After shaving, many men reach for a traditional aftershave, which can irritate sensitive skin. An aftershave balm might be a better option. Balms provide a thick coating of moisture to protect and soothe freshly shaven skin. They contain minimal fragrance and no alcohol, which means they don’t sting when you put them on. Introduce an aftershave balm to your morning routine for a smoother complexion and more comfortable experience.
Things You'll Need
Run your hands under cold running water, then gently pat your clean-shaven skin to close your pores. Gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Pour a quarter-sized amount of aftershave balm into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together gently to emulsify the product.
Gently massage the balm into the just-shaven area, using upward, circular motions to help the product absorb quickly.
Allow the visible aftershave to sink into your skin on its own, which may take from three to five minutes.
Select an aftershave balm with soothing properties such as aloe vera and chamomile for best results.
References and ResourcesGQ: Put Your Best Face Forward: How to Get a Better Shave
Shaving 101: What is The Difference Between Aftershave Splash and Balm?