Yes, After Shave Really Is Necessary

After Shave Really Is NecessaryRecently we have been receiving a lot of questions concerning after shave and its importance. The answer on whether or not an after shave is really necessary is a resounding yes, and there is one important reason why. A good after shave does more than leave a refreshing scent, it also tones and moisturizers your skin. After getting a smooth close shave with your safety razor, it only makes sense to slap on a refreshing after shave. This being said, the next common question is “which after shave should I use.”

Choosing an After Shave  

There are a few factors to consider before you rush out to buy the first after shave you see in the neighborhood drug store that can make a difference in your skin’s appearance. These can include,

The Scent

There are several scents to choose from, and the right one for you will depend on your personal preferences. There are also unscented after shaves for men than want to tone and hydrate their skin without the added fragrance. Unscented aftershaves are also great for men who already have a favorite cologne that they wear daily.

There are also aftershaves that are designed to be worn with specific men’s colognes, along with others that can be mixed and matched to create your own unique signature scent. Some of the popular men’s aftershaves in 2016 include,

  • Chrome by Loris Azzaro: crisp fruit and citrus notes
  • Good Life by Davidoff: notes of amber, lavender, and spices
  • Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren: sporty and warm floral notes
  • Nautica by Nautica: refreshing notes of safe, rose, lemon, sandalwood, and jasmine

Consider a Shaving Balm

Some men may find that an aftershave is simply too much for their skin, and prefer a soothing shaving balm. Not only is a shaving balm gentler on your sensitive skin, it also has a lighter scent that is easier to blend with your favorite cologne. There are some ingredients that you want to look for in a shaving balm, just to ensure that it is capable of soothing and moisturizing your skin. Some of these ingredients can include,

  • Aloe Vera extract
  • Lanolin oil
  • Vitamin E

Take Care of Your Skin

One of the reasons that you use a safety razor is for the smooth, close shave, and the fact that there is very little risk of embarrassing nicks and cuts. Since you’ve already taken the first step in improving your skin and its appearance, it only makes sense that you would want your complexion to looks its best. While an aftershave is the most popular choice, many men with sensitive skin are discovering the benefits of a soothing shaving balm. After applying one of these products after shaving for just a few days, you will definitely notice an improvement in your skin’s appearance.

We hope that this helps to answer your questions concerning the importance of skin care, and we look forward to reading any additional comments. We also encourage you to share this page with family and friends, and invite you to tell us your favorite skin care product.

Leo Flemming

About Leo Flemming

As a retired barber Leo has experience with all types of shavers, but his favorite has always been the classic safety razor. An avid collector of the elegant razors Leo is looking forward to sharing all of his knowledge with us, while he continues to help men stay well groomed and clean shaven. When Leo is not writing for us, you can often find him indulging his love of antiques at the local shops.

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