Finding the Right Shaving Razor

Imagine that you just nicked your face for the third time this week while you were shaving, or you rub your hand across your face and feel how polluted it has become with razor burn, acne, and ingrown hairs.  Perhaps you do not have any of these problems.

Perhaps your shaving problem is something totally different.

Maybe you don’t get a clean enough shave, or you find that you are spending a lot of time shaving each morning trying to be too careful so that you don’t hurt yourself. The problem may not be sensitive skin or the method you are using when you are shaving. The problem could be your razor.

There are many different types of shaving razors that you can try, each with its own features and advantages.

Straight Razors

When you see a straight razor, you might immediately think of old-time barbershops that used these razors in the 18th and early 19th centuries. However, they are still in use today and may be a great option for a man who wants a close, clean shave without all the razor burn and irritation associated with many other kinds of razors.

The trick with straight razors is that they require more skill to use them than other razors do. They also need to be maintained regularly. Straight razors have the sharpest blades of all types of razors and so if they are not used carefully and by a skilled hand, they can do serious harm.

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Safety Razors

If you want the clean and close shave that a straight razor provides but do not have the time to learn to use one properly, a safety razor may be for you. They are a little more expensive upfront, but you will find that over time, you will end up saving a lot of money in that you will not have to buy new razors or cartridges again.

A safety razor will literally last you forever and the blades are cheap and do not have to be replaced as often as other razor blades. These have one single, very sharp razor blade that is covered by a guard that only allows the very edge of the blade to contact your skin. Therefore, you get a very close shave without razor burn or ingrown hairs and a razor that will last you the rest of your life.

Cartridge Razors

Cartridge razors are a type of razor that has a cartridge on the end with multiple blades. These types of blades are often used because of their ease of use, and they are easily replaced. If you go on a trip and forget your razor, it is not that big of a deal to go out and buy another one.

Additional advantages include a closer shave. While some men may complain about cartridge razors resulting in more nicks and cuts, other men use them without complaint.

In a world full of razors and shaving creams, you find yourself searching for the right ones that won’t cause serious pain and irritation to your face.  Finding the right razor, creams and after-shave can save your face from those unsightly razor bumps and burns.  Whatever type of shaving razors you prefer, there are advantages to each type. Whether you are using straight, cartridge, or safety razors, make sure you are doing so in a way that is safest for your skin.

About Hayley

Author Hayley Rice enjoys writing about a variety of subjects. One of them being skin care.