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I'm in the middle of a huge breakout on my neck, i'm not sure what i've done wrong as i cant really point anything out as i've changed cleansers so many time in the last month, i will never know whats caused this breakout, but i'm back to my old cleanser now which done my acne good and i'm sticking too it, i was thinking of doing the regimen on the neck area only though, can this be done, i was thinking once a day, also will i get a breakout first from the BP and then it will get better as my acne is only moderate on my neck, any tips on doing BP in this area welcome.

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The skin on your neck is even more sensitive than the skin on your face. If you want to do the regimen on your neck, you should start doubly slow there, maybe even only do it once a day to begin with. If it is cystic and moderate/severe, though, BP might not be enough to control your neck acne, or might cause too much irritation to be useful. Proceed with caution, I guess!

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Is it pustule-like acne on the neck or just a large collection of red lumps. I had a large group of red lumps on my neck recently that I quickly attributed to my shaving and the heat of the summer. If they're like this, perhaps a bit more shaving foam or even (and a lot of people would disagree with this, but it worked for me) a switch to an electric shaver.

When I changed, the red lumps disappeared within a week and a half.

It might not be the case, but it sounded similar to my problem.

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Well some are raised red lumps and other are little red spots, some of them are on the side of my neck so i dont think its shaving as i dont really shave in that area, well i guess i do as i normally shave all over even if there is no hairs there, i shave with the lather from my soap, what did you do to solve your problem then.?

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Well some are raised red lumps and other are little red spots, some of them are on the side of my neck so i dont think its shaving as i dont really shave in that area, well i guess i do as i normally shave all over even if there is no hairs there, i shave with the lather from my soap, what did you do to solve your problem then.?

I solved it by switching to a electric shaver. My doctor suggested I do this as he said the chances of clearing the spots are greater with an electric. Electric shavers dont seem to be as good at shaving, though, so you might irritate your skin with it, but my red lumps disappeared in under two weeks.

You could also solve it (I would think) by making sure there is a thicker layer of foam/gel between your face and the razor blade if you choose to continue wet-shaving. If you don't use enough foam/gel, you'll irritate your skin more and likely chew your face up into julienne strips. :D

You might also get these red marks by shaving "against the grain" and going against the hairs when wet-shaving. If you find yourself having to do this to get all the hairs up, it might be worth trying a different razor.

And remember, the neck hairs usually grow in a different direction to the rest of the face, so make sure you're not inadvertently shaving "against the grain".

Hope that helps

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