It is undeniable that improper use of your manual razor can lead to injuries and skin irritation, which is why most people choose to use an electric shaver. There are a lot of factors, (along with your pre-shave routine) you need to know to get a close shave with an electric shaver, and here are some of them:
1. Clean your electric shaver
Without exception, a better shaving experience starts with a clean shaver. To achieve this, clean the screen by lifting the head frame of your shaver. Always read the manual of your electric shaver, and take note that some manufacturers have really complicated instructions on how to open the head of your shaver. Once you open the frame, get a cleaning brush and sweep away the hairs stuck on the blades. Top rated electric shavers such as Braun shaver series 7 and Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D shaver come with self cleaning stations and charging docks.
2. Prepare the area you wish to shave
How to get a close shave with electric shaver? It is first necessary to prepare your face for shaving so that the hairs can be taken without too much strain. Wash your face with soap and warm water to soften the hair strands; this will allow the electric shaver to trim the hair closer to the skin. You should also use an alcohol-based pre-shaving solution after washing your face; this removes the oil from the skin, and makes the hair stand straight up for cleaner cutting. Always remember this – the softer the hair, the easier it is to shave.
3. Shave with the grain
In order to have a closer shave, you should take note of the direction in which the hair is growing. To do this, gently rub your fingers across your face and find out which direction it grows. The hair going in the same direction as your hand (with the grain) will feel smooth when touched. Meanwhile, hairs growing the other way provide resistance when rubbed; this is against grain. Using an efficient electric shaver, shave the area against the grain for a closer result. To shave, put your one hand on the area and pull the skin tight. Doing this will also produce an easier and closer shave, and you can always go over the area a second time just to be sure.
Within reason it’s best to complete the task more quickly, rather than more slowly as this will avoid your shaver from overheating, which can damage them, particularly the foils.
4. After shaving tips
For the most satisfying Shaving experience, there are a few ‘Post Shaving” steps as well. Applying a moisturizing lotion or cream to the shaved area is is strongly recommended for those who used alcohol-based pre-shaves, because alcohol can make the area dry. Always take note the skin needs moisture and hydration.
You also need to clean your shaver in accordance with the manufacturers directions, so it is in prime condition for the next time, you may need to lubricate the blades and screen of your electric shaver for future use.
These are some of the tips on how to get a close shave with electric shaver, they are easy steps to follow, and will improve your overall shaving experience!