Face Washing

How do you get your kids to wash their face?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: With six children of my own, this was especially challenging early on, especially when they were younger. But my wife and I came up with a few tips and tricks to help them get the hand of it.

It’s all about getting them to incorporate face washing into their daily routine. While challenging at first, you have to stay on top of them to wash their face both in the morning and at night. One of the face washes can be while in the shower. If you question them every morning and night, and you stay on top of them, even the most stubborn child will eventually make face washing a part of their routine without even realizing it.

 — Gary L. Marder, DO, a dad of six children, the medical director of Marder Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center located in Port Saint Lucie and Okeechobee, Florida, and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at three different medical schools, S.E.C.O.M./Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, L.E.C.O.M. in Bradenton, Florida, and Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa