Boils from shaving
Hey all, I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this. I'm a twice-a-week shaver with a fairly light beard, but I've been struggling with boils almost as long as I've been shaving (about ten years). I started out with an electric razor, but then switched to a traditional razor hoping that it would solve the problem. Although my skin has cleared up considerably over the past few years, the boils are still recurring, and I can't seem to figure out why.
They mostly crop up on my chin and jawline, and occasionally my neck, but very rarely occur anywhere else on my face. I always shower and clean my face thoroughly before shaving, both with and against the grain, which generally doesn't pose a problem except in those affected areas. Has anyone else had a problem like this? If so, what sort of measures did you take to resolve it?