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Shaving with acne

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I'm wondering what product I should use when I shave my face to avoid clogging pores and reduce irritation.

Right now I'm using the neutrogena shaving cream with disposable 2-blade razors. I'm getting mixed results and I'm trying to figure out if this is causing my breakouts because they seem to occur a few days after shaving. I only shave once a week because my facial hair doesn't grow fast.

I would most likely go for something natural with no chemical ingredients if possible.

Thank you people!

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Are you breaking out with ingrown hairs or acne? Both are very different from each other.

Try this cream, I've heard AMAZING things.

https://www.amazon.ca/Pacific-Shaving-Company-Natural-Cream/dp/B00DKET54U

For me this is my routine:

Wash with coconut oil; it makes the razor glide over my face
Apply cream
Wait 5 minutes
Shave
Apply cream again
Shave again
Take an ice cube and rub it all over my face
Moisturizer + 1drop tea tree oil

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1 hour ago, WelcomeSmirk said:

Are you breaking out with ingrown hairs or acne? Both are very different from each other.

Try this cream, I've heard AMAZING things.

https://www.amazon.ca/Pacific-Shaving-Company-Natural-Cream/dp/B00DKET54U

For me this is my routine:

Wash with coconut oil; it makes the razor glide over my face
Apply cream
Wait 5 minutes
Shave
Apply cream again
Shave again
Take an ice cube and rub it all over my face
Moisturizer + 1drop tea tree oil

I believe that I have both, ingrown hairs and acne. Thank you for sharing, I will look into it!

That seems like a pretty thorough routine, you have good patience!

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Shaving will not trigger acne.  You'll want to clean your deal with a lot more, try to eat additional fruits and greens, a lot less junk foodstuff.

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1 hour ago, Juana.Allen said:
Shaving will not trigger acne.  You'll want to clean your deal with a lot more, try to eat additional fruits and greens, a lot less junk foodstuff.
Shaving can make acne 10x worse. Going over a pimple and slicing it open or having the hair pulled from the follicle won't be solved with fruits green and junk food.

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I recommend the gentle cleanser from dan's regimen or an electric razor. If you want to find a product yourself make sure it isn't comogenic.

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1 hour ago, WelcomeSmirk said:
2 hours ago, Juana.Allen said:
Shaving will not trigger acne.  You'll want to clean your deal with a lot more, try to eat additional fruits and greens, a lot less junk foodstuff.
Shaving can make acne 10x worse. Going over a pimple and slicing it open or having the hair pulled from the follicle won't be solved with fruits green and junk food.
I have to agree with this. I know that shaving causes irritation, and irritation causes acne in those prone to it. This is why I'm looking to reduce irritation.

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I had the same problem. I found that if I don’t shave for a few days I get breakouts. You should shave every day with a good quality soap. Neutrogena is good so I doubt it’s the soap that’s causing it. I agree with Juana.Allen that shaving doesn’t cause acne, but I think shaving semi regularly and then not shaving does—at least for me.

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