Shaving When You Have Acne
Shaving is necessary in order to keep your face clean and free of excess oil and dirt, but it can be difficult to do when you have acne because you have to be careful not to shave over your pimples because this will make the acne worse. You can wait until you clear the acne before shaving again, but you may not have the time to do this so here are some steps you can take to ensure a safe shave while you have acne.
If possible, use an electric razor because it decreases your chances of shaving your pimples. If you can’t get an electric razor use a sharp disposable razor because a sharp razor will get to the hairs effectively without getting to the bumps on your face. You can get these razors at most drugstores and supermarkets. You’ll need to exfoliate your skin before shaving because this removes the oil and dirt buildup and dead skin cells which cause acne and it will make the shaving process easier. And before you shave wash your face with warm water. When you purchase shaving cream, look for a product that’s designed specifically for acne-prone skin and which contain moisturizing ingredients.
If you have severe acne and you need to get rid of facial hair, consider getting the hair waxed off your face as this is better than shaving on your pimples and causing them to bleed. When you visit the esthetician for your hair waxing, mention that you have acne and also ask for recommendations on how you can eliminate facial hair when you have a lot of pimples on your face. After the waxing moisturize your face with a good lotion and avoid acid-based or alcohol-based skin care products after the waxing because this will irritate your skin.
When you shave while having acne, don’t put too much pressure on the razor because you risk cutting yourself. Also don’t pop your pimples after you shave because the pimples need to go away on their own. Instead, use an acne facial cleanser that suits your skin type. Don’t use aftershave because this may cause itching and irritation to your skin. Instead use a cream that’s designed to moisturize your skin after shaving. To prevent future acne breakouts from facial hair, shave as often as possible so you won’t have to worry about shaving around the pimples. Drink plenty of water because this will hydrate your skin before shaving and clean out the toxins in your body that cause clogged pores. Switch razors from time to time because a dull razor is not very effective in eliminating the facial hair.