How to Save Money on…Shaving

shavingcreamThis will be part of an ongoing series of posts about saving money in life matters and everyday items.

Two years ago I gave up using shaving cream.


Because I realized it was a huge huge scam from the beauty industry.

You don’t need shaving cream to shave your legs – unless you’re using disposable razors. Disposable razors are the cheapest possible razors to buy and because of their low quality they will cut your legs if you use them without cream – but every other razor? Try it. I dare you. I promise. Sure, shaving cream smells really good, gives an illusion of protection, and softens your skin a little – but do you need it for the purpose it’s actually sold for? To keep from getting cut when you shave?

No. A big fat no. I’ve used razors from a number of different brands for two years, without shaving cream, and I simply don’t cut myself. Most razors now are of the three-blade variety, and the truth is that the design is sophisticated enough, designed, to shave your skin without cutting it. And as far as softening your skin, slap on some body lotion afterward – I’m a huge fan of Nivea’s Smooth Sensation – which most of us already do anyway, and you’ll be good to go.

Shaving cream in and of itself may not be a huge expense – but it’s not cheap, either, for something that is basically whipped soap, and it definitely adds up over time. Cut out this expense that you usually have every few weeks or month.

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