Thanks for checking back with us to look at A Beginner’s Guide to Serious Shaving - Part 2. This is the part that seals the deal to a serious shave routine.
If you missed Part 1, we discussed pre-shave oil and the benefits it provides the skin, then dove into the process of how to use it properly. There’s a lot of really good information in there, so it’s definitely worth a quick read! If you’re a returning reader, let’s get started...
The After Shave Process
Ever get a tight feeling in your skin after you’ve just finished shaving? It feels a bit like sunburn? That’s what we all call razor burn. For some it may only last a few minutes, but others may experience visible redness and skin irritation for hours or days. No matter how long it lasts, it’s not a fun experience. It’s not a necessary experience, either. So what’s the answer? An all-natural post shave balm, of course.
Again, when trying any new product, it’s important to research your skin type and product ingredients before you make your purchase, and always test the product on a small area of skin before applying it to your entire face.
An all-natural post shave balm has tons of benefits for your skin:
- Cools and hydrates skin
- Acts as a protective barrier in areas that may have been nicked during shaving, allowing them to heal more quickly
- No stinging sensation like most aftershave products
- Alleviates common skin irritation caused by shaving
- Reduces bacteria that live on the skin
It’s also very easy to use. After shaving, rinse your face and pat dry, then massage the balm into your skin in small, upward circles until it is fully absorbed. You will notice your face feeling clean, smooth, well moisturized, and NOT irritated. The soothing sensation these balms provide is what you want if you’re getting that tight, burning sensation after shaving. It’s officially time to say goodbye to razor burn when post shave balm comes into the routine.
That wraps up our two part shaving series for those looking to get serious with their shave. Luckily, the shaving world has lots of great products to offer those looking to add some extra (but highly recommended and very beneficial) steps to their routine. There’s no shame in self care, folks.
If you’re on the hunt for some new shaving products, be sure to check out our Shave Collection to see what we have to offer!