Start of puberty is occurring earlier than in the past. Acne is no longer viewed as a teen phenomenon. Dermatologists are seeing patients as young 7 and 8 years reaching out to them for acne treatment. Also early acne is a little more common in girls than boys. Indeed a matter of concern for me as I am mother to two daughters.
Acne includes everything from whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, nodules to cysts. It leave behind blemishes and scars which can lead to emotional distress. Pre-adolescent acne can progress from whiteheads to inflamed bumps. It occurs mostly on the forehead, nose and chin. The worst is, according to doctors kids with pre-teen acne will have more severe acne in adolescence.
So What can Parents do
- Be Alert from the Beginning itself. Watch for small blackheads and early papules, especially on the nose where acne usually starts
- Teach Your little one Good Skin Care Habits early on
- Opt for mild acne treatment cream with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that cause pimples
- Tell your kids to keep their hands off the pimples. Pricking the pimple can cause scarring, exacerbate inflammation, and generally makes acne worse
“Teach Your little one Good Skin Care Habits early on”. It was easier said than done. My little ones travel each day ten kilometers for school. By the time they come back, on their face half the dust and dirt of Bangalore will be there. But then I was hesitant to use any soap or adult products to clean their face. I was on look out for a mild, kid friendly foaming face wash. That’s when I received from Mamaearth FOAMING FACE WASH FOR KIDS WITH ALOE VERA AND COCONUT BASED CLEANSERS. As usual a thoughtful product from Mamaearth. I am not surprised to see such a product from them as the brand is run by new age parents Ghazal and Varun and they understand new age problems very well.
How is the product like
First and foremost my kids loved its smell and foamy texture. Also they found the bottle easy to use and store. They said they are going to use it ! So the major hurdle is over
Coming to its ingredients, the product is purely organic. It has the benefits of coconut oil and aloe vera. It’s tear free and soap free formula cleanses and moisturizes skin. Also it is MadeSafe certified, dermatologically tested and pH balanced. Mamaearth Foaming Facewash is free of SLS, parabens, phthalates, detergents and artificial fragrances.