Using Witch Hazel dilutes Alcohol based aftershaves

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by tazorac, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. tazorac

    tazorac Member

    For years I've never been able to use Alcohol based burns my skin. I just discovered that putting Witch Hazel on my skin then using the smell good Alcohol based aftershaves (Aqua Velva, Clubman Aftershave etc) makes the aftershave not burn my skin.

    Just a little knowledge I wanted to may help somebody here!
  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Cool. The best of both worlds...
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  3. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I actually like that burn I get from putting on the aftershave. But like you, I always have been applying witch hazel straight up, let it dry on my face and then apply the splash. Works great.
  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I also like feeling the burn, but have to use witch hazel so it won't be an over burn.
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  5. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    Been saying it for years. The witch hazel (being an astringent) cleans out your pores, and ‘tightens up’ your skin.
    So when you apply the A.S., it doesn’t get too deep into your pores causing a burning sensation. It just disinfects
    the top layer of skin,(the new ‘exposed’ skin) which is all you need.
    Once you get it, you know! It’s all about the alcohol splashes gents.
    P.S.- If you have ‘dry skin’ or live in an arid , dry’ environment, they make A.S. with glycerin or glycol in it.
    Those A.S. are made for just that ‘situation’. If you live in a humid region like me, the glycerin feels ‘sticky’ or ‘greasy’
    So a plain alcohol splash feels more comfortable. Gotta’ love splashes!
  6. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    Just don’t eat the neon green snow, it means I spilled my Veg.
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  7. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member


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