Given you have the time..What is your POST-SHAVE ritual?

Discussion in 'Skincare' started by tazorac, May 10, 2016.

  1. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Again with the cold water rinse? (teasing :cool:)
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  2. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Just cold water for months now.
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  3. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Warm water, cold water, alum, cold water, witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, aftershave, cologne, pose in front of mirror, repeat "you look marvelous" three times, strut around house and call to Bride to enjoy the scenery, bask in compliments, drive to work, and make everyone's day.

    I find this ritual to help with my low self-esteem. Other than than, I don't do anything special.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    ...then stand outside for an hour in a strong prairie breeze, after ensuring that neither man nor animal is downwind. :whacky025:
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  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    Unless we need to thin the herd. Veg will do in small and weaker bovine animals. It's not for everyone, just the heroes.
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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
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  7. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Cold water rinse. Witch Hazel. Aftershave and balm if needed.
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  8. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Warm/cold water rinse. Cold towel, Dominello Vitali Calming Post Shave Moisturizer, finished off with one of my AS's(Clubman, Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Aramis, Canoe).
  9. Kenneth Sampson

    Kenneth Sampson Well-Known Member

    Usually Old Spice after shave and bed.

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  10. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    Eat breakfast and take a nap. Otherwise I just go to work......
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  11. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    Hot water rinse, alum or styptic as needed, towel dry, after shave (high alcohol content), aftershave balm or face lotion as needed.
  12. KAV

    KAV Well-Known Member

    :Animatedfrozensmily:COLD water splash then aftershave. Don japanese Soto Zen kimono. Pour english breakfast tea from a brown betty with milk and sugar. Turn on Alan Watts lecture and greet the sunrise. Plot the overthrow of the government.
  13. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Cold water wash, rinse with an alcohol a/s , then a rub down of balm.
  14. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    Wash face with cold water
    witch hazel
    Lotion or whipped shea butter
  15. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    1. Hot water rinse
      1. I add a tiny bit of cream made by Deep Sea Cosmetics and massage with the hot water.
    2. Cold water rinse
    3. Lavender scented which hazel
      1. Add a tiny amount of Nivea cream, using the wh to dilute and massage in.
    4. Add as or balm.
    It may be a little over the top, but I never experience discomfort post shave.
  16. tazorac

    tazorac Active Member

    Does the high alcohol content dry your face?
  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    1. Witch hazel splash
    2 diy Shave oil balm
    3 Aloe with hemp and tea oil

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  18. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    Tazorac, I like the astringent & sanitizing effect of the alcohol. Plus, I love the burn.
    I moisturize with my product of choice directly after the AS application to counteract any drying.

    Works for me.
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  19. Macbeth

    Macbeth Active Member

    Now retired , I ALWAYS have the time!
    After rinsing off the soap and do a pat dry, I use my OWN concoction of aftershave balm.
    Here is my present fantastic mix.

    Thayer witch Hazel
    Aloe Vera
    Jojoba oil
    Vitamin E
    Coconut oil
    Avocado oil
    LUCKY TIGER aftershave
    LAB SERIES Anti aging serum
    Nivea Post shave balm sensitive.

    Fill several amber pharmaceutical bottles and one travel size plastic bottle with spout top.
    I'm delighted with the outcome. I even apply after I wash my face without shaving at night. My 76 year old skin has visibly improved.
    . Even my brother and our close friends swear by it.
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  20. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    Rinse, splash, and in drier months a balm a bit later on in the evening.

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