From a localized patch to all-over pizza face, shaving is no easy task when you have acne. And needless to say, taking a sharp object to irritated skin can often make matters worse. The only way to cope is with extra special care. The regular regimen applies: Preshave oil or face wash, warm water to soften the skin, and a moisturizer to soothe and protect. But having the hands of a surgeon when shaving is also critical here. Take your time when traveling on a bumpy road -- incising a zit can cause permanent damage.