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Acne When I Don't Shave!

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Hi,

Lots of people seem to have problems with irritation causing acne from shaving, but I seem to have the opposite problem. The best way for me to clear up the spots is to shave regularly which works very well! However, I want to grow a beard (obviously it's not a life or death issue, i just really fancy a beard) but when i stop shaving, they come up all over the beardy area which always prevents me from continuing to grow it. I am an 18, and have had facial hair for around 2 years and been shaving regularly through that (apart from a month or two here or there to try and grow the beard)!

I wondered if anyone had any thoughts of how to help?

Thanks a lot!

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Thanks Lord V- he who shall not be named. Some of the small ones are ingrown hairs according to the girlfriend, but the large ones are definitely acne. Also forgot to mention I take lymecycline capsules for acne, as well as the prescribed face gel. Thanks!

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Maybe it's because shaving exfoliates your face? Do you do anything to exfoliate it when you don't shave?

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