All Natural Homemade Aftershave Recipes For Men
A man’s skin is quite different from a woman’s but still the need for cleansing, hydration and special care, especially after shaving, is equally important. So, here we are recommending some all natural homemade aftershave recipes for men to relieve irritation, cleanse their skin properly and balance its oil production.
All the recipes can be easily prepared at home with all natural ingredients that you can find in health shops or even some pharmacies. These naturally soothing aftershave remedies for men will provide you with solutions for cleansing, moisturizing and dealing with aftershave skin irritation.
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Skin Hydrating for Men
Everyday shaving can affect the skin negatively, removing the hydrolipidic film, which is responsible for retaining moisture in the skin, and leaving it vulnerable to various skin deteriorating factors such as extreme cold. This can lead to the skin becoming dry or even dehydrated.
To prevent loss of hydration after shaving or cleansing your skin, you can use a good quality moisturizing cream that is free of alcohol and harsh synthetic ingredients. In the morning, you can go for a moisturizer with sunscreen for further protection.
Our Natural Aftershave Moisturizing Recipe
Mix 20 ml of grape seed oil with 10 ml of coconut oil and then add the following essential oils: 3 drops of cedar, 2 drops of lemon and another 2 drops of vetiver.
You can use this natural moisturizing oil every night after cleansing your skin with a proper cleanser.
While coconut oil protects the skin from loss of hydration and makes it softer and better balanced in terms of oil production, grape seed oil is good for restoring collagen and helping your skin deal with wrinkles and fine lines.
The cedar essential oil is soothing and the lemon works both as a light exfoliator and an antibacterial agent.
Skin Cleansing for Men
Men’s skin has bigger sebaceous and sweat glands than women’s, resulting in more oiliness and sweat. This means that cleansing is an essential part in a man’s skin care routine.
Inadequate cleansing can lead to problems such as oily face, blackheads and even pimples but bad cleansing with a poor quality cleanser can even cause skin irritation and acne breakouts.
So, get a good quality natural cleanser and wash your face with it every morning and night using lukewarm water. If you shave in the morning, you don’t need to use the cleanser for the chin, cheeks and neck but only for your forehead since shaving works as an exfoliator.
Natural Cleansing Recipe for the Face
Mix 20 grams of ivory snow with 30 ml of water (you can find ivory snow in homeopathy pharmacies and organic shops.)
Once the mixture becomes foamy, add the following essential oils: 2 drops of lime (for dry complexions) or 2 drops of tea tree (for oily complexions.) Save the mixture in a glass bottle and use it daily.
While the tea tree essential oil has antiseptic properties, the lime has hydrating qualities.
Dealing with Aftershave Skin Irritation
It is a fact that shaving can often be followed by some negative effects such as skin irritation, redness and even pimples on the area of the face and the neck.
There is a number of reasons why you may experience those effects such as using old blades or shaving against the grain as well as shaving too often. Men with sensitive skin can be even more prone to those skin problems.
There are some practical steps you can follow to shave without irritation but in general, try to avoid everyday shaving and let your skin rest whenever it is possible, for example during the weekends.
Also, in case you are wondering whether you should shave against the grain or in favor, have in mind that shaving against the grain can be responsible for skin irritation, so it is better to avoid it.
Natural Soothing Aftershave Recipe
Mix 120 ml of aloe vera gel with the following essential oils: 10 drops of sandalwood, 5 drops of juniper, 5 drops of cedar and another 5 of cypress.
While aloe vera has soothing, healing and moisturizing properties, juniper essential oil is good for calming the skin. Also, sandalwood essential oil is suitable for relieving skin irritation.
In conclusion, the above natural homemade aftershave recipes for men make a healthy beneficial way for you to prevent skin irritation as well as better protect and hydrate your skin, making it softer and more resistant to skin deteriorating factors.