How are you supposed to shave if it causes ingrown hair and acne?

Can be tough. Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help.

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Every time I shave my pubic area I get ingrown hair and some kind of acne. What can I do? I shave in the direction of growing hair, use clean razor..

Change your method. Then it is time to stop shaving. I do not understand why you ask again. This is not a medical condition. It is not a disease. Your shaving is causing this problem. If you do not want to live with this problem then you must stop shaving. Read more...

This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! Not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

Skin problem. It is difficult to tell what it could be without taking a look at it. It could be acne, but also an infected follicle, a cyst among others. In order to have a definite answer have your pcp check them. Read more...

Acne and ingrown hairs on outsides of calves. Rarely shave. What to do and what is it from?

Folliculitis. Pimple like areas on the legs usually is a folliculitis or another type of follicular irritation. It could be related to stockings or other sports gear that rubs on the areas. See your dermatologist. Read more...

I have dark spots and scars on my face from acne and ingrown hairs. Any tips on how to remove them?

You will need laser. to address all of these things. You are on several medications, so adding another would not be a good idea. Good luck! Read more...

Husband is experiencing deep acne due to ingrown hairs. Any home remedies you can recommend? Unable to get in to see dermatologist until march.

Many worth trying. There are many home remedies that work for many people and they are safe to experiment with. Avoid dairy and sweets/starches. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html for reports on many remedies from those who have tried them. Also see http://healing.About.Com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide.Htm ; http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027237_acne_dairy.Html. Read more...

I have a problem with ingrown hairs on back thighs, pubic region and under my chin even though I exfoliate. I'm also prone to acne. 26y/o.Whats wrong?

Thick coarse hairs. How extensive is acne? Ther coukd be underlying hormonal problem if acne is severe. For the ingrowns and acne a topical retinoid cream such as retin a, (tretinoin) differing, altralin can slowly peel the skin and unfold the ingrowns. An alternative is laser hair removal which can remove the problem hairs permanently. Read more...
Ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are more common when the hair is more coarse & curly. Using an Alpha hydroxy wash/lotion will help exfoliate your skin, Retin-A exfoliates and helps build new collagen over time., salicylic acid can exfoliate and help with acne if this is a problem. Glycolic peels help. Getting laser hair removal will do wonders. They may recommend a peel in certain areas to improve the response. Read more...