I get letters. This time, the letter was from a young Mom:
Is 4 years old too young to use oil free acne stress control night cleansing pads made by neutrogena? As the mother I use them every night. Some nights my 4 year old son will come in and want to clean his face as well.
I didn’t think it would harm him till a friend of mine said it would mess up his skin. Should he not be cleaning his face with this yet, am I harming his face by letting him use the cleansing pads?
Here’s how I responded to her, after thinking about it for a while:
Personally, I wouldn’t allow my 4yo to use this sort of thing if I was in your situation.
But here’s what you can do instead: save a half-dozen of the pads after you use them, along with their can/container. Rinse them in a bowl of water until they’re completely free of the Neutrogena chemicals and paint or otherwise decorate the container to make it something special.
Now fill up the container 1/2-way with water. Put a few drops of lavender and it’ll even smell nice, then add the clean pads in the specially labeled container.
Problem solved and now your 4yo has a special face cleaner all their own, just like mommy!
What do you think, dear reader? Good solution? What would you do in this situation or if sent this particular question?