Acne isn't something your teen has to live with.
A lot of parents assume that breakouts are just an inevitable fact of life—something all teenagers and even pre-teens go through sooner or later. While it's true that millions of people, even as young as 9 years old, suffer from acne, it doesn't make it any easier on them, or you.
Breakouts can be tough on your child's self-esteem, and they can put a major strain on your relationship. Of course you want to help, but you also want to respect their privacy and right to make their own decisions.
You can make a significant difference in your teen's life simply by offering a little advice and support. Relationship dramas and dirty gym clothes aren't actually the cause of breakouts. And scrubbing can make matters worse. Acne is the result of hormonal changes going on in a teen's body. Something you probably know a lot about by now.
The good news is that acne can be treated effectively by a healthcare professional. So helping your teen may be as simple as visiting your family doctor, pediatrician or dermatologist and finding out if a treatment like Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% is right for them.
Just start with an open, honest conversation with your teen about breakouts. We can help with that part.
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