Day 13 of 30 for Movember and it’s time to clean up my face with a lesson on how to use a straight razor.
It actually turned into a tutorial of how NOT to use a straight razor since I cut myself pretty fiercely…all in the name of Movember. This video is not for those that hate blood.
Here is the end product:
The Styptic Pencil is my go-to choice for stopping the bleeding.This is a short, white stick of medicine. Anhydrous aluminium sulfate is the main ingredient and it stops the blood from flowing out of your body. The stick is applied directly to the bleeding site.
Here are some pros:
- Stops the bleeding of small nicks immediately
- The pain make me feel alive
- Seals skin surface to help prevent infection
- you don’t have to stick tiny pieces of toilet paper on your face
- it’s cheap at $3, which will last you for years of shaving, even if you’re really bad it and cut yourself daily
And the cons:
- It hurts for a quick second…flinching might occur (see video)
- it tastes like if an onion farted, and trust me, it gets in your mouth
- it leaves a white residue on your face that people will stare at if you don’t wash off
I feel the pros easily outweigh the cons for this product, which is why I’ve been using it for the past 15 years. However, the appeal of pain is not for everyone.
Want to go a more expensive and less painful route? It’s not for me, but some dudes like an aftershave balm like this one. You still spread it on your face the same way, but it won’t make you scream like a little girl.
Best advise: don’t use a straight razor unless you have to carve out silly shit on your face.
Please donate to my Movember campaign. I would love to shout your name in my next video.