I like it. Straight to the face after the cold rinse, and leave it on while I rinse out my brush and then wash it off before witch hazel or a splash.
Please provide evidence. It's not the stuff used in antiperspirants. And alum is used for a variety of cooking, water treatment, and health issues. It's far more complicated than what the press has scared people with. My advice is if you think you're going to get cancer and die from using potassium alum (a salt for all intents and purposes), don't use it.
How does everyone use Alum for/after shaving? Is there a more proper way to apply it to the face? I have switched from wetting the block and wetting my face before applying. I never felt a difference, just the same small sting on occasion.
Like that:How does everyone use Alum for/after shaving?...
Alum solubility increases dramatically with temperature so, to avoid applying too much of it on skin, use cold water.i use it right after i rinse my face with cold water. Face is already wet, pass the block under the cold water and then apply it all over my face...
Alum solubility increases dramatically with temperature so, to avoid applying too much of it on skin, use cold water.
Very easy. As always, use at your own risk. If life doesn't get you in the end, Al in alum or Cl in salt could eventually kill you. Ha.