Electric shavers lift hair and align it as well, so the blades can easily pass through the skin as close as possible. Electric shavers carry protective elements that prevent skin irritation. If you used correctly electric shavers are less likely to leave you without any razor burns, acne bumps, etc.
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When you switch from a rotary razor or manual razor, it can take up to 3 – 4 weeks for your skin to adjust to the new method of shaving. It’s like your hairline: it takes some time to switch from a side part to a middle part. So, give it some time before you start achieving a close shave using an electric shaver.
How to get a close shave?
Following are the steps that will ensure that you get the best out of your electric shaver every time you use it.
Whenever you are ready to shave, make sure your shaver is fully charged so you can get a satisfying shaving experience without any interruptions.
Whenever you are planning to shave either morning, afternoon or evening, make sure you don’t wash your face, since our skin tends to be slightly swollen after washing.
If you have not shaved for a few days say two or three days or post weekend, you should always try to trim to your stubble beard before you start shaving, it makes all of the difference between a great shave and a super close shave which looks neat and clean.
Now, it’s time to turn your electric shaver on, stretch your skin with your free hand before you start to shave extra sensitive areas or the ones which you consider need extra attention, this will ensure a smooth glide for your electric shaver and you achieve a super close shave every single time.
Holding your shaver to your skin at the right angle makes all of the difference, according to our testing we have found 90 degrees to be the sweet spot for close shaves. You should shave against the direction of beard growth. You should also ensure that you avoid going over the same areas over and over again as this might increase your chances of getting skin irritation and razor burns as well.
Ensuring an even pressure will allow you to achieve a super close shave and as you are using an electric shaver you don’t have to push as hard as you have to when using a manual razor.
We can’t emphasize enough that you clean your electric shaver regularly. Again depending on the model, you might be able to use self-cleaning station if it’s provided by the manufacturer, which automatically cleans and lubricates your electric shaver with a push of a button.
You should replace the cutting parts like blades on your electric shaver as directed by manufacturer some cutting parts can last 18 months and some can last only up to 4 – 6 months.