How To Avoid Acne After Shaving

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The acne that you get after shaving differs slightly from the common form of acne that you used to get during your teen years and puberty. Acne occurs when the hair follicles clog and lead to the formation of red bumps. Oil and dead skin cells block the opening of the follicles by pooling together, and consequently, they form this clog. The acne that you get after you shave occurs because blockage takes places due to the irritation of the follicles owing to the simple act of shaving. As with many other skin problems, prevention is the best cure for…

How To Shave With Acne

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Acne on its own can be bad enough.  Dealing with trying to shave with acne can be misery.  But Sharpologist is all about enjoying your shave.  So I have collected wisdom from around the ‘net–including Acne.org, forums, and my own experiences–to deal with the problem.

Summer Skin Care Tips For Men

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Why do men not pay as much attention to skin care as women?  Industry sales figures suggest there is a behavioral divide between the sexes. However, the difference in attitudes shouldn’t be so dramatic; everyone wants to look their best, and taking care of our skin is a genuinely healthy practice. So why is there such a huge difference in the way men and women approach caring for their complexion?

Is it acne?… Or Rosacea?

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What do you do when you feel a pain?  Or, when you notice something unusual on your skin? If you’re like me, you do your own self diagnosis. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Just as long as you can solve the problem 90% of the time, like I do! Well, more like 40%… But seriously, here’s a way to increase your own self diagnosis percentage by figuring out if the inflammation on your face is acne and not rosacea. Rosacea… Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults.  It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. Symptoms: Spider-like blood…

The pimple stopper!

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Ever had a pimple you wish you could pop, but it just wasn’t ready yet? Trust me, I have! I know, I know, doctors say to never pop your pimples, but who wants to walk around with a bulging white zit on their face? I’m certainly not doing it! So my wife suggested that I rub a little tea tree oil on the area before bed, and it should be ready for the plucking in the morning. Reluctantly, I tried it… And would you believe it worked!? In less than a 24 hours, it was ready to be popped. And the best part, it left no scar!  So of course I…