i use a rusty butterknife.
yeah I keep my pores open to but I use some shea butter and heirloom botanicals (earth) on my face instead of shaving cream....and I havent had bumps ever since....
I have always had oily skin. When I was a teenager, I hated it because of the issues with pimples. And, all that bergamot grease moms used to smear in my hair certainly didn't help the situation.
But, now I am in my 50s and, every time I pass an older person, with dry skin approaching the texture of shoe leather, I think God for my "curse" of oily skin. I avoid anything that dries out [aka, kills] facial skin cells, which is why I do not use after-shave lotion. Instead, I shave about every other day with a twin blade disposable razor and, afterwards, I pat on Noxzema, leave it on for a couple of minutes, and then pat it off gently. Noxzema is a healthier, yet still antiseptic, alternative to alcohol-based after-shave.
Hey, Sistah Destee
Destee, I know for my brother, who wears afros little and medium, they look so nice on him, anyways, the man that specialized in afros who did my brothers hair told him not to shave in the regular way and to use an electric shaver so that he didn't get bumps on his face. My brother did that and he doesn't have bumps on his face.
Let's just face it, black ppls hair is more course than white peoples. It's the way that the hair folicles are shaped and how they grow out that causes the bumps.
Anyhow, I was feeling you when you said this.
I use some shaving clippers,before i shave i wash my hands with soap and rub the soap on my face this usually helps me aviod the bumps,that i would get if i just shaved.
My father had horrible skin from shaving so i hope i don't end up with that kind of skin as well.