Since you have a light beard, this might not be appropriate for you. But I’ll share anyway.

I have a rough scratchy beard. I switched to a Norelco rotary head electric razor (Norelco 5825 XL) in 1990 and have NEVER looked back. Shaving takes under 3 minutes, is closer than any blade I’d used (girlfriend confirmed), and in 19 years (wow, I’m getting old) hasn’t cut me once. I can even shave in the car. I bought an extra one and haven’t spent a penny on blades in all that time. If I haven’t shaved in 3 days, shaving is “ouchy” because it pulls the hairs but it doesn’t ever hurt or redden my skin. The first week I used it (19 years ago) it was uncomfortable to use but that was it. Read more about my experience if you care to…

++ on trying out the safety razor! I’d love to read a blog update in 3 months to see if you stick with it… for love or money… as they say.