do you get acne if you don't shave?

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  1. lee lin

    lee lin Senior member

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    a almost never get acne but i've noticed lately if i don't shave for a couple of days i break out. i'm trying to grow some facial hair so aside from shaving what can i do?
     
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    Brian278 Senior member

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    Weird, I break out more when I have to shave everyday. Perhaps you could replicate the process by exfoliating and washing when you would usually shave?
     
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    aaronxxx Senior member

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    i think it's because we subconsciously touch our face more when there is some scruff on it.
     
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    mink31 Senior member

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    [^^beat me to it.]
    I think having new facial hair always feels a little uncomfortable, leaving me to unconciously touch/scratch my face more often than I would if clean-shaven. This might be contributing to your problem.
     
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    Try keeping you face moist with lotion between shavings to prevent irritation.

    I use corn huskers lotion. If you don't want to smell like old man, then any oil-free lotion should do.
     

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