While scientists are still busy working on a complete cure there are several ways to help prevent future breakouts and navigate your shave through current ones. Trust me, even I have a difficult time shaving acne prone skin; however, these tips can certainly make for a better shave!
Shave Cream –
For the very sensitive and acne prone skin consider a non-comedogenic shave cream. Acne prone skin generally has larger pores so these types of shave creams focus on ingredients that do not clog the pores. Here are a few that work –
- Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Cream
- Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel
Consider the option of a fine grain exfoliant that will not only aid in new skin re-generation but also offers a great way to prep the beard for the shave.
- Multi-Action Face Wash by Lab Series
- Exfoliating Scrub by Kyoku
The Shave –
For guys who have excessive breakouts, the best solution is a pair of trimmers at least until most of the acne is under control. If a razor can be used, the two MOST IMPORTANT steps are 1. Over–prepping & 2. Short stokes – 1 1/2″ overlapping stokes. This eliminates shaving the same area more that once and also forces the shaver to slow down. And don’t forget to moisturize afterwards; opting for a non-comedogenic moisturizer should be the go-to choice.
Give these tips a try and in no time you will join the many men who tout a comfortable shave experience!