Shaving with a safety razor can feel miraculous to those of us with sensitive skin, here’s how to use one for your best shave. Oh, and in case you need to hear this, never shave dry, we also don't recommend soap. Shave gel or oil is your best bet for an irritation-free experience, as it acts as a buffer between the blade and your skin.
Twist the handle to unscrew the head. Remove the bottom plate and insert the blade. Replace the bottom plate. When assembled correctly, you'll see the ribbed lines facing upward. Reattach the handle, making sure it's tight!
The most important thing to note about your razor is that it's weighted to apply all the pressure you need. Adding pressure increases your chances of nicks and irritation. Shave using short, smooth strokes. If the skin is loose in the area, pull it taut. With a safety razor, you control the angle of the blade as you shave, keep the angle at about 30 degrees relative to your skin. For bony areas like shins, kneecaps, and ankles ease up on the pressure even more add more cushion to those areas with SUGARCOAT Moisturizing Shave Gel-to-Milk and go over them slowly and with short strokes.
The same rules about pressure apply when shaving your underarms with a safety razor, adding pressure results in irritation. Since hair grows in a few patterns under your arms, move up, down, and across if you find one direction doesn't provide a close enough shave.
Keeping that rule about pressure in mind, irritation-free shaving along the bikini line is as simple as holding the skin taut (for a closer shave). As hair growth is in multiple directions here as well, determine for yourself what direction you need to shave for your best results. If your skin is extra sensitive, go with the grain rather than against it.