Switching to a safety razor is an eco friendly alternative with a lot of benefits. However, many women feel intimidated by this sustainable swap. Discover all the benefits and how to use this beauty tool in today's post, and learn how to shave with confidence!
What Is A Safety Razor?
A safety razor is a tool that offers a close shave without the need for professional skills. With a double edge head and a single blade that offers a consistent shave, these have quickly become popular in the last few years. Not only does a safety razor look smart on the shelf, it offers a wide range of benefits including great eco friendly credentials.
Why Choose A Safety Razor?
From financial gains to sustainable qualities, a double edge razor brings a whole lot of positives. Choosing a safety razor is a great idea for those looking to save their skin, planet, and bank account any stress. Just take a look at all the benefits!:
Eco Friendly Razor:
With no plastic and replaceable blades, safety razors are an eco friendly woman's dream come true. These are as close to zero waste as you can get, and offer a long lasting alternative that generates minimal trash. While a disposable razor is typically made from non-recyclable plastic and often has a plastic fastener that attaches the sharp edges, safety razors tend to be metal through and through. The only piece of the tool that is ever removed is the single thin blade, and this can be recycled and transformed into new products. This is equipment built to last, and it minimizes damage to the environment by cutting down on excess parts.
The Cheaper Choice:
While buying dollar razors or multi-packs of disposables seems like the budget friendly option at first glance, experience shows otherwise. It is estimated that women will spend between $10,000 and $30,000 on hair removal in their lifetime, but it doesn't have to be that way. Rather than dropping money on cheaply made and quickly replaced cartridge tools, why not opt for a lifelong purchase like a safety razor? With just one upfront cost and then periodic purchases of the affordable blades, it ends up leading to huge savings.
Gentle on the Skin:
Popular razor brands have several blades on a cartridge, and while this seems like a good idea in theory (more blades mean more hair removed, right??), in practice it can actually lead to a lot of problems. The friction caused by multiple blades can lead to severe irritation, nicks and cuts, and damage to the skin. Rather than gliding along with the grain of the hair, disposables tend to stretch the skin with the rubber inserts you see above and below the blades and slice the hairs off from below the surface. Increasing the chance of ingrown hairs, and bumps. An eco friendly safety razor, on the other hand, works to shave along the natural curve of the skin and leaves a clean cut and healthy finish.
Benefits Of A Safety Razor
A safety razor is better for the planet, your wallet, and your skin – but what exactly does it do to improve your shaving experience?
Reduce skin irritation such as razor rash, bumps, and redness
Minimize the chance of ingrown hairs
Connects you with your body
Extends a long running tradition
No added chemicals (it's just pure metal!)
Provides a clean silky smooth shave
How To Use A Safety Razor
No need to be nervous about using a safety razor. It has a little bit of a learning curve, but as they are created with ease of use in mind it won't be long before you master it.
To use a safety razor, first ensure that you are using a clean fresh blade, and it is snugly in place. Then, check the blade exposure so it's at a setting you are comfortable with. When all this is sorted, get your Caley-Beth Shave Balm ready. It's time to shave!
Unlike cartridge razors, you don't want to pull or press the blade. Just guide the safety razor across your skin and let the weight of the razor do all the work. There is no need for pressure – simply angle it around 30 degrees so it catches the hairs on your legs. For underarms and bikini area shave with the grain for less irritation. When shaving around ankles, knees and shins be extra gentle. The key is to take your time and don't rush. Before you know it you'll have a clean, silky smooth shave.