Razor Burn, Folliculitis or Acne?

shaving and acne
shaving and acne
Razor Burn, Folliculitis or Acne? 

If you are acne prone shaving can either hurt or help your condition but the choices you make are key to which way it goes.


Starting with what you used to cut those hairs down to size. How often do you run out to the store to buy the latest technology upgrade? “20-blades gives you a shave so close you’ll need a hair transplant to grow a beard!”  


In actuality, the fewer the blades in your razor the better it is for your skin. One or two blade razors are best and if you have acne, disposables razors are mandatory.  Razors with multiple blades lift up the hair and give you a nice close shave, sometimes below the level of the skin.  Unfortunately, when the hair tries to grow back up it is not always successful and sometimes will get stuck under the skin causing inflammation. 


Think electric razors are better? Nope! Some electric razors twist the hair or vibrate which cause irritation in the follicle, which will lead to inflammation and a breakout. 


Look at the ingredients of the products you use to lather up with as well. Be sure to use a shaving cream that contains no pore clogging ingredients.


Shaving is a key component of fighting acne in men so doing it right is important to keeping your skin clear.


Our recommendations are:


1-2 blade disposable razors: PFB Bump Fighter or BIC Disposable for Sensitive Skin


For an acne safe shaving cream try:  Vanicream Shave Cream, Gillette Fusion Hydragel and Clear Skin Shave Gel with Aloe are all good choices.  Always check ingredient label, companies change their formulas regularly and do not let consumers know.


Ladyburg's acne kit that you receive when you join our acne program will give you the list of what you should be looking for.

Ladyburg Acne Clinic

more info can be found at www.ladyburg.com


807 Caroline St.

Fredericksburg, VA 22401




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