An aftershave is usually manufactured in the form of a gel or lotion. It is mainly used by men to thwart infect infections that could start from skin cuts right after shaving. This is because aftershaves contain ingredients, such as alcohol, that provide antiseptic benefits. But though this may be sufficient to make aftershaves a must for all shavers, modern products are now made with many other “features” aside disinfection.
First off, modern aftershaves now contain some type of perfume. Whether the product is cheap or expensive, most probably, it has perfume in it for scent enhancement. In fact, the perfume itself has now even become somewhat of a crucial component that shoppers look for. It has even become so important that several of these products have fashion designer names on them, such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, among many others.
Aside from perfume, aftershaves of today also contain moisturizers. As we know, moisturizers soften the skin after a fresh shave, and that is a benefit all shavers can use. These products are obviously no longer restricted to their original purpose.
In addition, packaging is among the things that make aftershaves different from one another. Of course, packaging on its own will have no effect on what an aftershave can do to your skin. But somehow, when you like how your aftershave looks or feels, you tend to use it regularly instead of just leaving it in a corner of your dresser (this happens to many shavers).
In any case, an aftershave can come in handy for different people for different reasons. Some just want to smell great, while others are after the product’s antiseptic protection. Regardless of our reason or reasons for getting an aftershave, make sure you choose the right product for you. A little homework will get you far. Study your skin and know what options you have.
Lastly, there’s the question of whether anyone can use an aftershave. So are they right for all people? Basically, anyone who has sensitivity issues or is allergic to witch hazel or any other ingredients in the product, should not use aftershave. As well, if your skin is prone to breaking out, use less products to prevent clogging of pores. A cooling gel cream that moisturizes and soothes freshly shaved skin is a good alternative. Again, just a little research can help you determine which type and brand will work best for you, depending on your skin type. Pay attention to product reviews, but stick to independent consumer websites instead of marketing websites which are biased.