Preventing Acne After Shaving

Acne that you get after shaving can be really annoying, especially if you have sensitive skin. What you have to keep in mind is that acne that occur after shaving are different from the form you experience in your teen years and puberty.

The first thing you need to know is what acne are and what causes them. Pimples are caused by the bacteria that is clogging up your pores above your hair follicle. As you shave you also remove dead skin cells which leave your skin exposed to bacteria.

Pre Shaving

Make sure you get rid of dead skin cells as it not only helps get a closer shave, but cleans skin and decreases the chance of transferring bacteria and acne popping up. Use gentle face scrub, or a wet washcloth. Just make sure that you don't overdo it as it can cause you more harm than good. If you feel any discomfort, cut back!

There are many reasons to use a pre shave oil, the most important one being that it lubricates and moisturizes your face and prevents rashes, acne and dry skin. You might think that using more oil on your face could result in more acne, but most of the leading pre shave oils contain natural oils such as coconut and olive that don't clog your pores.


As you shave you exfoliate your skin, removing the dead skin cells which end up on your razor. Quickly rinsing it under water doesn't remove all of it, nor the remaining product. In addition to that this dulls your razor way before its time. And, let's face it, you can't just stop and clean your razor with a towel after each shaving stroke! The best (and the fastest) way to keep all that gunk away from your blades is to simply tap it on the Unclogger Brush using The Tap. Once you've cleaned it, rinse and swipe it in an upward direction on a sharpener pad to keep it from dulling and extend its life!

Post shaving

Try not to use a cheap alcohol splashes most of the aftershaves are. While alcohol can help you by fighting bacteria, it will hurt your skin more than provide any benefits. It causes dryness, flakiness, itching, and redness. A better alternative is an aftershave that has very little to no alcohol, moisturizes, and soothes your skin.

Also, you want your razor to air dry. If your razor stays moist, bacteria will grow in it. With the Tap, you can store your razor safely in the upright position, which allows water to drain away from the blades.

Following the tips above keeps acne after shaving at bay and gives you a healthier skin. Don’t we all agree that these sound like pretty simple and easy to follow tips which are efficient in preventing acne after shaving?