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    I used to use moisturizer alone instead of aftershave. For me it worked great.
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    I'm asking the question because I use aftershave balm(Proraso White and Proraso Blue). So applying the aftershave balm and then a moisturizer would seem like applying the same type of product. Maybe I can apply alum after the shave,rinse it off, then toner and finally moisturizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex7 View Post
    I'm asking the question because I use aftershave balm(Proraso White and Proraso Blue). So applying the aftershave balm and then a moisturizer would seem like applying the same type of product. Maybe I can apply alum after the shave,rinse it off, then toner and finally moisturizer.
    When I started with a straight I found Proraso to be a very soothing moisturizing post-shave skin treatment; I applied it after rinsing off lather and first using a witch hazel/alcohol splash as a disinfectant and soothing agent. Later I tried Kiehl's toner (green stuff) and it didn't seem to do anything witch hazel didn't. I also applied alum after rinsing back when my technique was, uh, underpolished. It showed up the hot spots, reduced redness and probably stopped an infection of two.

    As skin flattening improved, my hand got lighter, stropping got better and the razors got sharper I traded all post shave treatments for a couple of cold water rinses followed by a splash of home-mixed generic witch hazel/aloe/alcohol. I have very sensitive skin and thought I'd come back to the Proraso balm when it got to cold weather but, anymore, it seems not to matter.

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    I love the Thayers non-alcohol Witch Hazel, it comes in a number of different flavors and is not too expensive.

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