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Old Spice Original Vs Classic (Don’t Be Fooled by the Knockoffs!)

My first experience with Old Spice Original Aftershave came from my grandfather when I was just a little boy. He always had a bottle of that aftershave sitting on his bathroom sink, and I remember thinking that Old Spice just smelled like my grandfather. I still use Old Spice from time to time after shaving, …

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What Are the Best Scents for Aftershave? [10 Popular Fragrances]

Type “aftershave” into a search box and hundreds of options appear. Where do you start? How do you find your perfect scent? You can buy a bunch and see which one strikes your olfactory nerve, or you can start with our “Best Scents” guide to narrow your search. The best scents for aftershave are light …

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Alum Block Vs Aftershave (Pros, Cons, and Practical Advice)

If you are new to the wet shaving world or even a seasoned pro, you may wonder if it’s best to use an alum block or an aftershave post-shave. Actually, you don’t have to choose. The difference between an alum block and an aftershave is the end goal. An alum block disinfects and helps stop …

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Do You Wash Off Aftershave? (Proper Post-Shave Routines)

Are you new to shaving or are you a seasoned blade wielder? Do you know how to properly use your aftershave and when? Here’s a question that gets often asked of aftershave: Do I just leave it on or do I have to wash it off? Unless your aftershave specifically directs you to wash it …

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Why Is Aftershave So Expensive? (With High-Performing Budget Options)

If you’ve been looking for a great aftershave, then you are probably also wondering why they can get so expensive. Aftershaves currently on the market can vary greatly in the ingredients, scents, and overall feel on the face. When looking for an aftershave you’re going to want something with the best ingredients suited to your …

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Can Aftershave Be Used on the Head? (Pros, Cons, and Recommendations)

There are plenty of reasons to take a razor to your hair. Sometimes it’s for convenience or maybe it’s for the look. Regardless of the reason that skill skin needs to be cared for long after the shave is over.  Although the skin on the scalp is much different than the face, you can still …

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Talcum Powder After Shaving (How & Why Shavers Still Use It Today!)

If you were lucky enough to experience a shave in a vintage barbershop, chances are you’ve smelled the unique scent of talcum shaving powder. This fine powder was often used as the last step on the face post-shave or on the back of the neck after a fresh cut. Talcum powder is used after shaving …

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Can Aftershave Help Treat or Get Rid of Acne? (Practical Advice)

If you struggle with acne, you may wonder if the aftershave product you use can help treat this condition.  Aftershave products often include ingredients that can help treat or get rid of acne. Ingredients like alcohol and witch hazel are known for their anti-bacterial, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties which can improve acne.   If you are …

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Is Aftershave Supposed To Burn or Sting? (With Pain-Free Options)

If you have ever shaved, I’m sure you’ve heard of the aftershave sting if not experienced it for yourself. Even famous movies like Home Alone have made fun of the terrible sting that aftershave can have. Is this stereotype true for all products and is it supposed to burn or sting? Aftershave stings because it …

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Can Aftershave Cause Acne (Getting Pimples After Shaving Face!)

Aftershave can be a soothing finale to your shaving routine, but can it cause acne to flare? While some aftershave ingredients can cause or worsen acne, not all bumps that occur post-shave are related to acne. There is a distinct difference between acne and razor bumps. Skin type, method of shaving, and choice of aftershave …

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