Is your pre-teen transitioning from elementary to middle school? If you haven't had the talk about the "birds and the bees", they will soon be learning about puberty. Since those raging hormones can do a little dance party on the face, you can help your child quickly get a handle on this by discussing these simple techniques:
1. Wash your face. Kids should wash their face daily to avoid clogged pores which cause blackheads. Start off with an over-the-counter facial bar or mild liquid cleanser like Cetaphil, which can be found in the drugstore. If they are already seeing blackheads forming on the nose area, they will need a cleansing scrub with exfoliating beads. The beads help to sweep away pore clogging debris.
2. Don't pick pimples. If your child develops acne, it is imperative that they do not pick at their face. Squeezing pimples can leave permanent scarring and also puts more bacteria into the skin by way of fingertips. Schedule an appointment for a teen facial or talk with your Dermatologist for recommendations on how to treat acne. Benzyl Peroxide is the only ingredient that kills bacteria below the surface. However, it should be used sparingly to avoid excessive dryness and irritation.
3. Be clean. It sounds too easy, but a lot can be accomplished just by being sanitary. Avoid touching the face (unless cleansing). Wash pillow cases frequently. No sharing makeup or lip glosses. Wash makeup brushes and sponges. Disinfect cell phones. Wear hair away from the face- no bangs. Was this article helpful? Follow @savvyspagirl on twitter or click "subscribe" to receive email alerts on related beauty topics.