Many of you know how I've stressed the importance of daily facial exfoliation.
But if you are using glycolic or retinoid products daily, regardless of whether its for better younger looking skin, for acne or even just to prep for self tanners, exfoliation leaves your face somewhat more vulnerable to irritation from your boyfriend or husbands face rubbing against yours because of unavoidable razor stubble that occurs many hours after shaving.
When it happens, fortunately it's usually only a mild irritation and can be soothed with skim milk and water compresses, over the counter cortisone creams and even topical antibiotics like bacitracin.
Also if it happens again, try switching to lower strength exfoliants... or a different boyfriend. Just kidding!