I am 32. For many years I had acne on my face and neck. Eventually, Roaccutane / Accutane solved the problem. It was the only medication that worked and it was effective.
However, over the last two years, I have suffered from acne or acne-like spots but 95% are on my neck and especially on my jawline. I don't really get anything other than minor blemishes elsewhere.
The spots on my neck and jawline look like acne in as much as they are red, sometimes hurt, and sometimes show whiteheads.
For example, right now I have one bump on my jawline which is slightly painful.
I have used the 2.5% benzyl peroxide solution but I'm not convinced it is helping.
I can shave and then nothing appears for, say, five days. Then, over the next two days, four spots may come up. Alternatively, one or two spots may appear the day after shaving. I do not notice any consistency - it appears to be (good or bad) luck as to whether new ones emerge.
Currently I am using an electric razor. The main reason is because if I have bumps then a manual razor will cut them and cause them to bleed.
I have a Braun Series 3 which cost about £60 ($90). It's about 18 months old and - although I clean it with the oil and brush that came with it - I've never replaced the head.
The only reason I can see why I have 95% of the bumps on my neck is if they are a result of shaving. Moreover, the jawline seems particularly bad and this is where I shave the most aggressively (as the hair is harder to remove than that which is on the neck).
I don't mind paying £150+ for a razor - if it solves the problem! My sanity is worth more than a few pounds!
So my questions are:
What razor/s do people suggest that are sensitive to the skin and reduce the likelihood of new spots?
What creams / gels / treatments do people recommend for the skin after shaving to reduce the likelihood of new spots?