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Use an alcohol based after shave 11 10.68%
Use a non-alcohol after shave balm/lotion 15 14.56%
Just splash with cold water or jump in the shower 30 29.13%
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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After Shave Poll - men only?

In keeping with my never ending efforts to be unreasonably cheap push the LBYM envelope, I am questioning if after shave is really necessary.
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You mean they still make that stuff? I thought all the old men who used that stuff in the 70's would have died off by now
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Necessary? Only if you still wear bell-bottoms...
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About 8 or so years ago, I read an article that said that the one thing men don't do but should is to use a moisturizer... apparently shaving daily can take its toll on your skin. So that's been part of my normal routine for a while (as a side benefit, many have SPF protection as well).
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About 8 or so years ago, I read an article that said that the one thing men don't do but should is to use a moisturizer... apparently shaving daily can take its toll on your skin. So that's been part of my normal routine for a while (as a side benefit, many have SPF protection as well).
So you voted for option two (that was my intent)?
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So you voted for option two (that was my intent)?
Ooops - I voted for option 4
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Don't shave my face but am now wondering if I should use it on my legs

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About 8 or so years ago, I read an article that said that the one thing men don't do but should is to use a moisturizer... apparently shaving daily can take its toll on your skin. So that's been part of my normal routine for a while (as a side benefit, many have SPF protection as well).
I definitely need moisturizer, but I just use the same lotion on my body as I use on my face.
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I shave with a good old straight razor, and I do use a non-alcohol after shave balm.
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I stopped shaving (and started trimming) 40 years ago. Shaving was such a pain.
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shave in the shower...stick my face under the shower head to get excess soap off. That's it.
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You mean they still make that stuff? I thought all the old men who used that stuff in the 70's would have died off by now
They've graduated from one permeating odor to another.
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I stopped shaving (and started trimming) 40 years ago. Shaving was such a pain.
Me too....
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Tip I heard about after shave from my mom. Back in the day they used it to repel chiggers.
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Tip I heard about after shave from my mom. Back in the day they used it to repel chiggers.


ohhhhh....must resist...
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You mean you're not supposed to swallow that stuff after you rinse out your mouth? Ruh-roh...

Seriously, though, aftershave is a submarine recreational beverage atmosphere contaminant. Once you get used to the new smell out of the habit, starting it back up doesn't seem to make much sense.

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About 8 or so years ago, I read an article that said that the one thing men don't do but should is to use a moisturizer... apparently shaving daily can take its toll on your skin.
I decided to avoid the whole issue by cutting back to shaving twice a week, and indulging in regular salt-water hydrotherapy.
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I decided to avoid the whole issue by cutting back to shaving twice a week, and indulging in regular salt-water hydrotherapy.

Some of us can only wish we had that option!
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Ater my once every 7-10 day shave (whenever it starts getting annoying under my bike helmet chin strap) I just wipe off the debris. I cannot imagine splashing alcohol on it.
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