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1) I got my period on July 16, 2003, and I still haven't told my mom. When and how should I tell her?

2) How do I get rid of oily skin?

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Well, I would just outright tell her, that's the easiest tactic for me, although being a guy I've never had to tell someone something as big as that. So that's just what I'd do. As for oily skin, is this just regular oily skin, totally unrelated to your period question? Well you can wash it with soap, if its your face they have acne washes that get rid of oil, and body washes for the same thing. That's the easiest thing I can think of off the top of my head is just bathing and washing.
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well, you can choose NOT to tell your mom, but she'll find out anyway. If you choose not to tell your mother, then you need to take care of two big things yourself: buy your own feminine hygiene products, take yourself to the doctor every year for your pelvic exam.

These things can be costly on the limited budget of a teen, so its just good to tell your mom. Don't beat around the bush, just say something like, "Mom, can you pick up some pads for me the next time you go to the store?"

oily skin? cut back on greasy food, drink LOADS of plain water. And I like Neutrogena Oil-free Acne wash. good stuff

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Tell her as soon as you can. She probably wouldn't mind knowing, and when you do tell her you immediatly have someone you can ask questions about this. How to tell her would be as easy as bringing it up whenever. Just say you'd like her to know so she's not surprised if you need a quick trip to the store for tampons.
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I agree. It's just more convenient and she'd probably find out anyway if she sees any pads or tampons in your vicinity. I mean, moms have periods too, right?

As for the oily skin, there's nothing you can really put on it that will "fix" it. I've had oily skin since as long as I can remember (4th grade?) and I've managed to fight off the big red pimples by using Proactiv. My skin's still oily, but it's less red and less likely to break out. I just wash my face with water every so often to freshen up. It doesn't really bother me anymore.

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