Ask Aaron Q/A: Razor cleaning and storage tips to maximise blade usage

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Michael Darke, from the UK, asks:

“Should I be doing anything in particular post shave to clean my razor, and how should I be storing it to maximise blade usage?”

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“Mr. Darke,
What a wonderful question! Normally a good vigorous shaking is sufficient to cleanse the razor, but if you need more, try gently cleaning the razor with a small make up brush. (I recommend using one that is not your wife or girlfriends!) If there is still bits of lather and hair on the blade, take it out of the razor and wipe it on a towel or sponge away from the edge. Away from the edge is important so you don’t dull the blade.

To prolong and preserve the blade, find a way to remove the blade from moisture. Oxidation will make the blade dull quicker than your beard will! Applying oil or alcohol to the blade by cotton ball or cotton swab is a very popular method. Another quick and easy method is to dip the head of the razor in a small jar of alcohol or light vegetable oil. These methods should remove the moisture and preserve the blade for future use!

Smooth Shaving!

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