danielryan saidI would advise you to consult your dermatologist.
This was excellent advice...personally, just in case I would do it. I have my process down below if you want to take a look...
I too have sensitive skin prone to razor bumps if i do not do the following things...mind you doing this takes about an hour or more - but I will only have to shave once per week) and yes I do follow this every week.
Cleansing Face Wash First (Kiehls)
Scrubbing face Wash Second (Kiehls)
This warms up and exfoliates the skin - It also apparently helps to push out the hairs making them easier to cut. It will also smooth and soften your skin.
Warm your razor under warm water. After you rinse your face, you may even want to have a warm compress to put on the area that you are getting ready to shave to make sure it is as warm as possible.
4 Blade Razor (disposables work very well for me - but some people like other kinds)
Shave Oil - (any kind is normally good as long as it does not leave skin TOO oily)
Shave cream (AVEENO sensitive skin w/ oatmeal is very good)
Apply shave oil to skin and hair along shaving area first - then the shaving cream. Next warm your razor and clean it out for about 15-20 seconds under warm - hot water to get the blades heated up. Shave - It is recommended that most shave with the grain DOWNWARD to minimize bumps - however we are all snowflakes and may have different grains. However, I have noticed that shaving downward DRASTICALLY reduces iritation and bumps. Also shave the same area twice - this sounds weird - but it will help in getting missed hairs and making your face as hair free as possible. Keep the water warm during this time and rinsing.
Post shave (this is where I am different from many others)
-Cold Compress - this will help close any bleeders and pores quickly as well as reduce the likelihood of razor bumps. Do not ask me why but this works.
-Face mask...super gay - I know but I use Kiehl's rare earth face mask to help keep my pores as clean and clear as possible - again to minimize razor bumps. I leave it on for about 20 minutes or until my face feels like it can not move. lol.
Finally, I shower. No details needed here. But needless to say you do not need to do an extreme face wash here - a mild soap will be just fine.
I use a mild toner (Neutrogena) to clear as well as to help close the pores and make my skin radient.
Finally, I use a light moisturizer with salicylic (sp?) acid (kiehls or neutrogena).
The entire process takes exactly one hour but after my skin feels incredible, looks incredible, and I will only have to shave once a week. I actually never wrote my process out before and just realized how "intense" (or maybe insane) it is.
In a nutshell...
Scrubbing face wash
Shave again (lightly to get missed spots)