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Do you need aftershave?

Posted by Quinn L.

08.31.23

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Do you need aftershave?

Do you need aftershave?

This blog is dedicated to the best part of any event: the afters. Like popping a bottle at 2 am, aftershave immediately brings the energy up and adds a little extra spice to your routine. It has its functional benefits as well. Whether you’re using it on your face, your neck, or your nethers, that post-shave dose can mean all the difference.

While this may be obvious, it must be said. Aftershave is designed to be applied immediately after shaving, acting as a soothing and protective agent for your skin. It serves to alleviate any discomfort caused by shaving, such as redness, razor burn, and irritation. Moreover, aftershave contributes to hydrating and moisturizing your skin, restoring its natural equilibrium.

More than a nice smell.

Some say aftershave is just a glorified cologne and that it’s not worth the cost. And we agree, if you’re pinching pennies, you should get more than a scent. A good aftershave means you do get more. Premium aftershaves are formulated with ingredients that actively address skin irritation and provide essential moisture. So it's not just about smelling good, it's about feeling good and maintaining healthy skin.

Thick skin needs love too.

While it's true that those with sensitive skin can particularly benefit from using aftershave, its significance is not limited to them. If that’s ever in doubt, just remember aftershave was invented in 1917, when faces were at their toughest. Regardless of what era your skin was grown in, no man is safe from the friction of a razor. Luckily, aftershave steps in to soothe and rejuvenate the skin, making it a valuable addition to grooming routines for all skin types.

All the benefits.

Ease razor burn and redness.

Even with shaving cream and a new razor, all the friction of shaving can take a toll on your face. The constant passing causes inflamed red patches that are remarkably uncomfortable. A good aftershave incorporates ingredients like aloe vera, witch hazel, and chamomile, which boast anti-inflammatory properties. These elements collaborate to calm the skin, reducing redness and relieving razor burn.

Fend off ingrown hairs.

Your hairs are begging to escape. Oppressed by a thin layer of skin, each follicle is looking for the light, trying to peek its head out and reach for the sun. However, sometimes those young growers get lost and bump into your impenetrable flesh. Instead of popping out cleanly, they begin to curl and fold on themselves. Those ingrown hairs are not only visually displeasing, showing up as pimples, but also are painful. Aftershave lights the way and helps those little guys find their way out by exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores. This ensures that hair can grow back unobstructed, minimizing the chances of it curling back into the skin.

Hydrate and moisturize.

Lather up. Shaving can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving your face looking like the Sahara—dry, cracked, and barren. A quick pat of aftershave can save the day. It hydrates the skin, sealing in moisture and promoting overall skin health. Then you can carry on, knowing your face is full of moisture, fresh, and clear. For another layer of comfort and rejuvenation, an additional coat of lotion wouldn’t hurt.

Protect.

Shaving creates a flurry of micro-cuts on the skin, rendering it susceptible to bacterial infections. While that sounds like one of the more brutal Mortal Combat fatalities, it’s actually just a small but preventable discomfort. To protect against these minute infections and irritations, aftershave has slight regenerative properties that help heal the aftermath of those tiny blades.

Aftershave for the lower regions.

Wherever you are on your body, if you take a razor to it, it needs an aftershave. Your delicate areas might even require special care. The skin down there is especially sensitive and prone to irritation. MANSCAPED® recognizes this need and offers a range of groin formulations crafted to address the unique requirements of your under area.

Soothe your sensitives.

Groin aftershave goes beyond traditional formulations to address irritation that can arise from shaving your sensitive areas. MANSCAPED® Crop Preserver® is a powerful moisturizing deodorant specifically designed to keep your boys hydrated and smelling good. This unique anti-chafing lotion features ingredients that help preserve the skin’s essential barrier and maintain all-day freshness with a velvety smooth finish. Think of it as your balls’ suit of armor.

Smell good, feel good.

The groin area is prone to sweat and odor, especially after shaving. Crop Reviver® ball spray toner is just what the doctor ordered for your buds below. Its soothing aloe and witch hazel extracts keep your high-friction areas cool, calm, and protected after a good shave. And with a smell that enchanting, it’s a shame your nose is so far away.

Choose your potion.

Here are factors to consider when choosing an aftershave:

Skin type

Your skin is unique—don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. When choosing your formula, make sure to find one that offers the specific benefits you need. Men with sensitive skin should choose an alcohol-free solution. If your skin is oily, then a lightweight, non-comedogenic mixture is the way to go.

Ingredients

Check for skin-friendly ingredients like aloe vera, glycerin, witch hazel, and essential oils. Avoid products with harsh chemicals or fragrances. Just go with something natural—plants are abundant with soothing properties.

Scent

This one’s all you. Pick one that smells good, because it’s going right below your nose.

The end of your shave, the start of your day.

Whether you’re a daily shaver or someone who goes for a yearly chop, aftershave deserves a place in your routine. It heals, softens, and smells good. Plus, it’s known to add a little extra pep to your day. The spritely tingle feels like a shot of adrenaline in the morning. So, like a doctor to a newborn, slap your cheeks and feel alive.

08.31.23

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