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Reasons to Use an Aftershave Balm

When you shave, do you finish up with aftershave balm or nothing? The state of health of your skin and face would depend largely on whether or not you use aftershave and the type you use. You may lose freshness and smoothness on your face as a result of not using an aftershave or using a form that’s not suited for your skin type. When you shave, you scrap your face with a razor, removing up to two layers of outer skin. This can be potentially damaging and irritating to your skin – removing the outer protective layers. Think of the possible consequences of this exposure – the germs, the irritations and all. Something else has to come in immediately...

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Is It Necessary To Use A Shaving Cream?

I get this question quite a lot. When I get asked this question, I always try to clarify what exactly is meant. Like, “are you asking if you could shave on a dry face?” or “are there alternatives to using a shaving that would be just as effective?” or both questions.  I’m secretly tempted to ask, “Do you have anything against shaving creams? Thankfully I don’t. For those who ask this, whether as a means to find out if dry shaving was ok, or in a search for more suitable alternatives, I hope I can be able to provide answers to satisfy you. What’s The Purpose of a Shaving Cream? The primary purpose of a shaving cream is to lubricate your face...

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Things to Consider Before Razor Shaving

Razor shaving is an art in itself. Firstly, you need to know a few basics to “successfully” shave with a razor (being unsuccessful of course means having to live with the discomforts of shaving with a razor) and secondly, your ability to properly apply the razor to your face elevates your appearance to something for GQ magazines. It is an art indeed. And like most arts, mastery of the fundamentals is essential to success in the long and the short-run. What are the things you need to know and take into consideration before putting that razor on your chin? Let’s look at a few. Shaving Requires Tools Apart from your razor, there are tools and utensils that complement the shaving...

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How to Properly Use a Shaving Cream

Razor burns, razor bumps (no, they aren’t the same thing), skin irritation and scarring – these are some of the undesirable effects of not using proper shaving techniques. Most guys are not new to these kinds of discomforts; in fact, a lot have come to accept it as an integral part of mature masculinity. It doesn’t have to be this way. What these guys mostly do not realize is that it is indeed possible to reduce or even totally eliminate these uncomfortable incidences by simply adopting the right shaving techniques – primary of which would be knowing how to properly use a shaving cream. So gentlemen, how do you shave? It matters how well you answer this question because it...

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Best Aftershave Balm Brands for Men

The fear of post-shave irritation can be very demoralizing for us. That is why despite our largely indifferent view on skin care products over their "girlishness", dudes that know what’s best for them have made aftershave balms an indispensable addition to the grooming kit. Even with flawless technique and cutting edge tools, guys know that you still need an aftershave to guarantee that smooth finish to your grooming efforts, make you smell good and of course help sooth all the burns, itching and every other post-shave problems. Now there are many after shave products out there, designed to meet your budget, lifestyle and your skin type and with those considerations, we scoured the grooming aisle for the best aftershaves that...

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