The Importance of Aftershave for Protecting Your Skin
Aftershave is more important to your skincare routine than you might think, offering hydration and protection. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the questions we often get asked about aftershave, from why you need it to finding the best one for your skin.
Aftershave has long been a staple of the daily shave, sealing the skin after it’s been razored. In the past, aftershave was an astringent alcohol solution that caused an intense sting when applied to the face. Although alcohol is still used some of today’s aftershaves, many products now contain a wide range of different ingredients aimed at helping various skin issues.
Do I need aftershave?
In years gone by, men would slap a bit of cologne on their faces and call that an “aftershave”. We all know the stereotype of recreating the Macaulay Culkin Home Alone scream. Well, questionable parenting wasn’t the only thing Kevin McCallister’s dad was guilty of. You can also add bad skincare to the list. Not only is it a needlessly painful way to start the day but alchol actually dries out the skin adding to a feeling of post shave discomfort.
Today we understand that we have to be more gentle and caring to our skin, especially if it’s freshly shaved, by adding moisture back with a hydrating formula to leave the skin feeling soft, soothed and moisturised.
What is the difference between a cologne and an aftershave?
When it comes to which is better for your skin – aftershave is your best bet. Depending on the brand and ingredients, it can offer hydration, smoothness, and protection against the elements your skin faces every day.
What is the purpose of aftershave balm?
Got sensitive skin? No worries – we’ve got you covered with our Sensitive Aftershave Balm. It’s got another collection of skin-loving ingredients, including oat oil harvested in the UK which is great for softening skin, and sustainably-sourced baobab oil to help bring intense moisture to even the most sensitive skin. 90% of men we asked said it left their skin feeling soothed – can’t argue with that!
Can I use aftershave balm as a moisturiser?
What is the best aftershave balm?
Obviously, we love our own aftershave balms. We offer a fantastic all round aftershave in our Original Aftershave Balm, and a little something for sensitive shavers in the form of our Sensitive Aftershave Balm. Why not try one out and see if it can help you face the day with smooth, healthy-looking skin?