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skin care for teenage boy
mrob10; posted:
Does anyone have suggestions on what is a safe product to use to for a teenage boy to help keep skin clean and acne free, nothing too harsh for the skin.
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi there, OTC (over the counter) acne products like those made by Clearasil or Stridex should be fine for your son. OTC acne products can contain up to 2 percent salicylic acid which exfoliates the skin. OTC benzoyl peroxide ranges from 2.5% - 10% in strength. Topical sulfur is also an OTC acne medication. He may like the Proactiv line of acne products too that uses glycolic acid to exfoliate and benzoyl peroxide to disinfect the skin. Remember that any acne product must be used consistantly. Skin washing must also be regularly done at least twice a day too. Read more about acne by clicking on the Programs For You area of this board. - Annie
kbomby2 responded:
If you want to know about acne you should visit This is a very informational website about acne. It will give you a lot of information about what acne is, the causes, and some treatments available. I found this very helpful when I was breaking out. I followed the protocol listed on the treatments page, and along with improving my eating habits, my acne slowly went away.
mrob10; responded:
Thank you for the suggestion, purchased Clearasil oil free fash wash and it seems to be working and gentil enough to use every day. Now if I can just get him to use it without me reminding him all the time.

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