WTMCassandra Posted September 6, 2012 Share Posted September 6, 2012 Hi, ladies, I have silently followed some discussions on the board about this issue. Currently, my almost 16yo is concerned about her acne and wants to deal with it. Unfortunately, the things we have tried have either been ineffective or have caused an allergic reaction (significant redness and puffiness lasting more than 24 hrs). Here is what we have tried: 1. Neutrogena Foam--ineffective 2. Clean and Clear Advantage Mark Treatment--ineffective 3. Clean and Clear 4-hr vanishing cream--somewhat effective but not enough 4. DDF Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5%--allergic reaction Recently, she heard a pitch from a former Mary Kay salesman for the Mary Kay line of skin care regimen materials. Currently, I think my daughter sees this as The. Solution. I'm not so sure. And it would be an expensive experiment. I'm not sure that her acne is bad enough to warrant a trip to the dermatologist, but I'm wondering if her tendency to be sensitive to products puts us over the edge. I do have a couple of photos I'm willing to share via PM/email if someone thinks that would help. How does one determine if one's skin is "bad enough" to warrant a dermatologist? Also, in addition to Mary Kay, I know there are other skin care regimens out there. I would like to keep it to something doable and not too complex, or I'm concerned that she might have trouble following through. (I don't blame her--I don't really have a skin care regimen either.) What is out there, and what is good? This is really bothering her and she wants to take action. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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