This is how often you should actually change your razor!
Pall Mall’s Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Tim Clayton has been featured in the Independent with his comments on skin health and razors. He discusses how changing your razor can be one of the most dreaded things to do when it comes to a bit of self-care but what are the risks to your health if you don’t ?
Using a fresh blade can be daunting because it’s bound to give you a scratch or a graze if you dare to put too much pressure on it.However, making sure you regularly change your razor is important because it can be harmful to your body.
Rusty razors can cause tetanus
He explained that the bacteria on rusty orange razors could cause tetanus, which is a “serious and life-threatening infection.”
Old razors can produce ingrown hairs
Dr Clayton also suggested that your razor should “glide over your hair.”
He said if you feel resistance and “tugging”, it could mean it’s too blunt and this could cause skin irritation, razor burn and ingrown hairs.
“These in turn can lead to bacterial infections, hyperpigmentation and a type of raised scar called a keloid,” the dermatologist explained.