The part of my beauty routine that I hate the most is shaving. It’s boring and if feels likes such a chore! Unfortunately that’s something that I have to do every day (or every couple of days if I’m lazy) because, using razors, hair tends to grow back again very soon.
I tried depilatory creams but they didn’t work for me and waxing is painful. Besides, nothing gives me a quick and close shave like razors do. The only problem is, those blades seem to turn dull pretty fast! And buying new ones all the time can be expensive.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prolong the shelf-life of your razors that will keep both your skin and wallet happy. Here’s how:
Clean the blade: after shaving, always wash the blade to remove all traces of shaving creams or whatever other product you use instead, dirt and hair. This will keep the blade sharp and working properly.
Dry the blade: water can corrode the blade, which can cause it to become jagged. To prevent this from happening, gently dry it with a towel. In alternative, you can dry the blade with a blow-dryer but don’t use it for too long. A few seconds should be enough.
Don’t store the razor in the bathroom: this will avoid the blades being exposed to the steam and humidity every time you take a shower.
Use alcohol: rubbing some alcohol on the blade after every use will keep it clean and disinfect it too.
Do you use razors to shave? if so, what do you do to prolong the shel-life of the blades?