Benefits of Safety Razors
Safety razors offer a much closer shave than traditional razors because of their sharp blades. Plus, these razors are much more affordable in the long run since you only need to replace the blades rather than buying an entire new razor every time they get dull. And while they may require a bit more skill and patience to use than disposable or cartridge razors do, practicing makes perfect!
Using Your Safety Razor
First things first—always make sure your skin is wet before using your safety razor. This will help prevent any irritation or nicks on your skin caused by dryness. You also want to make sure that you have plenty of shaving soap or cream available so that your blade glides smoothly over your skin without any tugging or pulling.
Next, hold the handle firmly in one hand while keeping your other hand flat against your skin to keep it taut (but not stretched too tight). Start out by running the blade gently over each area in short strokes until all hairs have been removed. Remember—you don’t want to press down too hard as this may cause irritation and increase risk for cuts and nicks. Try not to go over any one spot twice as this can cause ingrown hairs and red bumps! Finally, rinse off all remaining soap and lather from your skin when finished shaving.
Shaving with a safety razor may seem intimidating at first but is actually quite simple once you get used to it! With its close shave and cost-efficiency, it’s no wonder why so many women choose this type of razor for their daily grooming needs. With patience and practice, soon enough you will be shaving like a pro in no time! Happy shaving!