Parents play a pivotal
role in helping their children separate fact from fiction when it comes to
In a world obsessed with social media and celebrities, teenagers in particular
can be bombarded with advice of dubious quality.
Any support and guidance
you can offer a child in the management of acne through diet, lifestyle, skin
care and the optimal use of any prescribed therapies, is very helpful.
During the teen years especially, physical appearance is a sensitive topic.
Very often, how they look is more
important to a teenager than anything else.
Acne can make peer approval and the
whole concept of fitting in far more difficult.
So always take your
child’s acne or their concerns about it seriously.
If they’ve voiced concerns, it's a good idea
to ask your child exactly what is troubling them about their acne. The
psychological impact of acne does not always reflect its 'medical severity'.
Offering your child as
much emotional and practical support as possible during this time may be
difficult but it is important.