Have you noticed acne and breakouts on the areas where you shave the most? This can affect not only your face, but even the back, neck and chest. Is it possible to get breakouts on areas of your skin that you shave regularly? Unfortunately yes, acne can occur where you shave, although shaving is not the direct cause of acne.
Acne where you shave
On parts of your face and body where you shave regularly, the chances of getting breakouts and acne are more significant.
This can be the result of your skin drying out post shaving, hair debris, bacteria and skin oils mixing and building up, leaving you with breakouts. But also could be triggered by using old razor blades that can harbor bacteria, which can then make their way into your skin when you drag your blade across your skin.
Especially affected are the facial areas, such as beard, but also the neck, back, shoulder and chest.
If you are prone to acne post shaving here is what you should do to prevent future breakouts;
- Use a fresh new razor on each area.
- Prep your skin with an exfoliating cleanser (chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs to gentle exfoliate the skin).
- After cleansing, apply a moisturiser for acne prone skin. This will soften the hair and make it more pliable.
- You can also warm a washcloth and leave it on your face for a few minutes to soften your skin and hair.
To learn more about your skin and how can you prevent acne why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.