Damn pimples when shaving one side of the face

LuckyTaxi

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I wash my face every day with facial wash but i keep getting pimples on one side of my face where i have facial hair. The other side is cool, but it seems after every shave, pimples show up. it annoys me like crazy. i dont use shaving cream, would that help? or maybe i need a new thing for my electric razor.
 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Use better soap and only shave right before you take a shower.

ive tried neutrogena and clearasil and they both dont help. and yes, i only shave before i shower. maybe shaving cream would help.
 

Coolone

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I had that too, and then i changed the direction in which I was shaving, made a HUGE difference.

edit: and I prefer to use shaving cream
 

SampSon

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You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
 

UFOfreak

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Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Use better soap and only shave right before you take a shower.

ive tried neutrogena and clearasil and they both dont help. and yes, i only shave before i shower. maybe shaving cream would help.

Thats not soap.

All I use is soap but very good soap and I never have any problems anymore like I use to.

 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Use better soap and only shave right before you take a shower.

ive tried neutrogena and clearasil and they both dont help. and yes, i only shave before i shower. maybe shaving cream would help.

Thats not soap.

All I use is soap but very good soap and I never have any problems anymore like I use to.

haha ... so you're saying those facial wash are gimmicks? i can believe that. imma try soap for a month and see what happens. what kind of soap do you use.
 

SampSon

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Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.
 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.

Just never thought of using it. I just wet face, shave and wash my face in the shower.
 

yosuke188

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Try shaving cream, I never use it but it certainly helps if you have problems.

If the pimples are caused by something else, go to acne.org and get some tips.
 

UFOfreak

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.

I always shave without shaving cream and have no acne.
 

UFOfreak

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Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.

Just never thought of using it. I just wet face, shave and wash my face in the shower.

I don't even wet my face before shaving.
 

Crono

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Use alcohol or other disinfectant on your razor and use aftershave immediately (or during if you take a while) on your face. I also use balm to keep my skin from drying out.
 

RapidSnail

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Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.

Just never thought of using it. I just wet face, shave and wash my face in the shower.

I don't even wet my face before shaving.

That's because you use shaving cream.
 

marulee

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I believe so. Shaving cream will help on the surface with pimples.. still watch out ..
 

mercanucaribe

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I found that the best thing for pimples is regular antibacterial soap. The orange stuff is fine. Anything made to be gentle and all that will have moisturizing oils, which makes it worse. Also, wash your pillowcase every week.

Why does only one side of your face have facial hair though? That's bizarre

Edit: Also, to prevent scarring, one website recommended piercing the pimple with a sterilized pin (after it has turned white) and squeezing out all the pus and blood, then cleaning it with lemon juice (or maybe it was lime).
 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: mercanucaribe
I found that the best thing for pimples is regular antibacterial soap. The orange stuff is fine. Anything made to be gentle and all that will have moisturizing oils, which makes it worse. Also, wash your pillowcase every week.

Why does only one side of your face have facial hair though? That's bizarre

HAHA ... i have facial hair on both sides but for some apparently reason only one side gets pimples.
 

UFOfreak

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Originally posted by: RapidSnail
Originally posted by: UFOfreak
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: lilcam
Originally posted by: SampSon
You're probably inadvertently touching that side of your face throughout the day for some reason.
Usually it happens when people hold their head up with their hand while sitting down.

hmmm could be because it's always the right side that i hold up throughout the day.
gonna switch soap and add shaving cream to the mix. but then again, as long as i wet my face prior to shaving, i shouldnt need any shaving cream, no?
Touching your face will make you break out badly. When I was younger I would hold my head up in classes, and that side broke out a lot.

Yes, use shaving cream, preferably a sensitive skin brand. I'm not sure why you would ever shave without shaving cream, unless you're stranded in wyoming or something.

Just never thought of using it. I just wet face, shave and wash my face in the shower.

I don't even wet my face before shaving.

That's because you use shaving cream.


I don't use shaving cream either.