Q: I have a 15-year-old son who has had bad spots, which have caused some scarring and discolouration. I have given him natural oils to try which I think have helped a bit. I just wondered if any of your moisturisers might be good for him?
A: I know how frustrating skin issues can be - I have battled spots and eczema in the past, which prompted me to start MuLondon.
If your son still has issues with spots, I would suggest the Organic Hemp Moisturiser. This all-natural skin cream is a big hit with my customers with oily, acne-prone and problem skin, as it helps to balance the production of sebum and contains gently antiseptic oils of cedarwood, vetivert and black spruce. Guys tend to go for this one, as it has a naturally green, woody fragrance.
However, if the spots are mostly gone, and the issue is the scarring they have left on your son's face, I would instead go with the Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Moisturiser. This 100% organic balm contains healing, certified organic rosehip extract, which has been shown to help with scarring in a few independent studies. However, I need to point out that this is not a quick fix, and that he may need to use this - or any similar scar-reducing product - consistently for at least a few months, in order to start seeing any results.
In addition to a good moisturiser, I would also suggest a weekly steam & scrub routine, and gentle facial massage, to help stimulate the skin and increase the circulation.
Diet plays a huge role in the appearance and health of the skin. Cut down on processed foods, soft drinks, hydrogenated and saturated fats and too much sugar or dairy. Increasing the intake of fresh water and supplementation with pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and liver revitalising herbs like milk thistle can help a lot with problem skin.
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