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7 Reasons Why Safety Razors Are Best For Shaving Your Skin

7 Reasons Why Safety Razors Are Best For Shaving Your Skin

People are always looking for new and better things in life. New technology introduces new things in every walk of life. But it is important to remember that new technology does not always mean better technology. Shaving is an important part of every man’s life. There are several companies which come up with new blades every year claiming them to be the best option for a smooth and injury free shave. The safety razors are an excellent option. They look similar to the regular blades but they have a metal handle and you can replace the blades after using.

Here are some of the advantages that you can reap by using a safety razor.

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1. Best option for getting a closer shave:

If you wish to have a closer shave then a double edge razor is a much better option as compared to the multiple blade cartridge systems. It is a good option because it is easier for the blade to get closer to the skin. This razor can easily reach in crevices like under the nose or neck. It gives a tighter shave and it gives you a better feeling when you are done.

2. An affordable option:

A safety shaving kit can have a high initial cost but the advantages that it offers always outweigh the benefits. It has a long lifetime as you can change the blade. Using the cartridge or disposable blades can cost you a lot of money. You will save a lot of money when you can replace a disposable razor. The safety razors are the only blade which can last more than three months.

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3. Get a painless and irritation free shave:

If you are patient and use a good quality shaving cream then you can have an extremely smooth shave. You could have a painless and irritation free shave. There will be no razor burns. Using just an oil before shaving is not enough for an injury free shave. It provides lubrication but you need a sharp blade. A blade should just need one or maximum two passes to give a close shave. You need to use less pressure and it means that shaving becomes easier.

4. Get a quick shave:

If you want to exercise the art of shaving in minimum possible time then a straight blade is a good option. If you want to save time then you get a quick shave with a straight razor. It may require more patience and time than you have with disposable razors. But the quality of the shave is worth the time you take but you can definitely save some time with these blades.

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5. Easy to maintain:

Buying the safety razor is good because it is extremely easy to keep it clean and to maintain it. It just needs seconds to wash the blade before every shave. Washing the blade is all it requires to keep it clean. You can change the blade without any fuss as well. It is not an easy task to keep a clean blade in a plastic cartridge. It is not difficult for debris and dirt to get on the blade.

6. Enjoy better control:

These blades offer better control and this makes it possible to have an even and smooth shave. A safety razor has an excellent balance and the weight is perfect. It fits in your hand without any effort. The movement of the blade is effortless and the weight of the razor does most of the work.

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7. Good for the environment:

These blades are good for the environment as well because you are using fewer razor cartridges. Less used cartridges mean there will be less waste to handle. These blades are made up of a single metal blade which is not difficult to recycle. The modern blades are mostly made up of a mixture of metal and plastic which makes it difficult to recycle them.

A safety blade is a much better option than the modern blades and electric shavers. You can get rid of any shaving problems by using these high-quality blades. They are a good option for keeping the skin nice and smooth as well.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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