Simplifying Science

Pimple Perils... In Grade School?

If you read this blog with any regularity, then you've heard me say it before: kids are starting to grow up at younger ages. Today many enter pre-puberty, and then real puberty, in grammar school. There has been a lot of talk in the zeitgeist about curves and periods, but somehow acne tends to get overlooked. Until now.

Younger Children Seek an Acne Cure

If your 10-year-old has acne, rest assured he or she is not alone. According to treatment guidelines published this month in the journal Pediatrics, acne is common in children ages 7 to 12. In years past, 12 was considered the lower end of the age range for the start of...Read More