Natural Aftershave For Men

April 13, 2017

Natural Aftershave for Men

Natural Aftershave for Men

Truth: A man needs only the essentials for a perfect grooming routine. So, what are the best aftershave products for men? Those that aren't costly, have natural ingredients and don't smell too floral.

Here are the main factors you want to consider when choosing an aftershave for your grooming routine: An aftershave should be gentle on skin, have natural ingredients, be hydrating (nothing that feels dry afterward), and shouldn't break the bank.

Whatever your choice, using aftershave does make a difference in how your skin responds after the daily shave. Using it will make your routine more pleasant, and dare we say, even fun.

Here are some of the best aftershaves on the market we recommend:

Nivea Men's Sensitive Post Shave Balm

An affordable and easy-to-find product, this aftershave is designed for men with, especially sensitive skin. Most users gave it a high rating, probably due to its many natural ingredients: vitamin E, provitamin B5 and chamomile extract. This aftershave balm is perfect for razor burns and is a good beginner's aftershave.

Korres Marigold and Ginseng After Shave Balm

This popular aftershave balm contains a mixture of aloe vera (a plant long known for its burn-soothing properties) and witch hazel extract. Another ingredient of this aftershave balm, ginseng has been used for thousands of years for vitality and skin longevity and firmness. And who doesn't want to look younger?

DIY Natural Aftershave

You may decide to make your own natural aftershave, but before raiding your girlfriend's essential oils cabinet, keep in mind that your concoction must do three major things:

  1. Have an antiseptic ingredient for killing germs
  2. Moisturize your skin
  3. Close your pores, blocking dirt and oil from getting in

An easy one is this DIY witch hazel aftershave liquid, which combines the following:

  • 1 cup of witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
  • 6 drops of orange oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil

Simply mix together all of the above ingredients and save it in a spray bottle.

Natural Coconut Oil Balm

This is for the few good men who want to go all-out organic. Just take some virgin coconut oil, apply a tiny dab to your fingertips, and massage directly onto the skin of your face. It's easy, fast and efficient. If you are living in a colder climate, you may have to warm up the oil and liquidize it before applying. You can also mix a few drops of oil with your favorite astringent for a more liquid, easy-to-apply DIY aftershave.

Best Practices for Using Aftershave

Founder of Miami Skin Institute Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, cited by AskMen, recommends that men with oily skin use astringent solution, while those prone to dry skin use the lotion. "In addition, newer formulations also contain anti-aging ingredients like growth factors and Vitamin C," he adds.

To apply aftershave is easy: Rub the drop of product onto your hands and massage onto a wet skin surface. It only takes a few seconds, but the extra time spent on your daily grooming routine is worth it.

For Straight-razor-shaving Beginners

If it's your first time to use an impeccably sharp, straight razor, have no fear. We provide the best straight razors for men out there. Straight razors are even great for styling beards and mustaches -- the perfect combo of manliness and finesse!