Well, for guys in general, shaving has always been a hell lot of task and which also takes a toll on their skin too. The chemicals and the razors applied on the skin in every way act as a irritant for the skin which causes rashes and pimples too. However, there are various easy home shaving creams which they can make and use, but the easiest way one can save the cuts and burns of the skin caused as a result of the shaving process is the use of a proper after shave lotion. Even though there are lots of them available in the market, the best way is to prepare a homemade aftershave lotion or cream for this various purpose which may save the skin to a bit extent.
Some Of The DIY Aftershave Lotion Or Cream Recipes Are Discussed As Follows:
This aftershave is great for the skin which can be prepared by mixing simple ingredients like a few drops of orange essential oil, two third cup of shea butter along with one eighth cup of pure coconut oil. After taking all this together in a bowl, one just needs to use the hands to whip it or may be use a stand mixer to serve the purpose. One needs to keep this in a cool place and after pouring it in a jar and use it after a neat shave regularly to reap the benefits.
Witch Hazel Extracts
A popular herb, Witch Hazel can be used as a great aftershave lotion as well! Known for its properties to reduce the issues of inflammation and itchiness in the skin, this can help in cleaning the skin pores and soothes wounds and protects from infections that may take place due to any cuts formed from shaving.
Herbal Aftershave Lotion
Another great aftershave lotion can be prepared by taking half ounce finely chopped calendula petals and yarrow flowers respectively and add ten ounce of grape seed oil with it. In case, grape seed oil is not available, one can also use coconut oil, olive oil and even avocado oil too! Post this, the next step is to add all this to an oven safe bowl and warm the thing in a 200 degrees preheated oven for a time span of about four hours. After the heating is over, one just needs to strain them in a jar and keep it shut in a freezer to keep the nutritional value intact and use as required.
Coconut Aftershave Cream
To moisturize and sooth a shaved skin, this cream works wonders! To prepare this one needs pure coconut oil, rosehip oil, vitamin E capsules (1- 4 tabs) , almond oil and any essential oil available like the tea tree oil, sandalwood oil, patchouli oil, rosemary oil or even eucalyptus oil variation. To make this, one needs to whip the coconut oil well and add all the other ingredients and whip them with more speed. After the cream is formed without any lumps, this should be stored in a glass or plastic jar and used as a cream to get soft skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar Aftershave Lotion
Apple Cider Vinegar is also known to have properties which help as a aftershave lotion as their application helps in cleaning and soothing the skin. Preparing an aftershave lotion with managed quantities of apple cider vinegar, cloves, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves make the best one. Application of this on a regular basis post shaving gives the best result over the period of time.
Bay Rum Aftershave
To make this, one needs to collect the ingredients first which include four ounces vodka, dried bay leaves (the variety found in organic food stores, scientifically known as Pimenta racemosa), cinnamon sticks broken into pieces, two spoon of Jamaican rum, zest of orange and allspice (just one fourth spoon) and mix them all in a container, specifically a glass bottle or a jar with a fitting lid. After transferring the things in the jar, one needs to close the lip tightly and keep it in a cool and dry place for about two weeks. Post the period of two weeks, one need to strain the mixture through various layers of coffee filters till any residue is not seen. After this, one needs to transfer the solution in a bottle and use it as and when required post shaving!
Cucumber Aftershave Lotion
To make this aftershave lotion one needs to grind and blend the cucumbers with their outer layer until it converts into a liquid state and blend it again after adding mint extracts as well. After this is done, the same is strained and kept aside. After the mix is ready one has to add water to it and microwave for about three minutes and use it as required. Storing it in a clean bottle and keeping in the fridge is necessary.