Post Shave and Skin Care
After shaves have come quite far from the early days of alcohol based splashes, and the new standard is a moisturizing after shave balm. While splashes still exist, they still contain skin drying ingredients, one of the last things you want after a shave.
OneBlade recommends using a moisturizing post shave balm after your shave to help relieve any irritation, moisturize skin, and expedite the healing process.
It's taken time for men to embrace skincare, and it's about time. Arguably the most important component of skincare is a daily moisturizer.
There are quite a few moisturizers available today, and most fall into one of the following three categories.
• Humectants – draw water into the top layer of skin
• Emollients – help fill in small cracks and seal in moisture
• Occlusives – provide a thick layer that traps moisture
Depending on your skin type, one type may be more helpful in keeping your skin moisturized and healthy than others.
• If you’re acne-prone, avoid occlusives that tend to increase the frequency or intensity of breakouts.
• If you have dry skin, avoid moisturizers that have alcohols or fragrances and opt for oil-based moisturizers to avoid making dry skin worse.
The final step in your skincare routine is a little conditional. If you’ve just shaved at night, you can probably opt to skip the sunscreen. However, if you started your morning with a shave and skincare routine, you should finish with a layer of sunscreen.
Sunscreen falls into two main categories Physical (mechanical) like that found in Oneblade's protect, and Chemical. In recent years dermatologists have recommended physical sunscreens more and more as some studies have linked ingredients in chemical sunscreens such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to hormonal disruptions in both men and women
So which sunscreen is right for you? Dermatologists recommend the one you don’t mind wearing every day, whether it be chemical or physical as long as it is 30+ spf.