We explore some of the alternative things you can find in your bathroom for when your trusted shaving foam has run out – grooming does have its substitutes.

We’ve all been there, standing in the bathroom in the middle of preening – or prepping, depending on how much you wanted to go – for a special occasion. We’ve got literally ten minutes before someone turfs us out, and we’ve realised that we should have started getting ready a lot earlier. As in, this morning. Because if we had, we might have noticed that we were out of shaving foam and would have gone shopping before we came home.

I say ‘we’. I mean you. I’m a cisgender girl, and they don’t really sell us shaving foam (which is interesting given that our legs are bigger than your faces, and we’d get through the stuff a lot quicker). We use other products instead and in the process we save a lot of cash and get savvy about what we can get away with putting on our skin alongside our razor. Let us help you in your moment of need.

What to Use When You Run Out of Shaving Foam*

Conditioner. Or shampoo – You probably already have these.

Shower gel – You definitely already have this. If you don’t, please postpone your event and go shopping immediately. We suggest this Viktor & Ralph Spicebomb range –

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

Coconut oil – You may have this in your kitchen. Do not apply to your face straight from the jar. We suggest this Boots Coconut oil

Boots Coconut Body Oil
Boots Coconut Body Oil

Body lotion- If you don’t have any, borrow some from the nearest infant or moisturising-enthusiast. We suggest this Palmers Cocoa Butter 

Palmers Cocoa Butter For Men
Palmers Cocoa Butter For Men

Hand soap, washing-up liquid or the soap you get in public toilets – Well, it does the job – and if you’re in the position of having to get ready for such an important occasion in a public bathroom, you’re probably past being fussy about what you put on your neck.

Anything recommended in a women’s magazine – Shea butter, olive oil and sugar scrub, aloe vera… If it works on women’s bikini line, it will definitely work on your face.

And there you have it. Never freak out in the bathroom again. Unless whoever’s banging on the door is threatening to drag you out in a towel, in which case get a move on.

*or if you’re fed up with buying it altogether.

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