Smelling good is as important as looking good, which makes aftershave a vital part of the shaving process. Making use of an aftershave balm or signature scent can help any man feel relaxed and at their best.
So, how do you use aftershave? How do you apply it and where do you spray it?
Luckily for you, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to aftershave, including why it can burn when you apply it, and what aftershave lotions and balms are…
What is Aftershave?
Aftershave is applied to the skin after shaving – its job is to soothe and nourish the skin post-shave to help reduce irritation and the appearance of razor burn and razor bumps.
The term aftershave is sometimes used to describe scented eau de Cologne and eau de toilettes, aftershave’s primary job is to calm skin irritation; however, aftershave is scented to make the experience of using it pleasant.
What is the difference between aftershave and eau de toilette?
One of the benefits of using aftershave is that it will leave you smelling great for a few hours, but this is not its core purpose – its purpose is to hydrate and nourish the skin. Eau de toilette, on the other hand, is one of the strongest types of scents you can buy and its main purpose is to last throughout the day.
What are aftershave balms and lotions?
Aftershave balms and lotions are moisturisers that aim to hydrate the skin and help to reduce the after effects of shaving such as, dryness and irritation. Simply put, aftershave balms and lotions help speed up the recovery process after shaving.
What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Moisturiser?
While both are milder than their spray alternative, our Aftershave Moisturiser still contains some alcohol, although much less than you’d find in a spray.
Our Aftershave Balm is slightly weaker than our Aftershave Moisturiser, as it’s specially designed for men with rough or sensitive skin and doesn’t contain any alcohol.