It’s funny what’s important when you are a teen. For me it was fitting in, and appearance was a big part of this.Clothes were important, but the most important things were clean skin and straight teeth. So I was zero for three.
My skin wasn’t too bad compared with what my mom went through. She had really terrible, scarring acne. And in the 1950’s the best dermatological advice she got was to not eat French fries or chocolate. A good diet can help, but really nowhere near enough for solving her acne problem.
I think you can see a bit of the beginnings of my mom’s acne problem in her freshman high school picture. At the same age my daughter is now, Mom already had painful acne on her chin.
Mom was very pretty and a popular cheerleader in college when her skin cleared up a bit, but you never totally feel confident when you have pimples. Bad skin is both physically and emotionally painful!
All three of my teens have some degree of skin problems they are handling. I had an opportunity to test MaxClarity on my kids and I decided to focus on my thirteen-year-old daughter. My boys seem to have a handle on caring for their skin, but for my daughter, it’s a new problem that’s getting much worse.
She’s been washing her face with something I bought for her at the drugstore, but it’s not been enough.
This time last year she had that creamy, soft skin kids have. Now she has clogged pores, blackheads and whiteheads. Painful acne is just around the corner for her, as it was for my sons, and for my mother and me at that age.
She’ll be using MaxClarity for the next month to improve her existing skin problems. MaxClarity is a new non-prescription acne-fighting system of foam cleansers. The product contain either Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic acid. I think these are two of the best topical treatments for bad skin.
What’s different about MaxClarity is that these chemicals are micronized and can penetrate the skin extremely well through the foam.
My daughter says the system is easy to use. There are three products: she uses two in the morning and two at night before bed. We’ll talk a lot more about that in our follow-up post in a few weeks.
Above are her before pictures. I’ll track her progress and next month she’ll report on what it’s like to use. I’ll follow up with some “after” pictures.
Confidence is very important during the teen years. I want my daughter to be confident in her appearance so she can focus on other things. I want her to learn and help and dream, unhindered from worrying about acne.
I’m going to have her check out the MaxClarity Difference Team, who seem dedicated to a product that works and great customer service.
Also, take a look at the MaxClarity Difference Promise, a money-back guarantee. I like the thought that if I recommend this product at the end of our trial, my friends can try it without losing money if they don’t like it.
You can learn more about MaxClarity at their website, on twitter and on their Facebook page.
Did you have acne? Do your kids? What have you tried that hasn’t worked? Also, isn’t my girl pretty, no matter what her skin looks like?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of MaxClarity and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Tanya Easley says
She is beautiful! Lucky girl to have a mom who is concerned about her confidence levels and who is realistic and acknowledges it as a rite-of-passage thing that everybody deals with. Acne stinks. It will be interesting to see how effective the Maxclarity is.
Thanks, TJ! My ex never had a pimple. So not fair.
In my family, it can be not just a rite of passage, but a curse. Half the people in family get the bloody cyst/scarring acne.
She has that type of skin and I’m trying to be… proactive. Ha ha ha!
Susan in the Boonies says
Yes: your girl is VERY pretty, and a good sport to help her Mom out with this post.
As you know, both my kids struggle with acne, although for some reason, lately, my daughter’s skin seems to be improving, and I really don’t know why.
Susan, I’ll let you know what we think of the product in a few weeks. I’ve been thinking of your son and wondering if this is something that would help him.
My daughter says the foam really soaks into your skin.
Ugh, acne. I had AWFUL, cystic acne, even into my late 20s. I did two rounds of accutane (Can you say peeling skin and bloody noses?) Which somewhat helped, but not entirely.
Even though I’m in my late 30s, I’ll be watching for the updates with (Personal) interest! 🙂
Shari, we are just a few days in, but the change in her skin is noticeable.
While all of us in the house have had skin improvement due to our recent dietary changes, hers was getting worse. Her skin is remarkably better after just a few days. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in a few weeks.
I make try it on my own skin. I still get some hormonal skin outbreaks. No fair to get pimples and wrinkles!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Why is it that during the years when kids are the most self-conscious about their appearance they’re struck with acne? It’s so tough! She’s a sweetheart to offer up her skin for the project, but then again, she’s probably excited to see how it works. I hope she gets terrific results!
It’s a big deal for her to let me photo her zits and put them on the Internet. She’s a good girl.
She’s had really good results already. Excited to see how it goes.
Boy do I feel for people who deal with acne. I still bear the scars of years of bad skin.
I shudder when I think of using horrible abrasives like apricot pits ground up in facial cleansers. OY!
And, that beautiful girl using the new cleanser, looks just like her MOM! 🙂
She says the foam is very soothing and has no smell–my problem with a lot of things.
I think she’s pretty, but I think she looks more like my mom.