No Aftershave Does Not Cause Acne

Many of our Acne Clinic patients are concerned with the products they use on their skin. We are often asked questions about the products our patients use on their skin on a daily basis. Frequently our patients will ask us, does aftershave cause acne? Thankfully aftershave does not cause acne. On the contrary some aftershave may have properties that help reduce acne symptoms.

Though some may associate red bumps on the skin after shaving with acne, they are often not the same. If you have concerns about the products on your skin causing acne it may be a good idea to seek the help of a professional.

What Causes Acne?

Many people believe that acne is caused by a poor diet or lack of personal hygiene. This is a common misconception. Acne is caused when the hair follicles on our skin become clogged. This can occur from either oil or dead skin entering and clogging the pores. Each person will have unique factors that affect acne production.

Some factors that can affect acne production are stress, medications, hormone changes, and in some cases diet. It is important to look at the whole picture when treating acne symptoms as no person will have identical skin.

Acne Treatment

When treating acne at home many people find that their acne is stubborn. Home treatments are not always effective. Those with stubborn acne many be embarrassed by their skin. Thankfully you do not have to treat acne alone.

Our Acne Clinic treats patients wishing to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce acne symptoms. We offer a variety of options to treat your acne including chemical peels and laser acne removal. Contact our team today and let us help you find the ideal solution to your skin concerns. We are here to help.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.