Do you use an electric razor to shave your beard? If no, then you need to start right away! Electric shaving has a lot to offer you in terms of gliding over your skin oh so smoothly while making way less of a mess in comparison to your wet razor. If you are new to this thing, then we are here to provide you some essential techniques to help you out with the electric razors. So, let’s get started.
1.Make the preparations
If your stubble is all stiff and bone dry, you would get better results with an electric shaver than your regular wet razor. But to get a good and clean shave, you need to do some preparation. First of all, you have to make sure that your skin is free from any sebum that is the natural oil of your skin and dirt. You can achieve this by using a pre electric, alcohol based shaving product. It will remove any impurities and will soften your facial hair. Many of these products have ingredients like vitamin E to ensure that your skin is protected and doesn’t suffer any irritation or will keep it to a minimum./
2.Give it your love and care
To have your electric shaver keep working in pristine condition, you need to take care of it as you would of your car. Make sure that any worn out parts are replaced fast and it is properly maintained. There are many electric razors that come with their own cleaning system, so if yours does then use it. It will not only help in delivering a better shave but will also prolong the life of your product.
The cutters and foil part of the shaver is very delicate and can be easily damaged, so clean it carefully. Do not in any condition tap your shaver on the edge of a sink or any other solid surface to remove the residues. It comes with a manual so replace the parts cautiously and keep it safe.
3.Keep your cool
Electric shavers are motorised and this is why they generate a degree of operational heat, at least most of them does. This is bad news for you as it can cause irritation on the sensitive skin. So, when operating on the sensitive areas like neck, tackle this part first while the electric shaver is still cool. Don’t go over the same spots repeatedly and press gently to avoid pain.
4.Get your angles right
Rub your hand over your face to know the direction of your hair growth and to learn if they are straight or curly. When shaving, hold the shaver at the right angle to your face. Use your free hand to pull the shaving area taught so that the hairs stand upright and you can easily shave. This will help in reducing the shaving time by ensuring the maximum contact and will further minimize the snagging. If you are using rotary shavers, circular motions will be more helpful and in case of foil shavers, make back and forth strokes.
Of course it will take some time to get used to, so have patience that is all the more necessary if you are a newbie to electric shaver. You may experience mild irritation and it can take weeks to adjust, however stick to it. Get the shaver that suits you best and at the same time easy to clean and maintain. Have fun getting a clean shaven look!