Parents, Pay Attention to Your Teen's Acne - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Parents, Pay Attention to Your Teen's Acne

Teen acne can tear you down, but medical attention can turn that around. That's the recommendation from the American Counseling Association after a survey of parents.

The survey found more than 2/3 remember feeling self-conscious due to acne when they were teens. But only about 1/3 of those parents have taken their own teens to a dermatologist for their skin trouble.

The counseling group is encouraging parents to watch their children for skin problems and set up an appointment with a dermatologist if acne is persistent. The group says that since teen acne is connected to self-esteem issues and can affect school work and relationships, so that visit could end up improving a lot more than just bumpy skin.

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