Welcome to the teen years, right? Morgan has a case of acne that wasn't clearing up. I took him to the dr. last week. He prescribed Retin A once a day and then an otc benzoyl peroxide treatment once a day opposite the retin A. He said to wash his face with a mild soap and nothing else. The dr. told me Morgan's face would probably get worse before it gets better and that it may become dry, flaky, and red. This all could take up to a month to clear up. My question is has anybody else used this or their kids use it? Morgan's acne completely cleared up within a week. Now his face is really flaky and raw looking. Do I keep using the retin A if there is no breakouts? Does it work as a preventative? I hate to keep putting it on his raw face if I don't need to, but I don't want to stop since dr. said it could take a month. But, did he mean a month for the acne to clear up? What have been your experiences? As long as we are talking teenage boys: do your boys smell more when they are a teen? I use a deodorant on Morgan, but he is in a stage where he needs a bath every night (was just bathing every other night.) He stinks! LOL I suppose this is a hormonal thing? Also his hair is very oily. He has only been a teen for 6 months and it is already driving me crazy.