How to Shave Your Face with a Safety Razor
Are you frustrated with your shaving routine? Tired of spending a ton of money on cartridge razors and getting subpar results? Well, never fear! I'm here to tell you about the awesome benefits of using a safety razor.
With this classic shave tool, you can finally achieve an effortlessly smooth shave that doesn't leave behind irritation or a 5 o'clock shadow. Plus, you won't break the bank while getting pro-level results each and every time!
I'll walk you through everything you need to know in order to master the art of using this traditional style razor so that by the end, your mornings will be stress-free and effortless. Ready for the inside scoop on how to use a safety razor like an expert barber? Let's go!
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- 5 Reasons Why Guys Are Saying Goodbye to Cartridge Razors.
- What You'll Need to Get Started for Safety Razor Shaving
- A Quick Guide to Pre-Shave Prep (Avoid the Dreaded Irritation)
- How to Shave with a Safety Razor
- A few things to do AFTER you shave (Most people forget these)
5 Reasons Why Guys Are Saying Goodbye to Cartridge Razors.
If you've been considering making a change to your grooming routine, it's worth checking out the hype around safety razors! Whether its for sustainability, precision or just an overall better shave - there are numerous reasons why people have made the switch.
Despite the fact these classic shaving tools have been around for centuries, it's only recently they’ve gained an impressive amount of attention. It's not hard to see why people love them - let's explore some of their incredible benefits and find out if switching is right for you!
Click here to learn more about the history of safety razors.
1. Want to shave without destroying the environment?
Look no further than safety razors! Not only are they 100% plastic free, but thanks to their double edged razor blades that can be infinitely recycled, you'll never have to worry about producing a massive amount of waste - making your morning routine guilt-free and planet friendly!
2. Sick of paying a fortune for those pesky cartridge razor blades?
Step into the 21st century and check out safety razors! They'll save you some serious dough (replacement blades cost only pocket change!) So forget high prices – it's time your wallet got in on the shave game.
3. Forget about dreaded razor burn and ingrown hairs!
Safety razors are here to save the day, delivering smooth and irritation-free shaves like a superhero! With a safety razor, you can glide through your shave with ease - its single sharp blade easily cuts your hair right at skin-level without any tugging or pulling. Now that's smooth sailing (or should we say shaving)!
4. Time to Get Stylish
Ditch those dull plastic razors, fellas. Step up your game with a sleek and stylish safety razor. Its metallic design will make any guy's grooming routine feel like premium art. Toss out those bright orange plastic razors - they've got nothin' on style and sophistication.
5. Ready to take your beard game up a notch?
In a world where scruffier is considered sexier, guys are now sporting everything from five o'clock shadows to full on lumberjack beards. But the DE razor isn't just for getting rid of it all; no sir! It's also perfect for our hirsute brethren who want to keep their facial hair looking dapper with crisp lines and proper shaping - without having to go running off to the barber every week!
What you'll need to get started.
You'll definitely need a top notch safety razor. We suggest going for one with a butterfly open head and a closed comb - perfect for even novice shavers! (No idea what we're talking about - click here to read all about safety razors).
Store bought shaving creams can leave your skin feeling like a dried up prune. Instead, nourish it with something natural that will help protect and hydrate to you feel fresh all day!
After a shave, you want your skin to feel as cool and refreshed as if you just stepped out of the pool! A good post-shave moisturizer is like hitting the reset button, leaving your face feeling hydrated and soothed.
The steps for achieving a safety razor shave that would make even Zeus jealous!
A quick guide to pre-shave prep
Before you take your safety razor to the dance floor, take a few minutes to get the proper pre-game prep going. Not only will it be much more comfortable but your skin deserves the TLC - best way to avoid any shaving rash or pesky ingrown hairs!
1. Warm your skin
Make sure your skin's prepped and ready with a warm shower. The hot water will be like hitting "soften" on your hair - it'll stand up tall so that razor can swoop right in! Plus, when heat meets those tough little locks they won't put up much of fight – making shaving smoother (and sometimes even seem enjoyable).
Can't quite get that smoooooooth shave with your razor? Razors might seem macho and tough, but what they really crave is a flat surface to conquer. If you want your next shave the best ever, just exfoliate beforehand - it'll clear away oils and sweep aside any pesky dead skin cells that could clog up pores and cause ingrown hairs.
Check out this natural pre-shave scrub for best results.
3. Apply shaving cream
For the perfect shave, ditch those chemical-filled shaving creams and go natural! Let the creamy goodness sink in for roughly 30 seconds before beginning—you'll be thankful you did once those smooth razor strokes start rolling. No more tugging pain during grooming.
How to shave with a safety razor
Ready, set...get to shearin'! It's time to ditch the grizzly look and give those unruly hairs a good 'ol fashioned buzz cut. Grab your safety razor, slip in that fresh double edge blade, and you're ready for some smooth shaving.
1. Rest razor on skin at 30 - 45 degree angle
Learning to use a double-edge razor can be tricky, but don't worry - it's not rocket science! To get started, hold your razor at an angle of 30 - 45 degrees... if this sounds like something out of an algebra class…fear not! Start slow by holding your razor against the skin in the 90 degree position then SLOWLY tip it forward until the blade makes contact with your facial scruff.
For those feeling bold or confident, crank up the dial with that steeper angle — be careful though; don't go too wild! Too shallow and not a single hair will be cut; but go too steep and OUCH.
2. Keep that skin firm!
Flatter surfaces are best for maximum safety razor efficiency, so stick out that chin, purse those lips - basically do whatever it takes so every follicle knows who's boss. Think contortionist-level maneuvering! Your razor will be able to glide smoothly and pick up those pesky facial hairs easily.
3. Use short, straight strokes in the direction of hair growth
Alrighty, time to show that fuzzy face who's boss! Take it slow and use short, straight strokes with barely any pressure. Move in the direction of your hair growth on that first pass to avoid irritation; if you're feeling daring (and not sensitive) add an extra swipe against the grain for even smoother results!
4. Pay special attention around neck
If you have unruly neck hair and an Adam's apple that could be mistaken for a beach ball, tackling those areas during your shave can feel like taking on the Wild West. So use caution!
This hair on your neck won't just be laying flat to make life easy - it's a wild, unruly party going every which way. Make sure to take special care in taming it by shaving with the grain. As for your Adam's apple, this zone requires extra care, so use extra small strokes with gentle pressure to get the job done right!
A few things to do AFTER you shave (Most people forget these)
Congratulations, you're ready to rock the day! Just remember, don't skimp on post-shave TLC! A few extra minutes of pampering goes a long way in ensuring your razor (and skin!) remain ready for their next close shave.
1. Rinse with cold water
Treat your skin with some cold water therapy. It'll close those pores right up, soothe any minor nicks from that razor action and tighten everything back into place!
2. Apply post-shave moisturiser
Don't let a razor blade be the death of your skin! Even though they can give you smooth, hair-free skin, our trusty 'ole blades also put that gorgeous face through some serious wear and tear. Make sure to make up for it with a generous helping of moisturising cream afterwards - think of it as giving back what your post-shaving complexion lost in battle!
3. Clean your razor
Cleaning your razor isn't just about looking good for the next shave - it's important to keep germs away, too! You might not see them but all that gunk and skin cells on the blade will breed bacteria which could lead to bad news.
Infections? Ingrown hairs? Razor burn?! We think not - so give your trusty shaving partner some TLC with an occasional scrub down to keep those blades feeling fresh.