It took me awhile to realize that aftershave actually serves a purpose. I think this scene in Home Alone single handedly managed to wipe out an entire generation of potential aftershave users. All of us basically became conditioned to think aftershave is cologne…only super painful.
Believe it or not, it does serve a purpose and a useful one which you should consider adding to your morning shave routine to keep your facial skin looking good. A solid aftershave will:
- Soothe and moisturize your skin – Shaving is a really rough chore and, even if using a modern day cartridge razor, can still do damage to your face if not done correctly
- Help manage any inflammation from skin burn – Oftentimes, wreckless shaving can rip off the top layer of your skin so a good aftershave will help to manage it
- Leave you smelling good
After trying a variety of different aftershave brands over the years, I still keep coming back to Proraso. It does all the above extremely well while leaving your face with a nice tingling sensation and a refreshing but mild scent. The bottle is inexpensive and will last you years, even with daily use.