Ask Aaron Q/A: Tight skin after DE shaving

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Gavin Evans, from the UK, asks:

“Hi, I have just changed to using a safety razor, my skin feels very tight after shaving, I have tried diffident aftershave balms. Can you help?”


“Mr Evans, tight skin is not pleasant at all. Let’s see what we can do for you. First, since the balms do not seem to be helping I would change your preparation to shave. Wash your face with a gentle soap/cleanser, then use a good moisturizing shaving cream. I recommend Bluebeard’s Revenge, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Proraso and D.R. Harris. Wash your face once you’re done with first warm water, then cool water, this cleanses the skin before closing the pores. Then finish your shave with a good aftershave balm as you are already doing. This should definitely help with the tight skin! If you still are experiencing problems ask again and we’ll do some more troubleshooting!

Happy Shaving!


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