This article is not a sponsored post.  I am just a fan of Proraso–both the products and the company.

30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave – After The Shave

after the shave face

The final week of our challenge to get a more enjoyable shave.  Having previously looked at preparation, lathering, and razor technique, we finish–fittingly enough–with what you can do after the shave to make the experience more enjoyable, like using the right kind of aftershave.

3 Aftershave Balms From The Drugstore


I prefer a really good quality aftershave balm.  That generally means an artisan product (like Village Barber, Wm Neumann, New York Shaving Co., etc.) or something from one of the better men’s skin care lines (Trumper’s Skin Food, DR Harris’ aftershave Milk, or even Proraso).  But might there be something usable from your local grocery or drugstore?

Handmade Soap Co. Aftershave Lotion

Handmade Soap Co. Aftershave Lotion has been carrying Handmade Soap Co. for a while, and I recently tried their aftershave lotion.  Unlike their aftershave balm (recently reviewed by Andy Tarnoff), I found this version to be lighter and less moisturizing–but not in a bad way.

The Best Purchase You Can Make For A Great Shave


New “old school” wet shavers often face a bewildering assortment of products they want to try.  And the price range for these products can range from the ridiculously inexpensive to the positively obscene.  But there’s one thing everyone needs to buy themselves: