Solutions to Common Skin Problems

Let’s face it… your face is your best asset.  Unfortunately, most of us aren’t blessed with perfect skin — most of us have at least one issue to deal with.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  This article contains simple Solutions to Common Skin Problems.  Combine these tips with a solid daily mens skin care routine and you’re face will look great!


Acne is a cronic inflammatory disease of the oil glands. When the hair follicle is filled with excess oil and dirt, a blackhead forms and causes a blockage at the mouth of the follicle.

This causes irritation and often leads to the development of pus-filled pimples. The treatment for mild acne is to reduce the skin’s oiliness by application of cleansers morning, noon and night. Regular exfoliation can also be helpful. Creams containing Benzoyl Peroxide or salicylic acid can help prevent acne. For over-the-counter treatments, Clean & Clear Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment works well. Persistent or severe acne should always be treated by a dermatologist.

Ingrown Hairs

These appear as small bumps, most often on the face scalp. Poor shaving and cleansing of the skin can cause the hair to curl over within the follicle instead of exiting the skin. Ingrown hairs are prevented by proper cleansing of the skin and proper shaving techniques (for more on shaving, click the “Shave” at the top of this page). For many men, especially ethnic men, shaving with a clipper rather than a blade can minimize ingrown hairs by leaving them long enough to prevent them from growning back into the follicle. Persistent problems with ingrown hairs should be treated under the advice of a dermatologist.


This is an inflammatory skin disease which commonly appears on the knees, elbows, and scalp. The cause of Psoriasis is unknown and it is not contagious.  The lesions are round, dry patches covered with coarse, silvery scales. Psoriasis can be a difficult problem and should be treated by a dermatologist.

Razor Bumps

Highly common among African American men, razor bumps occur when curly hair is cut close and growns back into the skin. The best treatement for razor bumps is to let the beard grow out and shave less. Proper shaving techniques can also prevent razor bumps. Jack Black Clear Complexion Razor Bump and Acne Treatment is a great product to reduce razor bumps and clear the skin.

Razor Burn

A hot, red irritation of the skin caused by poor shaving techniques (most often excessive shaving and poor blade lubrication). Lab Series Skincare for Men Razor Burn Relief Ultra is a good option to help relieve razor burn.


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