Seeing Early Stages of Acne on your Children?

Most people experience or have experienced acne starting right when they start puberty, which is around the ages of 11-14. However, everyone's skin is different. The early stages of acne is surprisingly a common thing we see among children young as 7 years old. We know what you're thinking...7 years old? Why so young? How can we improve our kids' acne? Do we have to start introducing all these different ointments, face scrubs, and skincare routines to our young kids?

Now creating a complete skincare routine for your kids might be a little tricky for your young children to remember to do every day. Most acne products might not be the best for young children's skin as they are very sensitive, and their skin might need a little more time to mature before using certain products.

Here are ways to improve their skin to start off:

  • Washing their face twice a day with soap: It is important to get all the dirt that has been accumulating. Use a gentle cleanser and gently wash your kids' face once a day (once in the morning and once before bed)

  • Apply moisturizer: Specifically, use moisturizers that are simple and non-comedogenic, meaning a product that will not block out the pores. If acne is a little more severe, you may also ask your dermatologist and see what they recommend as they might suggest a specific antibiotics.

  • Avoid touching the acne: As hard as it is, touching the acne will lead for the acne to stay longer or even get bigger. We know it's difficult to tell our kids "Don't touch your acne" and make sure for them to not do it, but this will lead to possible acne scars if they keep picking at it.

Acne can happen to anyone in any age. If you need a suggestion for a moisturizer, check out LEMYKA Healing Lotion. This product is good for babies and adults, and will improve on any acne, blemishes, and acne scars.