Back to school time is here yet again. Back to school means buying notebooks, rulers, paper and pencils. It also means joy for some teens and stress for others. What a lot of teens do not realize is that it is also a stressful time for their parents. Parents have to not only come up with the money for all the paper supplies, they have school year paperwork to fill out, clothes to buy, baseball and soccer practices to fit into their schedule and most importantly they worry about how their kids will fit into the new year.
High school is stressful for lots of kids. They have to worry about fitting in and getting a date to prom. Their bodies are changing and with that can come acne, deep voices and out of control hormones. We may not be able to do much about the deep voices and the hormones, but the acne should not be an issue. Proactiv can get rid of the acne and the added stress for both teens and parents.
Did you know?
•66% of moms would feel worse if their teen had acne for an entire semester than if their teen didn’t have a date to the prom
•66% of moms think they know more about how their teen feels about school than their looks
•65% of moms believe their teens know more about algebra than how to prevent or treat their acne
•52% of moms who have acne-prone teens feel sad or helpless (49%) when their teens breakout
•49% of moms believe they are better suited to help with their teen’s homework than assist them in dealing with their acne
•46% of moms who experienced acne as a teen feel worse about their teens inheriting appearance problems than health issues
•41% of moms would give up an hour of sleep every night for a year to ensure that their teen has eternally clear skin
Dr. Alyson Levine, a dermatologist from Chappaqua, NY, who specializes in treating teenage acne, believes that teens and their moms need some additional schooling when it comes to treating acne. Dr. Levine offers these acne tips for moms:
o Know what to look for- acne can begin simply as few blackheads or red bumps on the nose or forehead.
o Start treatment early- Don’t wait for your child’s acne to become severe before starting treatment. Beginning treatment while acne is still mild can result in better and faster control of the problem.
o Don’t minimize acne insecurities- Acne can be emotionally and psychologically devastating to a teen. Let them know you are there to help
o Treatment options- Early acne can be treated simply with over-the-counter medicated washes and topical products. Choose well tolerated products with benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, like Proactiv. And if your child’s acne is particularly stubborn or scarring, seek the help of a dermatologist who can aid you in creating an effective treatment regimen
Don 't forget to read my previous Proactiv review if you want to see my thoughts on Proactiv. To this date, it is still the best acne medication I have used!
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