Hello gentlemen, I have a recurring problem that I've been dealing with since I was in high school. I am now in my mid 20's and it really hasn't gotten any better. Let me just give you some quick info to help you answer my question:
First off, my facial hair grows in pretty full, but not very quickly. The most times I ever need to shave in a week is 3, but most of the time I only need to twice (my habit is Monday and Friday mornings). I like to shave before my shower to relieve some of the razor burn because I have sensitive skin. I still use hot water and a washcloth before I shave to exfoliate. I use the Gillette Fusion razors and unscented Aveeno shave gel, for I found that it gives me the smoothest and comfortable shave.
Now, the problem. The day that I shave, my skin is fine. A smooth, close shave and I look great. The day after not so much. I almost always wake up with a couple patches of small pimples that get very red and irritated around them. Feels very uncomfortable and looks like hell. I'll even wash my face with oil-free face wash the night before. My skin will have a bit of a sandpaper feel to it due to the regrowing hair, but it's not near long enough to shave and otherwise still look pretty cleanshaven. Sometimes the pimples will linger even into the next day, but almost never the third day. My "5 o'clock shadow look" doesn't even really appear until that third day. The next day I'll shave and the process begins anew.
Do you guys have any idea what could be causing this? I've tried and changed around some of the products that I use to combat the problem but to no avail. I hate looking zit faced a couple days out of the week.