Using a safety razor

Using a safety razor is one of the best ways to get a close shave, and you will find that a good razor will work so much more effectively than any shaver for facial hair removal. However, they also take a bit of practice to get right.  Contrary to its name, this razor, if used improperly it can cut you, so it is important that you learn how to use it the right way. Here you will find some tips on how to use this razor just right to get a great shave every time!

Safety Razor Tips:

  • Be careful when shaving, as you don’t want to apply too much pressure, as with all razors. Double edged or multi-edge razors are usually sharp, and they have more than enough weight to make shaving easy even if you don’t press hard. Just let it scrape against your skin without pressing down, and the hair will shave nice and smooth!
  • Grip the razor loosely in your hand, and be careful not to strip off the top layer of skin (resulting in razor burn). Just pull it along gently, and watch as the hair comes off nice and easy. Try to keep the razor at a 30 degree angle to your face, as that will help the hair to shave off nice and easy.
  • Try for long strokes when shaving around your jaw, cheeks, and under your chin, but be very careful around your chin, your moustache, and beneath your ears. Using short strokes for these sensitive areas will help you to avoid cutting yourself, and will make it much easier for you to get a close shave despite the difficult angle.
  • safety razorIf you really want to get a close shave, use your hands to grip your skin and stretch it. This may sound silly, but you will find that this will help to expose the hairs as much as possible, which will ensure a nice, close shave. You can use your facial muscles to tighten the skin, or your hands will do in a pinch.
  • For the best possible shave, make sure to use shaving cream that will lather nicely.  Remember that you don’t want to cut your skin with the razor blade, so using a shaving cream or gel will soften your skin and not only reduce the chance that you will cut yourself but it will also help prevent getting a shaving rash.

Those that are new to using a safety razor want to take extra precaution when starting out.  If the thought of putting a direct blade to your throat is uncomfortable, you can always go back a disposable razor or find options for really good shavers to get the job done.   Once you get it down, it should become second nature to you.   I have posted the video below to show you how it’s done.