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Don Draper Reveals a Shocking Shaving Tip For Achieving A More Comfortable Shave Everyday
One evening a couple of months ago…
…I was watching an old episode of Mad Men, when Don Draper (the lead character) did something after his shave that I’d often wondered about.
Don was shaving as normal in the bathroom with a safety razor, and…
…as the final strokes of his shave were being completed, he grabbed a towel…and wiped away the excess shaving cream from his face and neck…then patted his skin dry.
Shave complete. Clothes on. Looking good.
Here’s the part I was wondering about however…
There was no splashing the face with cold water…and there was no alcohol free after shave balm to help soothe and rejuvenate the skin.
Ok…I know what you’re thinking…
…IT’S A TV PROGRAMME ROBERT, and they’re not going to waste time showing skin being cleansed with cold water etc…
BUT…the “no splashing of cold water” part still intrigued me. I’d seen this type of scene in many different programmes and films over the years…and it had stuck with me for some strange reason.
And if you know me well enough, you’ll know I like to test every possible scenario which may lead to better results with my shave…during and after.
I seriously pondered this question…
”Does splashing your face with cold water after you shave, actually offer any real, noticeable benefits?”
We’ve all been told that after shaving you should splash your face with cold water, as it closes the skins pores, whilst helping to cleanse the skin.
But is it really any better for the skin than simply removing any excess shaving cream with a towel?
I had to test this theory out.
So, for the past month, I’ve done just that.
I’ve shaved as normal at the bathroom sink, and afterwards simply patted my skin dry with a towel, and removed any excess shaving cream…just like Don Draper.
I’ve then applied some alcohol free after shave balm as normal.
Job done. Shave complete…
…apart from a nice splash of my favourite aftershave on the back of my neck!
The results of my little experiment were pretty shocking…
For 20 years I’ve been splashing my face with cold water after my shave…as that’s what I was told to do.
So when I changed my routine…at first it was a little weird.
I didn’t feel as refreshed, or as ‘clean’ as I normally would if I’d splashed my face with cold water as normal.
However, almost instantly, I felt my skin was softer and smoother, especially when I was applying my after shave balm.
The biggest noticeable difference however…was not until later in the day and the morning after, when I was ready for my next shave.
Usually later in the day, with my very sensitive skin, I’d still have the odd itchy part on my neck…
…or the next morning I would see the odd razor bump that was going to pose a minor problem for my morning shave.
However, almost overnight, these issues disappeared.
And one month into my experiment I have to say that I am delighted with the results.
My daily shave is even more comfortable than ever, and I’m definitely suffering less from niggle razor burn or minor rashes.
So if you’re looking for a way to improve your shave, even just a little, give this idea a try. You might be surprised at the results.
And you never know, you may end up looking and feeling as good as Don Draper himself.
So…what’s your favourite shaving routine just now? What products are working wonders on your skin?
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