How Shaving Can Make Acne Worse. Shaving with a comedogenic (clogs pores) shaving cream/gel can clog pores. Check this page for a list of ingredients to avoid in whichever shaving cream/gel you choose. Shaving with an old or irritating blade razor can lead to physical irritation of the skin. Anything that physically irritates the skin can lead ...
Never shave your face dry. Allow the shaving cream to remain on your face for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate and soften the hair and skin. Always shave in the direction the hair grows. Use an alcohol-free aftershave lotion. Purchase lotions that contain soothing ingredients, such as moisturiser, propylene glycol and menthol.