Tips for Parents

As a parent, maybe it’s been a while since you experienced a breakout, but if your teen is dealing with acne, chances are you can relate. That’s because some studies show that acne may run in families.

Acne is a common skin condition that affects between 40 and 50 million Americans. Each year, about 85% of U.S. teens experience acne.

So what’s a parent to do? There's no quick fix for acne, but there are things you can do to help.

Here’s where you can start:

Talk about acne—start a conversation with your teen about acne and see if he or she needs to see a doctor or dermatologist

Set expectations—communicate that there’s no overnight cure for acne and
that it may take time to see results with consistent treatment

Instill good habits—reinforce that a skin-care routine can help manage acne.
Ask your teen's doctor to offer ideas on how to combine treatment with other
daily routines, like after brushing the teeth

Keep it simple—Many teenagers might not follow a complicated regimen.
Some parents get great results by purchasing an acne product that will
both cleanse AND treat with one application. Click here to learn more
about one straight-forward solution.

Learn about acne—get an understanding of how acne develops, and its
contributing factors