What does aftershave do for my skin?

What does aftershave do for my skin?

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What you didn't know about aftershave

You deserve to get the most you can out of your busy morning. Many men’s skin care routines these days does not include shaving every single day. But when you do shave, some men find using an aftershave an essential part of the day. 

There is the nostalgic fragrance of Blue Velvet and Old Spice alongside wonderful newer colognes or even aftershave balms that are often a regular part of a man’s skin care routine. However aftershave products, in particular, can have a few characteristics that can be harmful, irritating or cause allergic reactions. For example, while the fragrance from aftershave might smell great, it's not going to do much more than smell good in terms of helping our your skin. If you want to help your skin after shaving, keep reading. Of note, any aftershave product that burns or stings means that is likely also has an alcohol content. That alcohol is not helping to reduce irritation, but rather is actually going to cause more irritation or redness. 


You don’t need an antiseptic or disinfectant to reduce bacteria on your skin after shaving.  There is the myth that using alcohol or witch hazel will prevent acne, but that is not the case. Rather, you will want to use a product with ingredients that help soothe your skin after shaving, which we highlight below! 

When you use a razor, you are removing the dead skin cells from the upper most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. This process can temporarily make your skin vulnerable to harm from irritating products. Your aftershave products should soothe and help normalize your skin, which in turn, will allow it to retain moisture naturally and without irritation. 

what benefits does the daily 3-in-1 skincare provide as an aftershave?

The Daily 3-in-1 face lotion

The Daily 3-in-1 face lotion


A mineral, non-greasy sunscreen and antioxidant-rich moisturizer all in one bottle make The Daily the most comprehensive daily face lotion. Dr. Goldstein selected non-comedogenic (good for oily and acne-prone skin) smart ingredients, like plant stem cell extract, niacinamide, lactobionic acid, and antioxidants to help moisturize and… Read More

You will want to look for an aftershave that has emollients, which help retain moisture as well as humectants, which help attract water from the environment which all act as moisturizers for the optimal men’s skin care regimen. 

These products are from coconut, palm, almond and jojoba oils while still providing a lightweight, soothing, non greasy option. That's why The Daily with aftershave is a great option.

It uses plant stem cell extract and niacinamide, which help in repairing skin that is irritated by shaving.  The formulation includes lactobionic acid and Vitamin A palmitate which not only help your skin stay feeling smooth, but also can help prevent plugging pores.  If you are looking for a product that reduces irritation and has key properties that won’t clog your pores, GetMr. is a terrific choice for your daily skin care. In addition to being soothing, The Daily 3-in-1 sunscreen, aftershave and moisturizer can reduce your risk of skin cancer by 40%. Your time and your health are priceless. We know that everything you do, especially in your busy morning, should matter and make a difference. 

dermatologist recommendations for issues when shaving 

If you have issues with bleeding when you shave, rub aluminum chloride on a q tip or cotton ball so you do not have to walk around with toilet paper on your face. Now this will sting, but it is worth it. If it's a really nasty cut, you may need to hold the QTIP or cotton ball in place without looking, peeking or dabbing for a full 5 minutes and if you are on blood thinners (even a baby aspirin) you may need 10 minutes of pressure. 


Your morning skincare routine does not need to be complicated. You can keep it simple with a one-step skincare routine that not only has your skin feeling smoother, but it can provide terrific coverage from shaving irritation and complete your skincare routine. 

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