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How to Shave if You Have Acne-prone Skin

Summer's here and if it's time to get rid of that hipster beard for the warm weather or your partner has been complaining about beard burns, you know that shaving, especially if you have acne can be a challenge. So, whether you have curly hair that is prone to ingrowing or the occasional pimple, here are some dermatologists’ tips that can help give you a clean shave:

  • Before shaving, soften the hairs Wetting the face thoroughly with lukewarm water can help soften the hairs.

  • Experiment Try shaving with electric and safety razors to see which works best for you.

  • Make sure the blade is sharp This helps prevents nicks from a safety razor, which can irritate the skin and lead to breakouts.

  • Shave lightly This can prevent you from nicking acne lesions. Nicks can make acne worse.

  • Never try to shave off the acne Trying to shave off acne aggravates the condition and makes acne worse.


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