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#1 chiars

Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

What age did you introduce a skin care 'regime' to your child? My DD aged 10 still has perfect skin, although I have noticed maybe two or three small pimples just this year.

At present she just uses body wash on her face when she has a shower. Should I move her onto something else that is better for young skin, but isn't too harsh?

Is it a good idea to introduce it now so it becomes a regular habit?


#2 Crazy4

Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:39 PM

I had perfect skin till about 12/13 and then had one or two pimples and mum freaked out and got me a whole starter pack from nutrimetics and it completely overloaded and destroyed my skin. Why do anything different if her skin is perfect with the odd blemish? I'd probably get her a blemish stick for the individual spots and make sure she is washing her face with water.

Obviously if she does start to break out more than the odd one or two, you may need to gradually add products but don't go all overboard.

#3 Cimbom

Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

I have never used a 'regime' of any kind except moisturiser -mainly because it has sunscreen in it and that's just one from the supermarket.

She has the rest of her life to start wasting money on products with dubious benefits. I wouldn't be keen to give her a head start

Edited by Cimbom, 07 March 2017 - 02:03 PM.

#4 ceeshell

Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:08 PM

My  mum gave me sorbolene to wash my face with and told me to use the face washer (to gently exfoliate, basically). I'll do something similar for my girls when they are the right age.

Moo goo has some great, gentle products, too.

#5 seayork2002

Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

View PostCimbom, on 07 March 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

I have never used a 'regime' of any kind except moisturiser -mainly because it has sunscreen in it and that's just one from the supermarket.

She has the rest of her life to start wasting money on products with dubious benefits. I wouldn't be keen to give her a head start

This - I don't use one now and I am over 40 not does my husband - we have a son but if I had a daughter I would be exactly the same

#6 BeAwesome

Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

My DD has started using the hair care products by Girl Lane, they have a basic, age appropriate skin care range:


#7 Starletta

Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

She shouldn't be using body wash on her skin at all. That would be incredibly stripping, could cause the skin to overcompensate and produce more oil resulting in pimples.

At 10, a splash of water to wash and sunscreen is all that is necessary.

#8 waawa17

Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

The best thing anyone can do to care for their skin is put a good sunscreen on every morning.

#9 .Jerry.

Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

I agree with others that I wouldn't push a skin care regime on her.
I don't have a regime now and I regret all the years I spent money on fairly useless products.

I would just get a mild face wash if she needs it, so she doesnt use soap or body wash on her lovely facial skin.

DD (age 10 at  the time) saw a Dermatologist for an issue on her foot and he commented on the pimples she had on her face (she is an early developer).  He advised us just to wash with water and to use Epiduo in very small amounts on her pimples.  I asked about moisturiser, but he said no.  Did emphasise sunscreen though.

#10 BornToLove

Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

I would introduce the basics: moisturiser with sun screen and a gentle face wash.

Depending on her skin she might have to try a few moisturisers to find one that works for her. I'd start with a product for sensitive skin with the highest spf you can get in your price range.

For face wash, I find cetaphil is super gentle yet cleansing. DD uses it to wash her face (she breaks out from sunscreen so uses it nightly). It doesn't dry out her skin. I use it myself and it gets off light makeup without much scrubbing.

#11 Babetty

Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:29 PM

Suggesting a skin care regime to her might just make her self conscious, so I'd leave her be (apart from sunscreen!) until she expresses concern.

When she starts wanting to wear makeup, then a very gentle cleanser is important.

An older lady I knew who had beautiful skin swore by plain water and a cotton face washer.

ETA to remove stuff about body wash - seems they've improved since I last looked at them!

Edited by Babetty, 07 March 2017 - 07:35 PM.

#12 Winterlong

Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:49 PM


Edited by Illiterati, 24 March 2019 - 12:52 PM.

#13 Baily

Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:16 PM

A wipe over with witch hazel morning and night

#14 BBC

Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

Nuetrogena soap(ish) bars (not actually soap I think) are good for faces and very gentle. A lather and rub with a face washer would be enough.
They cost about $4 from the supermarket. Last a really long time if you just use for your face and keep in a soap holder.

#15 Kalanchoe

Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

Have you considered trying cleansing with a non comedogenic oil like hemp seed oil, jojoba or argan oil?

It's actually made a big improvement to my hormonal breakouts & scarring. Any little zits I do get now, heal so much quicker & are less irritated.

You basically just massage your face with a little bit of oil & then wipe it off with a warm wet wash cloth. You aren't stripping your skin so it doesn't over produce oil & break out.

I wish my mum had showed me how to do this when I was 12 instead of buying me Ten O Six!

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