Man looking in to bathroom mirror considering a new razor

What should I look for in a new razor?

When it comes to shaving, there’s no one size fits all solution. Some of us shave every day, some a couple of times a month, while some of us like to fashion a full face of hair.

Therefore, if you are considering giving a new razor a try, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions in order to find the solution that best suits your needs.

These are the five questions to ask when searching for your perfect new razor:

1) How sensitive is my skin?

If you have sensitive skin, you’ll understand the importance of taking care when trying new products.

Your new razor should be designed to help protect your skin, from the number of blades to any additional features. The same goes for your shave gel, so make sure you check the ingredients or pick one that has been designed for sensitive skin.

2) What am I using it for?

Research by Mintel shows that modern men’s shaving habits are becoming more diverse, with as many as 46% of men removing hair from their bodies.

57% of males aged 16-24 revealed that they had removed hair from their pubic region whilst 42% stated that they had removed hair from their armpits.

Whatever style you choose to sport, you’ll want to ensure that your new razor is designed for the type of shaving you’ll be using it for.

3) How many blades should I choose?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to know what to pick to suit your routine.

If you shave every day, you’ll get through more cartridges, so you’ll want something that’s consistent and reliable, but doesn’t break the bank. Three-blade razors offer a good solution – they’re on the more affordable end of the scale for every day shavers, without compromising on quality.

If you shave less often, your skin may be more sensitive, so it makes sense to have a razor that will offer you a close shave whilst also protecting your skin. The Dorco CLASSIC, the world’s first seven-blade razor, features narrow span technology which helps minimise irritation.

4) What’s the difference for men and women?

The International Dermal Institute says there are ‘structural differences between male and female skin’. Due to extra testosterone, a man’s skin is ‘about 25% thicker than a woman’s’.

However, men’s razors are frequently used on faces and necks where the skin tends to be more sensitive. A good razor will cater for this, with features that help to soothe the skin.

Women’s razors on the other hand, are crafted for curves with features designed to follow the contours of the body in order to help avoid irritation.

5) How much do I want to spend?

If you usually wait until your next supermarket trip to grab whatever razors are on the shelf, you are missing out on some amazing deals online.

Avoid the limitations of the razor aisle by browsing online for a new razor and enjoy greater control over how you spend your hard-earned money.

How Dorco can help

When looking for your perfect new razor, our range of products offer a great solution. Features such as lubricating strips and onboard trimmers, will enhance the quality and control of every shave. And with cartridges ranging from 3-blade to 7-blade, there is sure to be an option to suit your budget and shave plan.

We offer multiple ways to purchase. Buy a year’s worth in one go, sign up for our monthly male or female subscription at just £1 for the first month, or purchase one at a time – all delivered straight to your front door.

We also make sure that we price our men’s and women’s razors fairly as we firmly believe that a great shaving experience should be for everyone.

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