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Using an aftershave should definitely be a part of your shaving routine. Not only do aftershaves have amazing scents but they also help to moisturize and calm freshly shaved skin. Here the 5 best aftershaves for men for 2021!
Best Aftershaves for Men
Best Smelling Aftershave
Most men have a favorite cologne or fragrance they love to wear daily. But most don’t know that pretty much any fragrance company has an aftershave balm or splash available and you can use it to layer with your fragrance.
The only downside is that compared to regular aftershaves, these fragrance splashes and balms can be quite expensive. But there are great option to keep in hand for special occasions where you want to enhance your cologne or fragrance.
2. Best Post Shave Balm (Nivea Balms).
Nivea has a really solid line of aftershave splashes and balms. They have incorporated skin nourishing ingredients such as glycerin and Vitamin E in these formulations which really help to soothe the skin after shaving.
You can also find their best selling Sensitive Aftershave Balm which is great for sensitive skin and also during the dryer and colder months. I’ve found that all of them work quite well to restore hydration and comfort the skin after shaving. the best part if that since Nivea is a global brand, you can find a version of their aftershave splash or balm where ever you are in the world for an affordable price.
3. Best Aftershave for Sensitive Skin (Any decent Moisturizer)
If you truly have sensitive skin then you might want to use a dedicated moisturizer instead of an aftershave. Even aftershaves that are labelled for sensitive skin tend to feature fragrance which can cause irriration especially if you have overly sensitive skin. In such a case, it makes more sense to use a gentle moisturizer with great ingredients to help soothe the skin and help restore moisture.
CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion is a great option since it contains ceramides as well as hyaluronic acid which help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
This is also a great option for men who have dry skin or those who want to keep their skin well hydrated during cold and dry months.
4. Best Aftershave for Ingrown Hairs
Aqua Velva is a brand famous for their classic alcohol based aftershaves. Although those aftershaves are iconic and are highly regarded by many, some may find them too strong since they are alcohol based. Instead, you can consider their 5 in 1 aftershave balm which has great ingredients such as salicylic acid, colloidal oatmeal and glycerin.
Salicylic acid is a gentle ingredients that helps to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Colloidal oatmeal is a fantastic ingredients that helps to soothe and hydrate the skin. You get all of this in an affordable and travel friendly package. This aftershave is also a great option for men who want the scent of classic aftershave but without the alcohol burn.
5. Best Aftershave Splash
When it comes to an aftershave splash, most men are looking for an invigorating alcohol based solution that helps to tighten up the skin and sanitize and nicks or cuts. Proraso Green aftershave splash is probably one of the best. It features menthol which provides sharp cooling sensation as well as glycerin to provide some moisturization. Using this after your morning shave really wakes you up!
I hope you enjoyed this list of the best aftershaves for men. I included an aftershave that will suit you regardless of your needs or skin type. Let me know what your favorite aftershaves are and why you like them!