I have fairly dark coarse hair on my face that grows overnight requiring me to shave daily if i want to keep a clean looking appearance.
For the past 1 month I developed some sort of chronic razor burn that itches and burns severely particularly at night waking me up, ive tried using vitamin e creams, aloe vera and not shaving for a few days but soon as I shave again it comes back, I just cant seem to get rid of it. To make matter woorse I developed a hard big lump on my cheek that been there for over two weeks now, its very deep and theres no tip or redness on it so i dont think its a pimple but i know its related somehow to the irritation ive been experiencing from the shaving rash.
I always put a warm/hot towel on my face before I shave to soften the hairs and I always shave following a shower, and afterwards I apply vitamin e cream but this is not helping. The only thing I do wrong is shave against the grain but in my case this is neccesary as my hair is so dark and coarse that if I dont shave against the grain it looks like I havent shaved at all. Any suggestions overcoming the razor burn or info about the hard lump would be apreciated.