Will growing a beard improve my acne?

Absolutely not. When you have a beard it's harder to clean your face and you will not be able to apply any active gels. Once the beard hair is longer, the blade will pull on your hair and shaving will be more painful. Thus its best to shave every day.

To prevent shaving bumps, follow the tips bellow:

1.Always shave after washing your face with hot water; even better, after a shower, since heat and humidity soften the beard.

2.Shaving with a razor blade is preferable to using an electric razor. Electric razors crush the hairs of the beard, and they may penetrate and wound the skin.

3.Shave in one direction: from top to bottom. Shaving in two directions goes against the grain of the beard and can cause the tips of the hairs to penetrate and wound the skin.

4.Change razor blades every every 7-10 days for the sake of both hygiene and easy shaving.

5.Use a shaving gel, preferably one for sensitive skin.

6.Leave the gel (or shaving cream) on the face for three -four minutes before you begin to shave.

7.Do not use after-shave lotions too often, some of them cause allergies.

8.After shaving apply an oil free sun block to protect your skin.

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