After lather is applied to your face; hold the safety razor at a 30 degree angle to your face. Always shave with the grain first using short 1 to 3 inch strokes and let the natural weight of the razor cut your facial hairs. Do not apply excessive pressure. After a few strokes flip the razor and use the clean side, once both sides are filled with lather, rinse off the head and continue shaving.
For an even closer shave, re-lather and shave across the grain. This can also be done a third time by re-lathering and shaving against the grain.