Not only can double-edged (DE) safety razor blades give you a great shave, but they can also save you money too and are more environmentally friendly than other shaving options. The fact you’re using just a single blade, means that it’s less harsh on your skin compared to disposable and electric razors with multiple blades. You’re less likely to get shaving bumps, irritation and in-growing hairs as a result of shaving with a single, DE blade.
You can pick up a pack of Tesco 10 DE safety razor blades for around €2.85, which means one razor is around 29c and you get four to six shaves out of one DE blade. You get a nice, clean shave from these blades and I’d recommend them. I discovered that you can be paying up to €35 for an eight pack of cartridge blades in the same supermarket for an electric razor by a well-known shaving brand. That’s €4.38 per blade cartridges!
Moisturiser is something you should be using all year round - whether you’re protecting your skin from the winter winds or the summer sun. Sun damage can add years on to your skin and can also cause skin cancer, so it’s best to protect yourself and not take any chances. Moisturisers with added SPF (sun protection factor) have become popular over the years. The idea of keeping our skin hydrated and protected at the same time makes life much easier.
Recent research from the University of Liverpool has found that SPF moisturisers don’t provide as much sun protection as same strength sun creams. The research found that people were more likely to miss parts of their face when applying an SPF moisturiser (16%), compared to sun cream (11%). It also found that SPF moisturiser wasn’t applied as thick on the skin compared to sun cream, resulting in weaker sun protection. It concludes by saying that it wouldn’t recommend SPF moisturiser for adequate sun protection.
So, you may want to stick to your usual moisturiser and good ol’ sun cream...or spray for sun protection.
I’d recommend these sun body sprays.