Many Options For Adding An After Shave Lotion

Shaving every day can take its toll on a man’s face; the repeated scraping of the razor takes the hairs off, but it also takes off the top layer of skin, a layer or two below, and can seriously dehydrate what is left. Especially with modern disposable safety razors where three, five, or more blades are scraping across the skin simultaneously, the loss of skin cells along with the hair can cause some unwanted effects such as dry and itchy skin and even roughening over the years.

There are a few ways to counter these effects, however, a step or two that most men skip to save thirty seconds in their morning routine and $30 on their quarterly budget. This step is using an after shave lotion or balm to moisturize and refresh the skin after a good, close shave.

Taking Hair and Skin

Whether a man chooses to shave in the shower or to shave afterwards in the mirror, the warm water and the scraping of the blades can do wonders for exfoliating the skin; removing dead and dying cells. However, too much and every day leaves the skin a little raw.

Razor burn is a common effect that can be avoided by using new, sharp blades and by using good, quality shaving cream or soap. However, hot water and soaps still do a great deal to dehydrate the skin, especially the top layer. To get the best, fullest glow of a freshly shaved and well cared for face, something more needs to be done; the skin must be moisturized with something it will soak up and enjoy.

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Shave Balms and Lotions

After shave balms and lotions come in many different kinds and styles; some are specifically designed for sensitive skin, which is most likely to feel the effects of razor burn. Shea butter and essential oils are common ingredients to help skin hydrate quickly and to counter any effects or feelings of razor burn.

Many after shave lotions are scented very subtly, a gentle alternative to aftershave if you feel those scents are too strong. They also come unscented, which simply means there are no added perfumes or scented oils. There is still a scent from the Shea butter and other oils in the lotion or cream, but they are much more subtle and will mix with your natural scent to make a pleasant, almost invisible presence.

Whether you are looking for something to take the last of the itching from razor burn away from your cheeks every morning, something to soften the effects of continued scraping with a sharp blade, or simply want to have a more healthy glow after each shave, adding after shave lotion, balm, or gel to moisturize your cheeks after having the hair and dead cells removed is a wonderful way to end your shaving routine.

There are options to suit every man, whether natural or enhancing, required or enjoyable, and reasons for anyone to consider a moisturizer to rejuvenate the skin each and every morning after the daily ritual of shaving.

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About Donna M.

Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.