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how can i convince my daughter acne is normal?

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Asked by katnjaquesmom at 12:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • ache isn't really "normal" it's a skin disorder. Products applied to the skin mostly just cover the issue, not heal it, since acne is typically caused by other health issues in your body. Your best bet is to educate your daughter on what acne is, and try and work with her on ways to get through this. (changing diet can help, stress reducing exercises, etc).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:54 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Actually, it isn't normal. It's indicative of underlying issues that are manifesting themselves in a skin disorder. Most products, even those meant to treat acne, are full of ingredients known to cause or exacerbate the condition. My son suffered with terrible acne for years, even while under the care of a dermatologist. Nothing worked until we changed his diet and got his zinc levels where they needed to be. Dairy is a big offender; avoiding it can often help.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 6:57 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Acne is normal. Yes it's a skin condition, but it's one that is affected by changes in hormone levels as well as changing skin types, so through the teen years and even in to the 20's it is perfectly normal... Why would you want her to feel like she isn't normal, when she is?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:56 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • papules and pustules and comedomes are normal skin conditions..
    acne is a deeper medical condition that needs to be treated from the inside.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:25 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

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