I haven't had this problem since my early 20's and am hoping that someone has a simple suggestion. Over the past few weeks I have been experiencing an increased amount of igrown hairs and acne which I am attributing to a longer term effect of the change from cartridge shaving to DE and all of my past product use to new products. Around this time I have changed my face wash, after shave, 3 different blades, and a moisturizer. The area on both cheeks and just under my jaw line has begun to break out pretty badly with large red bumps, some of them look like pimples and others are just red and irritated. I am not using any pressure when I shave and generally take my time. I didn't have these issues the first 3 or 4 weeks into DE. No nicks, weepers, or razor burn either.
I am currently using the Neutrogena mentholated naturals and the pre shave facial scrub. I like both as they lave my face feeling clean but haven't seen any immediate benefits in regard to improved skin clarity or acne reduction. I have for the first time in my life begun washing at night and applying a moisturizer as well and have worked an ASB (AOS sandalwood) into my morning routine hoping that softening my skin would help with the ingrowns.
It has been about two weeks since this began and the original bumps are all still present. I have also tried an aspirin mask as suggested in the Mantic video. Am I being to impatient or should I expect quicker results from what I am doing? Will my face adjust and it go away on its own? Help!!!!