How to Clean Razor Blades

Using a dirty razor not only can hinder your chances of achieving a closer shave, but it can also cause skin irritation, razor burn and bumps. To help ensure a better shave, here are some simple steps on how to clean razor blades properly.

Step 1

Rinse before using your razor

When getting ready to shave, rinse your razor under warm water. It is important to activate lubrication while shaving as well as to make sure the blades are free of any residual cut hairs and shaving gel from a previous shave. While rinsing, look in between the blades and behind the blade cartridge to make sure everything is clean before you shave.

Step 2

Rinse your razor blades after each stroke

While you shave, rinse your razor blade after each stroke. This helps keep your blades sharp and protects your skin from razor burn, bumps and irritation.

Step 3

Rinse after using your razor

Rinsing off your razor after you finish shaving is crucial, because it can prolong the lifespan of your razor blades keeping them cleaner and sharper for longer.

Step 4

Store your razor properly by keeping it dry

After you rinse off your razor, try to store it in a dry place in the shower to help avoid rust developing on the blades. Having a plastic guard for your blade can also help protect it when you’re not using it.

Step 5

Don’t share your razor

Sharing razors is not hygienic and can lead to infections if you get scratched or cut. To help avoid razor sharing, try keeping a few disposable razors on hand in case a house guest forgets her razor. And, you can avoid accidentally using someone else’s razor by making sure yours is easily recognisable.

Step 6

Regularly replace your razor blade

There is no set rule on how often you should change your razor blades; however, they typically last 5 to 10 shaves. With that being said, you should always replace your razor blade at the first sign of bluntness. Feeling any discomfort from your razor when shaving is a great indicator that your blade is blunt. If your razor blade pulls at your body hair, feels rough on your skin or you have any irritation post-shave, it’s time to replace it.

With a clean, sharp blade on hand, you can protect your skin from razor burn, bumps and irritation and help achieve your desired results. Explore all the shaving products available, from shaving gels to blade refills.

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Using a dirty razor not only can hinder your chances of achieving a closer shave, but it can also cause skin irritation, razor burn and bumps. To help ensure a better shave, here are some simple steps on how to clean razor blades properly.
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