Shaving and Your Health

Shaving and Your Health

People take daily vitamins, showers, and practice many other health-related/hygienic rituals in order to keep themselves happy and clean. However, they often neglect their razors. The following are common shaving questions asked and answered. Answers provided are taken from third-party sources, as Timeless Razor is not a healthcare physician. Responses are simply recommendations and suggestions.

“How Often Should I Replace My Blade?”

According to Men’s, most razors are meant to last anywhere from five to seven shaves. If you shave every day, it is suggested that you replace your blade every week. If you shave infrequently, then you don’t need to replace your blade as often.

“What Happens If I Don’t Change My Razor?”

When you fail to switch out the blades on your razor, in time, they will become dull. When they become dull, there is an increased risk of nicks and cuts. The dull blades will pull at your skin, and when you are cut, regardless of its size, bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungus can enter into your skin.

One of the consequences of not reusing your razor is an acne-like breakout called Folliculitis. This infection develops in your hair follicles, and can cause irritation and itchiness. There are other infections and painful consequences that are caused by failing to dispose of used blades. If you think you are experiencing any rashes or side effects due to razor cuts, please consult with your primary physician.

“How Can I Protect Myself and My Razor?”

Expert's recommend keeping your razor in a dry location. We sell razor stands that allow you to proudly showcase your Timeless Razor on your bathroom counter or shelf. Moisture and humidity in the bathroom allow bacteria and fungi to grow on your razor, especially if your razor’s blades are rusty and old. To keep yourself and your razor clean and protected, experts recommend rinsing off any left-over hair and letting your razor dry. It is also recommended that you utilize shaving cream and aftershave to provide lubrication and re-hydrate your skin.

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