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I personally have also found that removing dairy from my diet has made my breakouts much less angry and cystic, and my skin also flares up when I've eaten a lot of sugar or processed carbs. I've seen a lot of improvement from taking omega 3 oils and a probiotic too. Might not work for your son, but could be worth a shot!
Also, as someone who is scarred pretty heavily and very self-conscious of their skin, please take him to see his gp. It's taken me years upon years to finally find something that seems to work for me (I use a retinoid gel now, but this is after 2 rounds of antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide which bleaches everything it touches) and find a doctor willing to refer me to a dermatologist. It's better to start the process early than let it get worse.
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The Neutrogena clear and defend moisturiser in the orange tube is a great moisturiser if you're looking for something inexpensive. https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face-Skin-Care/Face-Cream/Neutrogena%C2%AE-Clear-&-Defend-Moisturiser-50ml/p/736945
How much water does he drink. Yes, some young people do not like to drink water, but the benefits of drinking water on the pores etc is enormous. Sugary drinks, salt, too much grease etc should also come into this.
Along with this book an appointment with your GP and ask to see a dermatologist (as mentioned) to nip this in the bud early, instead of years down the road.
If we talk about diet, then he should drink more and more water. He also needs to avoid junk and fried food. Yes, to overcome the glycemic index from the diet, it is better to avoid white flour, cakes, candies, sugary breakfast, soft drinks and processed food. Better to increase intake of veggies and fruits.
It's common in teenage that's why you shouldn't worry a lot but yes, you can consult to the skin specialist.