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Shaving Doesn't Have To Be Painful With Acne

Mar 11, 2008
If you are suffering from acne, whether you are a teenager, adult, man or woman, they way you take care of your skin will affect it.

Shaving bumps are common whether you have acne or not, but those with acne have to be sure to take particular care in their shaving regimes.

Shaving bumps are caused from hair follicles being trapped under your skin and the skin is inflamed. It is most common with people who have curly hair. The good news is that shaving bumps are preventable!

When you are shaving, you want to be sure that your skin is thoroughly prepped by pre-soaking the shave area with warm water. Hot water will irritate your skin. The warm water will help your blood vessels to become widened, allowing the blood to flow more freely.

Use a shave gel that is thick. Thicker is better.

Electrical razors are preferred to blades, but if you have to use a blade, use one that has more than one blade on it. Multiple blades will help to get as close to the skin and hair follicle as possible.

Shave in the same direction as the hair is growing. This will help to keep some distance between the blade and your skin. When a shave is too close, it causes the bumps to occur.

Finally, use a skin toner that is alcohol free or an anti-bacterial gel. This will help to stop bacteria from growing and help to calm your skin back down after your shave.

Other Acne Related Problems

In addition to acne, many people suffer from additional conditions to their skin such as dandruff, eczema and rosacea. It is often mistaken for acne but should not be treated the same.

Dandruff is an embarrassing condition that occurs when your scalp is sloughing off dead cells. Often times, people who suffer from acne also suffer from dandruff. The conditions are related to each other because they both deal with cell renewal or a failure therein. Dandruff can also cause small pimples to form on the scalp. Avoid itching or scratching your head as it will only cause it to get worse. It can be treated with over the counter shampoos, and contrary to popular believe, shampooing too much will not cause dandruff. Choose shampoos that have coal tar, zinc or salicylic acid. There are many factors involved with dandruff including hormones, diet, genetics and the climate you live in. Dryer climates will cause dryer skin. Ask your doctor about control and prevention of dandruff.

Hope you enjoyed the article and take value from it if you suffer from acne or some form of skin condition.
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Mary Murphy runs http://www.ttotalskincare.com, an on line store for acnezine and otherskin care products
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