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What skin products are recommended for a 14-year-old girl?

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Published At March 5, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My daughter is 14 years old. She has skin issues, and I am not sure about the products she needs to use for her face. She has oily and sensitive skin. Her skin is acne-prone with a lot of pimples. She is currently using a face wash that makes her skin dry after using the product. So, she uses the moisturizer SPF 15, which contains tea tree oil and salicylic acid twice a day. So I do not know if it is the right product to use. She is thinking of shaving her face. This complaint started when she was twelve and had so many pimples. She tried everything, including aloe vera, matte creams, day and night creams. Nothing worked except the OXY daily face wash and moisturizer SPF 15, which feels heavy and sometimes makes her sweat in humid weather. But the progress is slow. Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Based on your daughter's skin concerns and type, I would suggest a gentle, non-foaming cleanser to avoid further dryness. Look for a cleanser that is specifically formulated for oily and sensitive skin and contains ingredients like salicylic acid, tea tree oil, or benzoyl peroxide to help combat acne. Some suggestions include:

1. Cetaphil Pro Dermacontrol purifying foam wash: This cleanser is specifically designed for oily and acne-prone skin and contains salicylic acid to help unclog pores and reduce inflammation.

2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar purifying foaming gel cleanser: This cleanser is formulated with zinc pidolate, a patented ingredient that helps regulate sebum production and reduce acne. It also contains salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin and prevent breakouts.

3. Neutrogena oil-free acne wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub: This cleanser contains salicylic acid and pink grapefruit extract to help fight acne and soothe the skin. It also has a gentle foaming action that helps remove impurities without over-drying the skin.

As for shaving the face, this is not typically recommended for women as it can cause irritation, ingrown hairs, and other skin issues. Instead, consider using a facial razor or an epilator to gently remove hair from the face, or opt for waxing or laser hair removal as more permanent solutions. If she decides to shave, be sure to use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid irritation.

Hope this helps.

Regards.

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Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

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