Acne When I Don't Shave!
Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:30 AM
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!
Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:11 PM
ingrown hairs look like acne spots- maybe thats the case?
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:07 PM
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!
Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:08 PM
Maybe it's because shaving exfoliates your face? Do you do anything to exfoliate it when you don't shave?
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