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 Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness Dis-Chem pulls fitness supplement Jack3d from shelves Medical Aids is the leading killer of African teens Medical Physical activity may stave off cancer death Medical South African returns from the US for life-saving surgery Medical Paralysed man walks again – with electric connections Medical Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!