Extras: Jojobo Oil (Pure 100%)
Neutrogena Power-Cream Wash, Oil-Free Acne Stress Control - Twice a day
Neutrogena Triple-Action Toner Oil-Free Acne Stress Control - Twice a day
Neutrogena Power-Clear Scrub, Oil-Free Acne Stress Control - Two times a week
Jojobo Oil - Not sure if this is helping or making it worst since the Neutrogena products reduces oil build-up
Neutrogena UltraSheer Sunblock - After the Jojobo Oil
I used to have terrible acne growing up. All over my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. It has been a lot better now though. The only problem I have left to deal with are these white bumps on my face which seems to happen every time I shave. I get white bumps only around the areas that I shave the very next day waking up.
I have always used razors that you buy from supermarkets like razor disposables or the cartridges disposables ones. For about a couple of months now I have been using the Gillette Fusion Power razor and I still get red bumps which turn into a little white circle on my face (around the moustache and chin area). If the white circle stays on my face where I shave for the entire day, all I have to do is strech my mouth and it looks like pus comes out. It's hurts too sometimes when I talk because of these things. Not sure if they are called whiteheads, pimples, ingrown hair...
I have to shave every three days because it's a rule at my job but I'm tired of these ingrown hair problems. I start off but getting out of the shower after a warm shower. I use a hot face towel (not burning hot) and let it sit on my face for about twenty seconds and then begin adding Gillette Fusion shaving cream. I massage it all over my face and sometimes I add in Jojobo Oil while I massage the areas I need to shave. I would shave the direction the hair is growing. Since all my hair is facing downwards. I shave that direction if that makes sense. I was just thought to do that ever since I started using a razor... I would clean the razor after each GENTLE stroke. I don't strech my face when I shave either. I would apply my acne products about 10 minutes after I shave.
Am I doing anything wrong? I don't know if Jojobo Oil counts as an aftershave... I don't know an aftershave that won't cause breakouts so I'm worried to buy a random one. Any recommendation on razors? I read somewhere on this forum earlier that Merkur safety razors are nice but no idea how to use one. Any feedback that Merkur is something I should invest in? I wouldn't mind a trimmer but not sure if those give close shaves? I was looking at this one here at Walmart and this one by Wahl. I have pretty dry skin in the winter and super oily skin in the summer. I just want a nice shave without the ingrown hairs coming out each time because it leaves red marks on my face afterwards for about a week :/ Oh I'm Asian but not sure if that matters or not.
Edited by Lakar, 20 January 2013 - 04:33 PM.