thanks for query. What has happened is contact allergy to the soap and brush . But one year a pretty long time, by this time your skin should have become normal. I think there is something still being used by you who irritate you skin and does not allow it to become normal. Please look for it. Apply some moisturizes every time you shave, apply sun screen lotion when you go out in sun. Please take good health diet.Try taking anti allergic tablets for a week or so.If this does not help please get in touch with skin specialist.
Wishing you good health.
It is not possible for contact dermatitis to persist for one year. Either you are in constant contact with the allergen (soap, creams, shaving foams etc) or it can be due to rosacea. Rosacea is a medical condition presenting with redness, swelling, discoloration and sometimes pimples and dry skin over the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
The exact cause of rosacea is not known. The basic process seems to involve dilation of the small blood vessels of the face. To confirm the diagnosis get an examination done from a dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.