One of the biggest problems facing men who suffer from blemishes is shaving. This can be painful, frustrating and lead to a number of problems. The following is a guideline to help.
How to shave when you are prone to blemishes by Jessica Bailey-Woodward, Representative of Proactiv® UK
It is essential that you wash your face before you shave, making your skin supple and soft. Then, apply your shaving cream or foam to areas on your face that are blemish free. Always try and use a fresh, disposable razor with each shave. Be aware of your blemishes, and check skin before shaving, to make sure that you are careful to avoid nicking the blemishes.
Unless a blemish is large and sore, you should be able to shave right over it without causing further infection. Alternatively, you could consider using an electric shaver, as this may be more
comfortable, and is less likely to scratch blemishes. However, if you do stick to water shaving, make sure all the products you use on your face are oil and alcohol free.
Other great tips for those prone to blemishes:
Even if you have oily skin, you must remember to moisturise. This is because when skin becomes dry and begins to lose its delicate balance, it will compensate by producing even more oil – moisturising will keep your skin nourished and health – not oily.
Fake it, don't bake it. Sun exposure can be bad for your blemishes as tanning stimulates both peeling and oil production simultaneously – and that is a recipe for clogged pores.
Don't overuse moisturiser. Apply lotions sparingly – all you need is a ten pence size amount to lightly cover the entire surface of the skin where needed. Too much will just clog pores.
Proactiv® Solution is a range of skincare products designed to help clear blemishes and help prevent future breakouts from forming.