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Adolescent boys tend to have more acne when compared to girls, and is thought to be because of higher levels of male hormones, which are intricately linked with acne. This trend reverses itself in adulthood, when men tend to experience less acne compared to women, who must contend with monthly hormone variation during the menstrual cycle.

Shaving: Shave properly to reduce irritation and keep acne in check.

Steroids: Anabolic steroids, like the ones used by some bodybuilders, are well-known to wreak havoc on acne. 
 

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For Males Male Acne Males tend to experience more acne compared to females and have specific concerns such as reducing irritation when shaving. This page also explores bodybuilding (bulking... April 26, 2020
Shaving Is Shaving Good or Bad for Acne? Shaving can exfoliate the surface of the skin, which can theoretically help prevent clogged pores. However, shaving can also cause physical irritation, which has been shown to make acne worse. So, shave gently with a sharp, non-irritating razor, and be sure to use the right shaving cream or gel. April 26, 2020
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Shaving What Are Ingrown Hairs? Ingrown hairs, also known as razor bumps, occur when a hair is cut close to the skin and ends up getting caught inside the skin, leading to inflammation and a lesion that is sometimes confused with acne. Stopping or changing hair removal can help. Benzoyl peroxide + glycolic acid also works. January 27, 2020
Shaving What Are Razor Bumps? Razor bumps, also called ingrown hairs, are caused when a hair is shaved and ends up growing back into the skin, causing inflammation, and a... December 22, 2019
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