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Shaving Is Making My Acne Worse

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I'm pretty sure it's the shaving. Ever since I started manually shaving I've been getting more pimples around my cheeks and chin. And sometimes it cuts them and bleeds a tiny bit. I'm really pissed off and have no idea what to do.

I use my cleanser and a sensitive skin shaver. I'm fed up with the whole shaving thing. Should I just use an electric shaver OR get it lasered off? would it hurt to laser the hairs?

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Shaving and the hair growing back can cause an infection to form in the pore easier, thus making you break out.

What I personally do to avoid this, is only shave my upper lip/mustache area, and then use a beard trimmer for the rest. I use the "Schick quattro titanium trimmer" they are only like 15$ and I find it does the job fine, leaves a little bit of stubble, but that's much easier to look at then breakout on my neck!

Hope this helps (:

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Shaving and the hair growing back can cause an infection to form in the pore easier, thus making you break out.

What I personally do to avoid this, is only shave my upper lip/mustache area, and then use a beard trimmer for the rest. I use the "Schick quattro titanium trimmer" they are only like 15$ and I find it does the job fine, leaves a little bit of stubble, but that's much easier to look at then breakout on my neck!

Hope this helps (:

Is it a guaranteed that I will breakout if I stop shaving? or just a possibility?

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I think you would breakout less if you stopped using a manual shaver, it's usually pretty easy to tell if it's the shaving breaking you out.. cause the infected area is where the hair follicle is growing back in.

I think a trimmer is your best bet! aha

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Yup, shaving does make my acne worse too, which is why, I sometimes avoiding shaving for long periods, so the acne heals before I shave once again. I can’t think of any other solution for this issue and would want to really know if someone has a better solution.

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Yup, shaving does make my acne worse too, which is why, I sometimes avoiding shaving for long periods, so the acne heals before I shave once again. I can’t think of any other solution for this issue and would want to really know if someone has a better solution.


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Manual shaving has always caused me to break out. I now use a trimmer which almost achieves the exact same results and doesn't irritate my skin at all.

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I feel if you are having acne on your face then you have to use a trimmer instead of using any kind of blades or razors. I personally use electric trimmers for shaving purpose.

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Yeah electric razors cause much less irritation, for me anyway.

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Manual shaving has always caused me to break out. I now use a trimmer which almost achieves the exact same results and doesn't irritate my skin at all.


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