How To Shave With Acne


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, forums, and my own experiences–to deal with the problem.

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?

Is it acne?… Or Rosacea?

Confused guy

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!

Tea Tree Oil

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…

Non-Controversial Adult Acne Tips

After last week’s post about acne, a physician reader sent me this link from the Detroit Free Press about managing adult acne, calling them “reasonable” and “non-controversial.”  Basically, keep the area clean, don’t touch it, and control stress.