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Aftershave is a lotion, gel, or liquid used mainly by men after they have finished shaving. It may contain an antiseptic agent such as alcohol to prevent infection from cuts as well as numb damaged skin, a perfume to enhance scent, and a moisturizer to soften the skin. An alcohol-based, fragrance-free astringent can be used as an aftershave. It is said that the alcohol in the aftershave closes pores in the skin and prevents irritation ("razor burn").[citation needed]

Many fashion designer houses lend their names to brands of aftershave and thus sometimes mistakenly referred to as Eau de Cologne.

Aftershave-like substances were used in ancient Egyptian times to clean and deodorize a dead body before it was soaked in natron and wrapped in linen bandages.[citation needed]

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