old son had acne on his nose. What can I get for him that you know works?

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Asked by AmyLynn5398 at 9:34 AM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • noxzema is the best stuff imo

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • change diet, better food combining

    Answer by keyaziz at 9:48 AM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • diet doesn't affect acne.He's starting puberty early.Try a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil and a acne treatment with benzoyl peroxide

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 9:57 AM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Diet DOES affect acne. Talk with your doctor about what's right for him. I still suffer from acne. I've spent a lifetime with doctors and they have done a great job of helping me not to scar too badly. Some simple solutions are to wash with a clean soap like a neutrogena glycerine bar (the brown one) several times a day. I'd introduce him to clay masks to exfoliate. I wouldn't mess with more than that before having your doctor check his skin type.

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:15 AM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Diet DOES cause acne. I use Jordan Essentials Gentle Glycerin Face bar followed by Shea Body butter to moisturize. I never had acne until I hit 30. By the time I figured out gluten was causing it, the pimples were very deep. It did take a few months to fully draw them out, but it was the only thing that worked. There is no mineral oil or harsh chemicals (like benzoyl peroxide) that can actually make the acne worse.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:20 AM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Get him hemp oil caps, or another omega 3, 6, 9 supplement. Have him put honey on his acne daily (honey is anti bacterial); and wash twice a day with a mild soap, like unscented baby soap. He should put a light moisturizer on at least once a day.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Neutrogena foaming face wash or Cetaphil. Do NOT use regular soap on his face. Make sure he washes 2-3 times a day. He is going through puberty and will be breaking out a lot.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

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