The Purpose of Aftershave

by Mer D'or Paris April 09, 2018

Only a few men use an aftershave as most men opt not to use them. For ladies, men using aftershave are more masculine and are definitely a turn on as they smell really good. But what is an aftershave? How do you choose the right product for you? What does it really do?

When we get out of the shower, this is the best time for a man to shave off any facial hair that he would like removed. During this period, the hair follicles become thicker as it has absorbed quite some water. As the follicles are thicker, the pores also become larger to adjust to the thicker hair. As we smooth on a pre shave oil, that enables the skin to be smoother for each glide of the razor to be seamless, and a shaving cream, to help us see which side of your face still needs a re-run, we then use our razor and make sure that each stroke will create a smoother finish. Once done, you rinse then get an aftershave and pat it over your face. So what does it do then? Is it only to make a man smell good after? Is it necessary to lather on an aftershave after wiping off you face clean of hair?

The purpose of the aftershave is to actually add an antibacterial layer on your skin as your open pores have come in contact with a razor that may have been filled with mid-life cycle bacteria. Meaning, the razor you have used may not be a new one, and having been used previously (as you don’t use razors only once) makes it a good home for bacterial growth. The aftershave clears out any bacteria that may be hanging on to your skin and additionally, seals out your pores that have enlarged due to your facial hair or beard. But is it ok to just use any aftershave you see in the supermarket?

The effectiveness of each aftershave accounts for the type of ingredient that is incorporated in the aftershave. One good ingredient is witch hazel. It does not only bring you a natural astringent effect to your pores, it also acts as a great anti-inflammatory solution to soothe out irritations and it gets rid of the aftershave sting. On top of it all, aside from a sure clean smooth surface, you also get the bonus of having a great smelling finish.

So when you get to buy your aftershave next time, read the label. It is always best to make sure that your health is never compromised.

Mer D'or Paris
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