Q: I get all my skincare advice from watching your shows and vary between Decleor, Elemis and Gatineau. My daughter will be 13 this month and she has acne all over her face, in a V down her front and down her back to her waist line. I bought her Cleanse and Polish and now she has really clean acne!
I took her to the Doctors and he prescribed a gel that she has to put on every night which is helping to clear up her spots but now she is getting dry flaky skin on her face. Could you let me know what would be the best thing to do for her as she is at that age!
Alison: She can stick with her Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, which will be cleaning her skin without drying it out and so it's excellent that she gets on well with that.
As a face and body wash in the shower I'd like her to use the Australian Body Care Skinwash because of its anti-septic qualities. When it foams up, it will go down her back and keep that clean as well.
If she is adverse to using a moisturiser, she needs the Decleor Prolagene Gel. This is brilliant for helping to reduce the appearance of scarring. On the body area, she could also use the Australian Body Care Body Lotion with tea tree – this will help to counteract the dryness, and it also contains the anti-septic properties of tea tree. So, it should help with the flakiness without bringing out any more spots.
I've noticed that you love Decleor. Now your daughter, at 13, isn’t at an age yet where she'd need to use their oily skin regime, which we do have collections for. But they do have a fantastic rinse-off Cleanser for oily skin, so if she feels that she wants a change from Cleanse and Polish and prefers more of a wash on the skin, then this would be a great alternative.
But remember not to have her using too many products. A 13-year-old has very active skin, so the more products she uses, the more it could be stimulated. Just two or three products maximum is enough for her whole face and body routine.