Teen (or tween, rather) acne. Its something no parent wishes on their child. Growing up, neither my husband nor I suffered from acne in the true sense. As a teen, I can attest to suffering from breakouts. But it was nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing a little Clearasil didn’t clear up.
When our oldest child hit his tweens, his skin sailed right through, continuing on its flawless path. So with our twins in tow, we didn’t give much thought to them entering their tweens.
And then our son started breaking out. Only it wasn’t just a few…it was more than a few. And some were cystic.
At first, I tried treating it with an OTC benzoyl peroxide. But that wasn’t doing anything. So off we went to the dermatologist. She prescribed us a cream, but frankly, at age 11, I was a bit hesitant to put it onto his skin. Afterall, the skin is a gateway to your body. Much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. I did research this cream and while it seemed relatively harmless, I was still not entirely comfortable with it. I started applying it (because I didn’t want him to get scarring) and immediately started researching more natural options. And then, one evening while watching some crap on TV, I saw a commercial for the anti-acne light therapy mask and sat up. What the what? I jotted it down on a pad of paper and several days later, went looking for it online.
I was skeptical. I figured it would be another one of those BS things. But low and behold…the reviews were legit. It was FDA approved for treating acne. And I could get it at Target. And a few weeks into the Rx cream and it hadn’t done a darn thing. So…sold!
Let me just say that This. Mask. Is. Legit.
Seriously…my husband, my child, and myself are all in awe by how well his skin responded (I’d show before and after photos, but he specifically said no). Aside from a few pesky blackheads and some small, occasional pimples around his hairline, his skin is amazing.
The product does not use harmful UV lights. Rather, it uses blue and red light to penetrate deeply to kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, heal breakouts and even skin tone. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes and shuts off automatically. Unfortunately, the mask only lasts for 30 treatments. But given the cost of prescription creams and even harsh OTC treatments, its a cost effective method. When we first started treatment, he was using it nightly after showering. Once he was about 15 days in, he went down to every other evening and that seems to be working great.
I am not in any way affiliated with this product or being compensated. As the mom of a teen and 2 tweens, I just wanted to share an awesome non-harmful solution that worked for us!
And I’ll be back next week to share my own skin solution…the road I’ve traveled this last year to better skin!