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How to shave when suffering from severe acne?

29th March 2013

Acne can affect everyone, at any age, but it particularly occurs in hormonal teenagers and young adults, where the oil production in the skin is clogging the facial pores.

This is a particular issue for men, as they will have begun developing facial hair. We also understand that at this time men feel most self-conscious, so they want to look their best at all times. Shaving with acne at this time, particularly if your acne is severe is both problematic, painful and can damage your skin. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and not shaving isn't an option as this can also irritate acne, and employers often require a clean shaven appearance.

Some Tips on Shaving with Acne:

  • Clean your razor after every use to avoid putting bacteria on your face
  • Use cleanser and warm water to clean any bacteria from your skin before you shave
  • Use an electronic or a non-multiple blade razor
  • Shave with the grain of hair
  • Take it slow
  • Follow up with more cleanser, toner and then moisturise

We would recommenced that you also visit a sk:n clinic, where one of our experienced dermatologist can provide you with a skin consultation and suggest how you get rid of your acne. They will be able to tell you how to get rid of spots and help you choose the best acne treatment to treat your skin.

This making shaving a more bearable experience and leaving you safe in the knowledge that hair removal is possible when you suffer with bad skin. You may be offered a combination of acne clearing products, including microdermabrasion and Isolaz. Isolaz is a pain-free laser treatment that you can use in combination of other treatments including microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that exfoliates the skin and unclogs the oil filled pores, leaving your skin looking fresh and glowing, and leaving you feeling more confident and making the shaving experience easier and a lot less painful. So you can look smooth, chiselled and acne free with confidence!

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