Shaving can strip more than just the hair off your face – it can extract the shards from the top layer of your skin.
Shaving is mostly clean, but it leaves the skin vulnerable to irritation. The tiny cuts that shaving makes will provide an entry point for bacteria.
And that’s precisely why you can backfire on shaving. Luckily, there’s a solution – and it comes in the form of a substance you’re still pretty curious about as of now. You probably missed aftershave every time you trimmed or shaved your face. Here’s why you may like to start using it.
Aftershave is a must-have product for men who shave every day, particularly those with mildly sensitive skin.
Today, we want to concentrate on using aftershave, how much you can use it, and where it blends into the broader part of your grooming routine.
What is an aftershave?
Aftershave is more relevant than you would realize to your skincare regimen, providing hydration and protection. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the questions we’re frequently asked about aftershave, why you need it to find the right one for your face.
Aftershave has been a feature of everyday shaving for a long time, sealing the skin after being shaved. In the past, aftershave was an astringent alcohol solution that created an extreme burn when added to the skin. While some of today’s aftershaves come with alcohol, many items now contain various alternative ingredients targeted at helping different skin problems.
Do you need aftershave?
The aftershave aims to re-hydrate the skin once you’ve shaved, basically after the shave. Shaving will dry the skin and make it feel stiff and even a little bit hairy—this awkward sensation triggered by a lack of moisture in the skin.
In years gone by, men will hit their faces with a little cologne and call it an “aftershave.” You can apply poor skincare to the list as well. Not only is it a needlessly unpleasant way to start the day, but alcohol also dries out the face, leading to the sensation of post-shave irritation.
Today, we realize that we need to be gentler and more attentive to our skin, significantly if it’s freshly shaved, by adding moisture back to the skin with a hydrating solution to leave the skin feeling smooth, relaxing, and moisturized.
How to use aftershave daily?
Using an aftershave sets you up for success. A solid aftershave splash or balm is supposed to be the final of your shave, so it’s almost as good as the shave itself. Ensure you set up a proper groom session with pre-shave spray, high-quality shave cream, and a good shaver that provides an irritation-free shave. Aftershave helps correct a bad shave, but a decent shave bolsters it to function at its best.
You can also apply it generously to your skin. After you wipe off your shaving cream with a cool splash of water to close the pores but not hot water, thoroughly dry your face and apply a small amount of aftershave balm or a teaspoon or two to your lip. Make sure to scatter it uniformly over your face and body, reaching every inch you’ve shaved. Mind, aftershave is concentrated, and a little bit goes a long way.