Parenting Information

Helping Your Teen Get Back to School With Clear Skin


Backpack? Check. Notebooks? Check. Ink-pens? Check. Clear Skin? Mommmm!

If you are anything like three-fourths of the parents Harris Interactive for the American Counseling Association recently surveyed, you are actively involved in helping your teenager treat acne.

While getting everything in order for back to school adds enough stress, the last thing your teen may want to deal with is a pimply face. So how can you send Mr. or Miss "But I have to have it now!" off to school with no fuss and no zits?

Even though little Caitlin's initial reaction may be to bolt for the strongest acne soap she can find, this is not the way to go. As dermatologist Alanna F. Bree, MD at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, warns, "many of the zealous measures people take can make the blemishes worse."

Then again, after visiting a dermatologist to determine if acne prescriptions like tretinoin (Retin-A), antibiotics or isotretinoin are in order, it will take weeks before your teen sees a marked improvement in their skin's condition.

Next, perhaps a laser visit may zap the zits away. Yet, Jerome Garden, MD, of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago advises, "These are highly expensive cash procedures requiring multiple visits to the office."

Dr. Spencer added, "I think light-based therapy for acne represents one more tool in the tool chest, but it's quite unreasonable for it to be the first thing that pops into your head."

Your best bet for preventative acne measures can start in your own home. Author of Acne Messages: Crack the Code of Your Zits and Say Goodbye to Acne, Naweko San-Joyz, offers three steps to help your teenager get clearer skin fast.

First, after gently cleansing the face, swipe it with a cotton-ball drenched in apple-cider vinegar to help remove excess fatty acid deposits that may provoke zits.

Second, cook a bowl of raw (not instant) oatmeal and let it cool. Mix the oatmeal with one teaspoon of honey and then apply it to the face as a mask for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off. The mask helps dry up existing zits, exfoliate the skin and reduce overpopulation by p. acnes bacteria.

Third, San-Joyz suggests blending a smoothie of fresh carrots, celery, pineapple and a teaspoon of wheat germ. The nutrients served up in this cocktail help compensate for shortages in vitamins A, B, C and E and the mineral zinc that can sometimes trigger acne.

As the first and final stand against teenage acne, dermatologist Dr. Alan Rockoff Brookline's offers this encouragement, "Once you rule out conditions that require urgent intervention (pretty easy in dermatology), often the best thing is to relax, and wait."

For now, give your teenager the assurance that the acne can improve after de-stressing and if that fails, give you local dermatologist a ring.

Sources: eSkin and Allergy News

Are you still wondering how to get rid of acne? Naweko San-Joyz has created the only guide to deliver an acne cure as unique as you. Get your "Acne Messages" natural acne cure athttp://www.Noixia.com ISBN: 0974912204.

  


MORE RESOURCES:

Starpulse.com

Nicole Richie On Her Parenting Style: 'Kids Want To Be Told The Truth' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Richie tells Oprah about her parenting philosophy. Richie says she is constantly talking with other moms and looking for new ways to develop a strong relationship with her kids. "There's always room for improvement," she says. "I do know that I do the ...
Nicole Richie Talks Motherhood: “There's Always Room For Improvement” (VIDEO)Wetpaint

all 5 news articles »


Seven Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women
Truth-Out
The ultimate #JadaCounterpose. This is one of the bravest young women I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/rP6x6JXsVU. — Melissa A. Fabello (@fyeahmfabello) July 14, 2014. When I was 19, I sat across from the Dean of Students at my university and told ...

and more »


USA TODAY

State Wants Parenting Rights Taken Away After Missing Boy Found In Basement
Huffington Post
DETROIT (AP) -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court. A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday morning in Wayne County juvenile court for Charlie Bothuell ...
Father of boy found in Detroit basement faces Sept. 8 custody trialDetroit Free Press

all 96 news articles »


Parenting: Wish me luck shopping the holiday
The News-Press
I feel like I'm about to run a race. My back-to-school shopping dates with my kids are coming up. We're planning to take advantage of the tax-free holiday this weekend. It's three days long, Aug. 1-3, so I imagine the stores are going to be packed ...

and more »


The Economist

Parenting in America
The Economist
However, there are two worries about modern parenting. One concerns “helicopter parents” (largely at the top of the social scale), who hover over their children's lives, worrying themselves sick, depriving their offspring of independence and doing far ...

and more »


myfox8.com

Sarah McLachlan on parenting, sex and the 'have it all' debate
myfox8.com
Editor's note: Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award ...



5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting
Forbes
It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard? Granted, children need more attention and supervision than adults (most of the ...



Life, parenting, marriage seminar at Hi Desert Word Center
Victorville Daily Press
They will be teaching on parenting, family life and marriage on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (no cost) and Aug. 18 with a mini-seminar. Cost for the Aug. 18 mini-seminar is $25 per couple and $15 per individual. Price includes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a ...

and more »


Chicago parenting expert says kids hold the real answers
Chicago Parent
I smiled at her insightful response, mostly because I agree with her. It could be parenting, dieting or traveling—regardless of the topic, people are writing and interpreting their experiences and often selling them as absolutes. Parenting has no ...



Perspective on Parenting: Challenging babies may become leaders as older ...
Daily Local News
In the summer of 2005, I was pretty sure I knew very little about what it takes to be a good parent. A first-time mom, I was sleep-deprived and bewildered because I had this precious baby who did nothing but scream unless she was cradled in my arms.


Google News

Article List | Index | Site Map
All logos, trademarks and articles on this site are property and copyright of their respective owner(s).
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is Copyright © 2006 CanadaSEEK.com - All Rights Reserved.