I do not suffer from the red monster, but I was thinking about how people prevent pimples when shaving. I do have a few (about ten on my face, yes I counted) and I wanted to know how to reduce them. I use a facial scrub and Clearasil. After I switched to DE shaving (a little over a week ago) I noticed a reduction, but some keep coming back. I am also not sure if bumps on my neck are razor bumps or pimples. They were there prior to making the switch and are there now. How can you distinguish between them? How long should razor bumps take to go away ?