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My son will be 13 this Saturday which is besides the point i'm just bragging. Anyway... He is breaking out like crazy but it's just around his hair line. We have tried over the counter stuff. I even bought pro active and seeing that he's twelve I can't force him to keep up with it. Do you ladies have any ideas on how to help him get rid of this condition.


Asked by zadesmom1998 at 9:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • switch soaps and shampoos if hes still breaking out seek a dermatolgist

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 10:07 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • My kids had acne too but they stopped all soft drinks,candy and chocolate and it all went away.Soft drinks have a bad effect on this problem,if they have to drink a coke,make it a sprite,clear.This works.

    Answer by grismelda at 1:27 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Here is how my teen handles her acne: wash your face twice a day with a very mild soap (like unscented baby soap) and a soft wash cloth; follow with a light, oil free moisturizer (like Just Tomatoes or Lush). Once a day, before you wash your face, put on a honey mask (just honey, a great anti-bacterial). Every three days add a pinch of baking soda to the honey to exfoliate. Check back with me in two weeks and tell me how this worked.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:12 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • It could be his shampoo. Get a sensitive skin formula shampoo and see if that helps.

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:06 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • take him to the doc

    Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 10:58 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Acne could be HORMONAL which means seeing a dermatologist.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:39 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • with proactive not being inexpensive....i had my boys swipe the hairline with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alchol. My boys played football so always had it where the helmet was. My now 14 yr old had it awful on chest and back - a trip at the ocean last summer had him so clear skinned....i bought epsom salt at home and he "relaxes" once a week in a salt bath and it keeps it down.

    Answer by brypmom at 10:40 PM on Apr. 27, 2011