What does an aftershave do?
An aftershave, whether it is a splash or a balm, is designed to help close up and tighten your pores, has antiseptic properties for any minor nicks, and will help sooth and moisturize your skin after shaving.
Balm vs. Splash
An aftershave splash is liquid with an alcohol base and stronger scent to it. Many like the initial burn it provides which is followed by a cooling effect. There are also alcohol-free splashes. An aftershave balm typically has a thin lotion consistency that is alcohol free, lighter scented and more moisturizing.
What's best for my Skin?
If you have oily skin, a splash will help. Dry or sensitive skin, it is best to stay away from alcohol based products and a balm is definitely more suited for you. Normal skin can use both interchangeably