- Astringent and antibacterial agent
- Good for those who suffer shaving nicks, cuts and or ingrown hairs
- Will tighten the skin after shaving
- Alum Potash
Apply after shaving as an astringent and antibacterial agent, the alum will penetrate the skins surface and kill bacteria that normal washing wont. Alum is particularly good for those prone to ingrowing hairs as it will keep them from becoming infected. In fact because of its natural antibacterial properties you can use alum as a natural deodorant.
After applying your skin will feel tighter, any nicks are likely to sting a bit, if you feel the stinging sensation over large areas of your face and is painful, it may indicate that you are causing abrasions while shaving, this may be due to a too aggressive shave, too much pressure placed on the razor or that your using the wrong shaving angle, or it could mean your blade has become dull and needs replacing.
To use after shaving rinse the face with warm water and clean off any shaving lather, wet the alum and rub lightly over your face and neck, allow to rest on your face for a few moments then rinse off with cold water.
Its beneficial to apply moisturiser or after shave balm afterward.
Be careful not to drop the block as they will be slippery when wet and tend to smash easily.