SHAVING TIPS
   
HOW TO USE YOUR SAFETY RAZOR  
 
1. ADJUSTABLE MODELS
 

Gillette Slim adjustable
 

The adjustable safety razor can adjust the exposition of the blade, with a dial ring that is located on the handle.
This way you can have a smooth shave if you use the lower positions, or have an aggressive shave if you use the highest numbers.
When using and adjustable safety razor, you will have to take care when adjusting the blade, because there is nonly one right way to perform it.

1. First you will have to "unlock" the doors, twistin the handle to the left. This way the head doors will open.

2. Now you can load the blade and adjust the position of the dial ring. Do it always with the doors open.

3. Twist thehandle to close the doors. Twist the "final quarter turn" with care, it uses to be a little hard, but do not make too strong.

 

 
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IMPORTANT:
NEVER adjust the dial ring when the doors are closed. This way you will force the internal mechanism, and the doors will block.

SENSITIVE SKINS - LIGHT BEARDS
Use the lower positions, from 1 to 3

AVERAGE SKINS - MEDIUM BEARDS
Use the medium positions, from 3 to 5

AGGRESSIVE SHAVE - TOUGH BEARDS
Use the highest positions, from 5 to 9

If you want to clean or rinse the blade after shaving, you can twist the handle, opening the door a little, not much. This way the blade do not goes outside, and you can rinse the blade with some water under the tap, without touching the blade. Then dry the safety razor carefully with a towel or with a soft paper, and twist the handle, to block the doors and lock blade into razor.

Remember that you will have to lubricate your safety razor sometimes, take a look to this article, HOW TO LUBRICATE YOUR SAFETY RAZOR

For more information, about cleaning your safety razor, take a look to this article, HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SAFETY RAZOR