For men out there embarking on their journey to shaving or for those experienced, expert-level groomers. Here are a few tips on how to best use aftershave to get the most out of your purchase.
Step one, which one after that you should choose. The good news is that there is no solid answer to this. The bad news is that it can take a little experimentation until you find the right ones for you. We all wear aftershave to smell and feel great so take your time and find a scent that makes you feel better when you wear it. It should help you feel more confident, even if it’s just a little.
Having a second opinion also helps. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see (or smell) our own faults so ask a partner, friend or relative if they think some smells work on you … you could go and stand in a crowd of strangers and see if they are moving away from you. if all else fails (that would be a bad sign and you should definitely change colognes!).
After you have chosen the scent the next question is when should you wear it. Obviously there are the aftershaves that are used after shaving. After shaving, put aftershave on. Do this by cleansing your skin, shaving carefully to avoid any breakouts and once done, use a small amount of aftershave (You can use the Balm or Splash versions depending on what your skin needs) ) evenly on your hands and lean on newly shaved skin. Try not to rub. If you cut yourself, don’t worry. You can still apply after that. In fact, due to the high alcohol content in aftershaves they provide an antiseptic action that helps kill any bacteria that may be present … it will sting nevertheless watch out (You’ve seen Home Alone, right?)
Sometimes, though, you might want to sprinkle a little on to help complete a look and maybe give yourself that little edge when it comes to attracting someone special. It may sound silly but would you rather be close to someone who smells good or bad. I assume the answer is good, so assume that if you smell nice, people will find it a little more pleasant to be around. The key is size control. Don’t go crazy. We would recommend a couple sprays on your wrist, rubbing them together and then dab just behind your ears. This creates a subtle and attractive scent that seems to lie around you and hopefully makes it a more pleasant experience to be near you. Don’t be one of those overbearing, bottled-up people who are urging eye water that has far too much of the stuff going on. Less really can be more.
When it comes to buying aftershave there are countless options. You could try relatively unknown brands or reproductions that are cheap and claim to give the same results as the original but when applying anything on your skin, it may be best to stick to the brands tried, loved and dearly loved, we all know them. With cheaper or simulated aftershaves you may smell right at first but fade quickly. Choose brands you can trust and have proven to supply.
Whatever you choose, choose something that works for you. Like many things in life, it’s up to you to decide what’s best for you. So take your time and enjoy the process. Start your search for the perfect aftershave for you because once you find the perfect one, you may find that it’s with you for a very long time – definitely worth investing time.