How to Properly Use an Electric Shaver

There are many types of electric shavers for men on the market and the type of shaver you own does matter, but generally there are a few tricks that can help you regardless of the product. A proper shave begins before you touch your beard with the electric razor, so here is some advice that will help you obtain the best results.

Take care of your skin

The first thing you need to do is prep your face skin. You need to wash your face with warm water in order to soften the beard and then dry it by using a soft washcloth. It would also be advisable to use a pre-shave product, preferably an alcohol based one, because it helps with the removal of oils from the skin, but if the alcohol irritates your skin, you can use a powder pre-shave.

Make sure that your shaver is properly taken care of

In order to achieve the close shave you want, it is also important to make sure that the blade is sharp and the screen is smooth. Electric shavers for men need to be properly maintained and cleaned, so you need to replace those items at least once a year. As far as cleaning goes, if you use a special cleaning spray for electric shavers, you will get optimal performance from your product for a longer time.

Try to obtain close results

While shaving, you should pull the skin tight with one hand and use the other hand to follow the first with the razor, in order to achieve the closest shave possible. You need to shave against the grain to obtain the best results. To prevent your skin from getting irritated, you should not go over the same spots over and over again. A circular motion is the best if your shaver is a rotary one. For foil shaver, up and down movements will work best.

Apply lotion

Even though electric shavers for men are used by a great number of individuals, many miss to apply aftershave lotion or some kind of moisturizer on the freshly shaved skin, which is a big mistake, especially for men who use an alcohol based pre shave, because their skin gets very dry. Applying lotion will help dampen the skin and achieve a much smoother result. Anyway, after you finish shaving, it is very important to clean the razor properly. Most electric shavers will allow you to loft off the head and brush out the whiskers using a special cleaning brush that is usually provided with the shaver. You should also lubricate the screen and cutter with a special spray, as mentioned above. You shouldn’t wipe it off when you’re done cleaning, as the lubricant is good for the metal pieces.