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Benefits of Aftershave

If you're like most guys, you probably think of aftershave as nothing more than a way to make your face smell good. But did you know that aftershave can actually do a lot more for your skin?

In this blog post, we'll take a look at the different benefits of aftershave and why you should be using it. We'll also give you some tips on how to choose the right aftershave for your skin type. Trust us, your skin will thank you!

Why you should use aftershave

If you want to look your best, using aftershave is a must. Not only does it tighten and revitalize your skin after a shave, it also protects it from environmental damage. Here are four reasons why you should use aftershave every time you shave:

  1. It Moisturizes Your Skin

Aftershave contains ingredients that help to moisturize your skin, keeping it hydrated and looking healthy. This is especially important if you have dry or sensitive skin, as shaving can often leave your skin feeling dry and irritated.

  1. It Protects Your Skin

As well as moisturizing your skin, aftershave also contains ingredients that protect it from the environment. This includes both everyday environmental pollutants and the sun’s harmful UV rays (but only if the aftershave contains SPF).

  1. It Prevents Ingrown Hairs

If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, using aftershave can help to prevent them. Aftershave helps to exfoliate your skin, which prevents dead skin cells from clogging up your hair follicles and causing ingrown hairs.

  1. It Makes You Smell Good!

Last but not least, aftershave simply makes you smell good! Whether you prefer a fresh, clean scent or something more musky, there’s an aftershave out there for everyone.

The different benefits of aftershave

There are many benefits of using aftershave, both for the skin and for the overall appearance of a man. Aftershave can help to tighten and revitalize the skin after shaving, as well as moisturize and protect it from environmental damage. In addition, aftershave can also make a man smell good.

One of the most important benefits of aftershave is that it helps to protect the skin from razor burn. Razor burn is a common problem that can occur after shaving, and it is caused by the razor blades irritating the skin. Aftershave can help to soothe the skin and prevent razor burn from occurring.

In addition to these benefits, aftershave can also help to make a man smell good. Many aftershaves contain essential oils that provide a pleasant scent. The scent of aftershave can help to boost a man's confidence and make him feel more attractive.

How to choose the right aftershave for you

There are so many aftershaves out there! How do you know which one is right for you? The first thing to consider is your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, you'll want to choose an aftershave that is designed for sensitive skin. We highly recommend this aftershave from Proraso.

Proraso Refreshing Aftershave Balm, glass bottle with white label and white liquid inside, dr. mike's shaving emporium proraso aftershave balm

 If you have dry skin, you'll want to choose an aftershave that is designed to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Like this aftershave from Soap Commander.

Once you've considered your skin type, you'll also want to think about the scent of the aftershave. Some aftershaves are very fragrant, while others are more subtle. Consider what kind of scent you prefer and choose an aftershave accordingly.

Finally, you'll also want to think about the ingredients in the aftershave. Some aftershaves contain alcohol, which can be drying to the skin. If you have dry skin, you'll want to avoid aftershaves with alcohol. You'll also want to look for aftershaves that contain natural ingredients that are beneficial for the skin, such as aloevera.

The aftershaves that we carry at Dr. Mike’s Shaving Emporium are made out of top of the line ingredients. We care about our customers and will not stock anything that did not pass our high quality control standards. Rest assured, we have used and tested every product that we carry. 

Choosing the right aftershave can be a bit of trial and error. However, by considering your skin type, the scent you prefer, and the ingredients in the aftershave, you can narrow down your choices and find an aftershave that works well for you.

The best aftershaves for different skin types

As mentioned above, finding the aftershave for you can be a bit tricky since you have to take so many factors under consideration. However, identifying your skin type and scent profile, taking into account any allergies and sensitivities can help a lot. We have customers who are vegan and will not use any products with animal fat. Others are allergic to coconut and gluten and can not use aftershaves with coconut oil or gluten byproduct. Some have extremely picky skin that can go from dry to oily overnight and need to adjust accordingly. 

Zingari Man Rescue Potion in a round bottle with green label and black pump top, dr.mike's shaving emporium aftershave oil

If you have dry skin, you'll want to avoid aftershaves with alcohol, as they can dry out your skin even more. Instead, look for aftershaves with hydrating ingredients like glycerin or aloevera. You might also want to consider using an aftershave balm instead of a traditional splash-on aftershave. Balms and intensive repair oils such as Rescue Potion from Zingari Man are a good option for dry skin and skin that’s prone to eczema, psoriasis, and general dryness.

If you have sensitive skin, you'll need to be extra careful when choosing an aftershave. Avoid aftershaves with fragrances or other harsh chemicals, as these can irritate your skin. Instead, look for hypoallergenic and fragrance-free aftershaves. If you don’t mind a bit of fragrance, check out this aftershave from Proraso

Noble Otter Black tea and vanilla aftershave splash in a brown bottle with gray and gold label showing an otter in a top hat

If you have oily skin, you'll want to avoid aftershaves that are too heavy or greasy. If you have oily skin, stay away from balms and oils, but do check out our collection of aftershave splashes! Five by Eleven is one of our most popular scents. Black Tea and Vanilla from Noble Otter is another popular scent. Look for light, oil-free formulas that won't clog your pores. You might also want to consider using an astringent toner after shaving, regardless of your skin type. There are aftershaves that already incorporate astringent; however, we recommend investing in a good alum block. This will help remove any residual oils or debris from your pores and prepare your skin for the aftershave application.

Wrapping up

When it comes to aftershave, there are many benefits that make it worth using. Not only can it help protect the skin from razor burn, but it can also make a man smell good. Aftershave can helps tighten and revitalize the skin after shaving, as well as moisturize and protect it from environmental damage. With so many benefits, it's no wonder that aftershave is a popular choice for many men. When choosing an aftershave, be sure to consider your skin type and the scent you prefer. You may need to experiment with different aftershaves to find the one that works best for you, but by considering these factors, you can narrow down your choices and find the perfect aftershave for your needs.