What kind of fragrances do you prefer?
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Now that I shave in the evening, following the shave which is always excellent, I don't apply anything to my face. I save that small part of the ritual for the next morning, when I'm ready to walk out the door and go to work I always apply one of two products, both Pinaud (Bay Rum and Clubman). Makes for a nice, well groomed feeling, even though I'm not shaving again, I just smell like I did!
I shave in the morning, but I often wait for an hour or two afterward before applying my aftershave or balm. The time interval seems to let my skin settle down after the scraping, so that the product seems more gentle and soothing.
I find that when I use a balm my skin feels nicer for longer. Leaves a slight oiliness that I like now. Didn't used to. Putting it on at night could be followed with lotion in the morning and you would have the best of both worlds.
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Not applying something - whether balm or A/S - isn't an option for me. If I wait so long as to even brush my teeth, my skin feels incredibly dry and almost painful.
Another way to minimize dry skin after a shave is to apply an oil before lathering up. I use plain white mineral oil that I put In a small dropper bottle I saved. 6 drops rubbed between the palms and onto my face leaves a thin film after the shave, even with thorough rinsing. My aftershave routine I have already described.