Here's a tip for shaving whether you're a man or woman.
Take a hot shower. Apply your shaving cream immediately when finished.
Here's the key: As you're shaving, rinse your blade with the coldest water available. Never use warm water to rinse your blade even after you're done.
If your razor blade never sees anything but cold water in it's lifetime, it's life expectancy increases two or three-fold with a cool, non-irritating, close shave every time.
If you've been using hot water to rinse your blade, try the cold water approach and see what I mean.
Have a good Holiday Season, everyone!