My daughter is 10 and has acne, what can she use to cleanse and moisturize, to help stop the acne?
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Early prepubescent acne
Acne help for a pre-teen girl
According to the AAP guidelines, children with mild acne can be treated with success using over the counter acne products containing benzoyl peroxide. If your daughter's acne is not responsive to the benzoyl peroxide products, the next line of defense are topical prescription retinoids, such as Differin, Retin-A and Avita. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and will help speed up cell turnover in the skin, which in turn unclogs pores. If your daughter's acne still does not clear then it's time to try an oral antibiotic, which can help kill the bacteria that leads to acne.
The absolute first step is scheduling an appointment with a board certified dermatologist, as treating acne on your own can often lead to skin irritation and potentially even more acne.
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