Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Male Skin Care: Shaving With Acne

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As a man or teenage boy who struggles with acne, it can be difficult to perform your facial grooming habits without making your acne worse. Do you resort to having a five o’clock shadow or risk an embarrassing acne breakout by shaving? Fortunately, there are some shaving habits you can adopt to reduce the risk of aggravating your acne-prone skin.

  • Use the right cleanser.  Acne breeds on bacteria, so don’t forget to keep your facial skin clean on a daily basis. For best results, use a cleanser with Salicylic Acid, which will treat acne as well as help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Consider Steam. Acne irritation caused by shaving can also be reduced by going old-school and steaming up your skin like traditional barbershops used to do. Taking a shower or placing a warm wet washcloth over your face will soften the skin and hair for smoother shaving.
  • Condition. Hair conditioning products aren’t restricted to scalp application. There are also pre-shave conditioners that allow your bearded hairs to soften before you apply the razor.
  • Shave in the right direction. Always shave in the direction of the hair growth. Not only will this allow for a closer shave, but it is less likely to aggravate the surrounding skin or cause ingrown hairs. If you must make multiple razor passes over the same area, do so gently so that you don’t rupture existing pimples.
  • Know when to skip a day. If you are suffering from a serious acne breakout, it may be best to take the day off (or a few) from shaving. Make the judgement call as to whether your acne or your facial hair needs your attention more.

If you battle acne on a regular basis, careless shaving habits could lead to frequent breakouts, infection and even bleeding. To learn the best shaving products for your particular skin type, please contact Olansky Dermatology Associates. We offer complete skin care for men as well as the most advanced acne treatments available.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.