Shaving and Problem Skin

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Shaving is a rite of passage for most men, but unfortunately, most of us never actually learn how to do it properly. Sure, we can watch our fathers, older brothers, and other male relatives, but all we are going to learn is their way of shaving; and, unless they’re barbers, it’s probably going to be the wrong way. If you have problem skin, then shaving is even more problematic because a blade shave can actually make your skin problem worse, at which point your options are to shave with an electric razor, or not shave at all.  Below are some common skin problems, as well as tips for how to shave with a blade, without ripping up your skin.

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How To Avoid Acne After Shaving


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 this type of acne. You can reduce irritation and the pimples that accompany it by using the following proper shaving techniques.

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Summer Skin Care Tips For Men


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?

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Is it acne?… Or Rosacea?

Acne or Rosacea?

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 vessels; a red, bulbous nose; Irritated, bloodshot, watery eyes; A tendency to flush or blush easily.

  • These breakouts are usually limited to the cheeks, chin, and nose.
  • Rosaceatends to affect adult women more frequently than men, however, men with the condition are usually more severely affected.

Acne… “Acne is not associated with red, flushed skin, and breakouts can occur anywhere on the face.  Acne is also connected to blackheads and whiteheads.” Quoted from Dr. Hevia

So there you have it!  Now you can seek out a more appropriate solution to your problem.  I know, I know, if there really was one, right?  Good Luck!