Home > Medical > Acne > Health tips 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. 0 Shutterstock Understanding acne How to clear acne overnight 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.Take action: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. Visit our Acne Centre(Photo of man shaving from Shutterstock) More in Medical War on Zits More: AcneHealth tips advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors Lifestyle South Africans may have solved solar power problem Medical Antibiotics linked to type 2 diabetes risk Lifestyle Recurring nightmares: Recovery after rape Lifestyle UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes Lifestyle Nestlé accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!