Shaving (without the best products) is often an attack on your skin. Cuts, irritation or tiny cuts can be caused by a razor. It is therefore important to soothe and hydrate your skin as soon as possible. Of course extra important if you have sensitive skin and feel like your skin is on fire.
Important to extinguish that fire is a good aftershave balm. Of course, aftershave has long been known in the world of men's facial care . It is used to care for and invigorate your face. It's time to take a closer look at the aftershave balm variant.
What does aftershave balm do?
You may be wondering, ' What is aftershave ' and 'what exactly does it do?' An aftershave balm has soothing and invigorating properties. Thanks to the ingredients present, you soothe, hydrate and care for (dry) skin that has lost its protective layer due to shaving . Aftershave balm also helps wounds heal faster.
By using a good aftershave balm without alcohol you can prevent that chapped feeling, redness and other skin irritations after shaving. Men with sensitive skin benefit most from an aftershave balm without fragrance ingredients.
Benefits of aftershave balm:
- Calms and hydrates the skin
- Prevents a burning sensation
- Caring ingredients nourish the skin
- Prevents skin irritation after shaving
- Helps razor burn heal faster
- Prevents shiny skin
- It gives a refreshing feeling
Note: We do not recommend buying aftershave if you have sensitive skin. The alcohol in particular causes a special burning sensation and a very dry irritated skin as a result. Therefore, always use aftershave balm without alcohol and perfume.
How do you use aftershave balm?
After shaving, hold your hands under cold running water and dab your just shaved skin with it. The cold water closes your pores. Then gently dry the face with a soft towel. Pour (or drop) enough aftershave balm into your palm and rub the substance into your hands and then massage it over the freshly shaved skin.
Apply the good aftershave balm with circular movements and you will notice that the aftershave balm is quickly absorbed by your skin without sticking. Depending on the amount you use, it will absorb into the skin within 3 to 5 minutes. Especially with sensitive skin, buying an aftershave balm with added aloe vera or chamomile ingredients is the best choice.
Which aftershave balm is right for me?
If your skin is hypersensitive and dries out quickly, it is therefore important to also use an aftershave balm without fragrance ingredients.
So it depends on what type of skin you have and whether you are a fan of a scented aftershave balm. Although the perfume is generally quite soft. Your dry skin will mainly be happy with the nurturing and natural ingredients such as:
- Jojoba oil
- Chamomile (extracts)
- Argan oil
- Aloe vera
- Wheat germ oil
- coconut oil
- Tea tree oil
There are also very nice combinations with high-quality shaving soap and aftershave balm that complement each other perfectly in terms of care and fragrance experience. For example, it is very nice to combine a shaving soap with a sandalwood oil with an aftershave balm with the same scent.
If you don't suffer from sensitive skin, you can of course also buy a good aftershave to refresh and disinfect your skin after shaving. Then apply a nourishing face cream and you can go back to it all day long.