How to Shave With Acne Prone Skin: Shaving Tips

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Shaving the right way is an important step in staying clear for anyone who is acne-prone. Make sure you choose the right shaving cream/foam and razor/blades. Read these 5 simple shaving tips for oily and acne prone skin.

Shaving doesn’t just help you stay well groomed; it comes with additional benefits too. It helps you exfoliate your skin and removes and prevents blackheads/whiteheads. It is however important that you shave in a manner that suits your oily or acne-prone skin. The following are few tips that should help:

Tip 1: Wash and hydrate your face and neck before shaving.

A wash or scrub will help you remove oil, dirt and dead skin cells that can block your razor's path and prevent a smooth glide. Hydrating your face and neck in warm water for at least three minutes will soften the hair, making it easier to cut.

Tip 2: Choose a shave gel that suits your skin type.

Make sure the shaving gel you pick suits your skin type. When it comes to oily and acne prone skin – pick a shaving gel that is specially formulated to remove dirt and oil.

Tip 3: Be gentle.

A comfortable shave is achieved when it is carried through with ease. Don’t be in a rush, be patient and be gentle. It is better to glide smoothly with the razor than move with quick strokes .This is especially important over areas of your face that are uneven or flared up.

Tip 4: Use after shave or moisturizer once you are done.

Skin is known to sometimes overcompensate for dryness by producing more oil, applying a moisturizer or after shave should help prevent this from happening. Click here to learn about the benefits of aftershave.

Tip 5: Keep washing your face.

Wash your face at intervals to remove any oil build-ups that could deter a smooth and comfortable shave.

Read more grooming tips for men at our blog, Reward Me.

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