06-21-2012, 03:55 PM
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Is alum itself, for you, good enough? Or do you feel it necessary to apply a splash or balm aftershave after applying alum to your face?

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 06-21-2012, 05:04 PM
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  • gijames
  • Mile High Soldier
  • TN, USA
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I definitely have to use a healing balm/after-shave

after leaving the alum on for a few minutes, gently rinsing face, apply Krampert's Finest Bay Rum AS Cool

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 06-21-2012, 07:29 PM
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Alum is really just salt. Good for a minute or two on the face, then it comes off with a cold water rinse.

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 06-21-2012, 10:54 PM
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  • Persius
  • On the learning curve
  • Reading, England
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Short answer is: no! Not for me. I rinse it off after a minute or so, when I think to has done its job, and then apply AS milk / AS. Skin would be far too dry otherwise.

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 06-22-2012, 01:52 AM
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I have in the past, but now prefer an after shave splash. I think my skin benefits from an AS that contains a moisturizer.

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 06-22-2012, 03:47 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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No! I only use alum if I nick myself and then it's always followed by after shave and/or balm.

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 06-22-2012, 06:38 AM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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No...I prefer to use aftershave without using alum at all. Biggrin

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 06-22-2012, 07:16 AM
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(06-22-2012, 03:47 AM)ben74 Wrote: No! I only use alum if I nick myself and then it's always followed by after shave and/or balm.
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I also only use alum if I nick myself. I tried rubbing a block over my face after shaving and before after shave balm, but with my sensitive skin, it stung and developed redness every time. My face seems to have less redness and irritation when I'm not using the alum block, but only applying it to nicks.

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 06-22-2012, 07:23 AM
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When I apply Alum I let it sit on my wet face while I clean up around the sink and then I rinse it off and then apply aftershave. Lately I've just been using my Aqua Velva and Witch Hazel aftershave mixture.

Clayton

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 06-22-2012, 08:30 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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No. I use the alum every time for the antiseptic properties but the A/S for skin care. I could probably skip alum on days when I use A/S with alcohol, I suppose.

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 06-22-2012, 02:38 PM
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i find alum, Thayers and unrefined shea butter to work brilliantly. i do not think these are too many products to use as they seem to compliment each other, but to each their own.

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 06-22-2012, 08:25 PM
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Celestino/enabler just got me interested and using unrefined shea butter. I've got to say it has me thinking of reducing my AS stash by quite a bit. It's some of the most unique stuff I've ever used.

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 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM
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Now I'm considering using shea butter on my face. Biggrin

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 10-07-2014, 07:41 PM
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I could survive with just the alum block as a finisher, but I'd sure miss the scent of an aftershave or cologne. I use my block and follow that up with Proraso Liquid After Shave Cream. Something about the green tea/oat ingredients act like an astringent for me, and I could probably skip the alum, unless I've got a weeper or two. Still, I like to use something that makes me smell good. Trumper ASTOR cologne is a favorite.
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 10-07-2014, 08:06 PM
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I would be but with so many a/s and skin foods I would be silly to not use them.. love alum for what it is

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