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Accutane shaving
Jan 26, 2004
Since I am very dry in the goatee and moustache area, I am thinking about just not shaving in these places in order to not have to worry about constantly moisturizing. Is this a good idea or does shaving help exfoliate by shedding the dead skin cells? Does this even matter since I'm on accutane?
[QUOTE=shredded7]Since I am very dry in the goatee and moustache area, I am thinking about just not shaving in these places in order to not have to worry about constantly moisturizing. Is this a good idea or does shaving help exfoliate by shedding the dead skin cells? Does this even matter since I'm on accutane?[/QUOTE]

Shaving might actually make your skin redder due to the high sensitivity of your skin on the drug. I guess it's alright as long as you moisturize afterwards.
[QUOTE=shredded7]Since I am very dry in the goatee and moustache area, I am thinking about just not shaving in these places in order to not have to worry about constantly moisturizing. Is this a good idea or does shaving help exfoliate by shedding the dead skin cells? Does this even matter since I'm on accutane?[/QUOTE]


Just buy a beard trimmer. I'd say $50 would buy you a really good one. I tried to not shave when on roaccutane the second time; my skin was just too sensitive.
[QUOTE]Since I am very dry in the goatee and moustache area, I am thinking about just not shaving in these places in order to not have to worry about constantly moisturizing.[/QUOTE]

I have never done accutane, but I do get very dry skin in the winter. I have a goatee/mustache at all times, and I get lots of dry flaky skin where I DON'T shave. There is no exfoliation benefit like the other parts of my face that I shave.

Now that I use Aveeno moisturizer on my face, it has been so much easier to shave, and I get less dry skin in my unshaved area. Something to consider.

Kev





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