It’s all down to personal preference, but if you fancy a change or don’t currently use any kind of post-shave product, here’s a little insight into the pros and cons of balms vs lotions:
How to Use Aftershave Lotion
To get the most from your aftershave lotion, start by applying just a few drops to your hand, then gently pat (rather than rub) the lotion onto your face and neck. Allow it to settle on your skin and it will work its magic. If your aftershave lotion is a spray rather than a cream, you’ll still need to apply it in the same way.
Most aftershaves contain alcohol to help disinfect and refresh your skin, but be mindful of the ingredients if you have especially sensitive skin.
Remember that different types of aftershave have different scents, so think about what you’re comfortable smelling like for the rest of the day before you buy or apply an aftershave lotion!
What Does Aftershave Balm Do?
Aftershave balm works in the same way as aftershave lotion, but it can be a lot gentler to apply to your skin. If you have sensitive skin, we’d always recommend going for a balm over a lotion to help prevent any stinging.
Apply just a small amount of aftershave balm to your hands. Gently rub it, then apply it to your face, working from top to bottom – don’t forget your neck either!
Balms can feel kinder to your skin because they don’t tend to contain alcohol, but always check the ingredients list before you buy to make sure you’re giving your skin the level of care it deserves.
Get into Good Post-Shave Habits
Try to get into the habit of taking just a few minutes every day to care for your skin after shaving. Whether you usually shave in the morning or at night, you’re at home or on holiday, it’s vital to give your face and neck a little extra TLC afterwards. Cleanse, moisturise and soothe your skin to keep it looking and feeling smooth and fresh.