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What Is After Shave Balm & How To Choose The Right One For You?
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What Is After Shave Balm & How To Choose The Right One For You?

Aftershave Balm - What is Aftershave Balm?

Most men like aftershaves since after shave balms or aftershave fragrances give a fresh finish to the daily shave. The aftershave “invention” were first introduced in barbershops for hygienic reasons. Barbers often used high concentrated alcohol splashes as antiseptics to kill the bacteria and reduce the transmission of illnesses from one customer to another. 

This splashing on aftershaves turned into practical purpose and then became a tradition that men of that time picked up really quickly. In this shaving guide, you will learn the basics about after shave products and how to use them. 

3 Different Kinds of Gels, Balms and Lotions:

Aftershaves are of three types, gels, balms, and lotions. They are more about skincare and its maintenance rather than anything else. Along with having antiseptic abilities, their main purpose is to moisturize, soothe and regenerate your skin after shaving. 

Unlike all other products used when you shave, aftershaves come with very long-lasting effects as they aren’t wiped off instantly. A few aftershaves come with scents, a few have herbal extracts and some essential oils, while others have higher alcohol content. So let’s get to know more about the shaving balm. 

What Is an After Shave Balm?

Aftershave balms may be highly marketed as shaving items, but they are more like skincare items. Most balms have alcohol, but the ideal ones don’t have them; alcohol-free balms replace alcohol and natural ingredients such as essential oils. They are ideally and equally antiseptic but do not bring on any dryness.

How to use Aftershave Balm – Dr. Mir

Courtesy of Dr Tabasum Mir

As balms have very little alcohol or none, they aren’t dehydrating as lotions and splashes. Balms are suggested for men with dry skin or sensitive ones. These balms are mostly used in the winter months when there is very little moisture in the air and skin is prone to get dry. 

Balms have oils and water to help moisturize the skin without leaving an oily residue. Just like balms, aftershave gels also have a lower content of alcohol as compared to lotions. A few of them don’t have alcohol, which is preferred. This the basics of an aftershave balm, and you should be ready to choose the right one for you and start using them with beneficial results.

Using Shaving Balm:

After shaving or even before bedtime, you can pat some aftershave balm on your face and neck. Make sure you don’t apply it to your eye area. Then let it dry. You aren’t supposed to wash it off. Hence you are good to go. 

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An aftershave must nourish, soothe and moisturize your skin and help skin cell stimulation and regeneration while maintaining a clean and healthy skin. 

Check the product labels very carefully, as you should be looking for natural ingredients and stay far away from dyes or synthetic fragrances. These items might cause your skin to get allergic reactions; hence a balm will protect you from these harmful effects.

This is the main basics about after shaving balms to make sure your skin doesn’t react every time you shave. Make sure you choose the best aftershave balms available with authentic ingredients.

Your face is a risky place to experiment with cheap products, synthetic ingredients or choices harmful for your skin and face.

SAUVAGE GROOMING Clean and Care Shaving Ritual

Courtesy of Sauvage Grooming Line – After Shave Balm
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