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Updated 20 July 2014

A spot of advice on shaving

If you suffer from mild acne, you may think that shaving is the worst thing you could do to your already inflamed face.

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If you suffer from mild acne, you may think that shaving is the worst thing you could do to your already inflamed face. But actually, dermatologists believe that in some cases, shaving is an excellent method of physically exfoliating the skin. Note, however, that there are certain precautions.

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Shave very gently over tender acne areas, as heavy pressure can damage the inflamed skin; try both safety and electric razors to see with which method you are most comfortable; before shaving, make sure that you soften your facial hair with warm water and shaving cream (specially formulated for sensitive/problem skin); and always use a sharp blade.

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(Photo of man shaving from Shutterstock)

 
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