For your shave, use a cream that is gentle, creamy and emollient. This will soften the hair, making shaving easier, leaving the skin soft and supple. The use of after-shave lotions can also have a drying effect on the skin, because of their alcohol content. Instead, a non-greasy after-shave cream can be used. Sandalwood is an ideal ingredient for after-shave creams, as it has antiseptic properties and a soothing action on the skin. It also has a natural fragrance that is not too over-powering, or decidedly feminine. The cream also helps to keep the skin well moisturized.