Being a teen is tough, but being a parent of a teenager proves even tougher. Not only do we battle raging hormones and the frustrating, “leave me alone!” attitude, we also have to deal with the “I don’t care” sentiment on a daily basis. So when my 13-year-old’s face became peppered with teenage acne, though he didn’t seem to notice or care, I did. When I pointed out the constellation of acne on his face, his first words, fittingly, were “I don’t care” and “leave me alone!”
Keeping the foul language under my breath, I decided to take the matter into my own hands, and introduced him to X Out. From the makers of Proactiv, the X Out products are designed for teens. Knowing that teenagers, much like my own, don’t want to spend more than three seconds thinking about their skin, X Out is a one-step, twice a day system that has produced visible and fast results for my son.
At first, he didn’t want to try it and adamantly refused, but after the always effective bartering that involved a threat to take away his phone, X Out easily became a part of his daily routine. He started by using it once per day and immediately saw results, so once a day quickly became twice. Two times a day then led to him telling his other guy friends experiencing the same thing about X Out, unbeknownst to me of course! Why would he ever let me know that I was right?
Before and after X Out!
The X Out Body Kit’s foundation product is the Acne Wash-In treatment. The first ever wash-in treatment for acne, the advanced medicine washes into pores and stays behind even after rinsing, to fight and get rid of acne all day long. What X Out touts as the “icy slap,” the tingly, icy sensation while washing shows your teen that the product is actually working. The versatility of the Wash-In treatment is what makes this a one-step and easy way for a teen to care of his or her face, as it can work as a cleanser, leave-on spot treatment, or even a quick 10-minute mask on days when breakouts look like they’re winning.
The wash-in treatment alone offered clear results, but when using the entire Body Kit, my son’s acne and spotted face became clearer in just days. Just by changing out his body wash for the X Out Daily Body Scrub, his skin has stayed healthy as the micro-exfoliating beads lift away dead skin cells, impurities, and unclogging pores from head-to-toe. And even a stubborn teenage boy can care about waking up in the morning with a brand new, giant zit, so the X Out spot corrector provides a fast way to reduce the redness within the day. The spot corrector, unlike most acne treatments, is an invisible, clear botanical blend, so you don’t have to deal with a teen embarrassed to go to bed with white spots all over his face.
After X Out, Acne Free
One Friday evening I was at one of the million school basketball games we participate in every week and one of the moms came up to me thanking me for letting her son know about X Out. Which made me feel smug, but also mad at my teenage boy who would never let me know that I was right about anything. As long as he found a way to take care of his acne in a way that is easy for him (and easy for his friends), I remain happy, especially with the knowledge that I was right, and that the “I don’t care” attitude no longer applies to his acne.
It also reminds me that even though he seems to be ignoring me, he really isn’t.
The X Out Body Kit is available for $29.95 here on X Out’s website, where you can find out more information on the one-step way to fight teenage acne in way that any teen can truly care about.
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