Do you shave your face?
Are you getting ingrown hairs or acne where you shave?
Your razor may be to blame.
More blades aren’t always better. Don’t attempt to use twin or triple blade “closer-shaving” razors. The first blade stretches the skin; the second (and third) shaves too close, cutting hair off below the skin line. When the skin bounces back, those hairs are set up to be trapped repeatedly under the skin every time you shave.
If you are unable to sanitize your single blade razor in between uses (by soaking in alcohol for 2 -3 minutes before use), we recommend stocking up on this disposable kind: http://amzn.to/2tA6jNx
If you’d like a recommendation of an acne safe gel for shaving, let us know!
Were you prescribed Retin-A (or the generic, tretinoin) *cream* for your acne?
Check the ingredients for isopropyl myristate – it’s an emollient in the product and is highly comedogenic- meaning that ingredient will likely break you out.
Seems a little counterproductive in an acne cream, right?
Please contact our spa here in Sheboygan- we can help guide you to clear skin!
When you take part in our acne program, you’ll get recommendations outside of just what to use ON your face. We like to support your whole body and lifestyle with getting clear!
One of the things we recommend is a zinc supplement. There is a very reasonably priced one that has ingredients we agree with that you can find on Amazon.