How To Use An Electric Shaver
(Last Updated On: February 1, 2018)

In this publication we are going to discuss how you can use an electric shaver. Now you will be thinking that how hard can it be to use an electric shaver? Well it’s not, all you have to do is pick the shaver up and power it up and you’re ready to go. But there are few things that you can do before you shave that will not only improve your shaving performance but also you will be able to get more out of your electric shaver as well.

You don’t just want to buy an expensive shaver and end up getting subpar performance from it. How your shaver performs is up to you and taking some measures before using it will ensure that your shaver performs to it’s maximum potential. So how can you use an electric shaver? Let’s get into it.

Choose a Good Shaver

The first and foremost step in using an electric shaver is getting a good shaver and getting a good shaver depends on how much you know about your shaving style, your facial hairs and what kind of skin type you have. Only considering these factors will lead you to knowing what you want out of an electric shaver.

There are generally two types of shavers you will find in the market, Rotary and Foil based. Rotary models are mostly manufactured by Philips and Foil based shavers are Braun’s expertise. The rotary shavers are great for a closer shave and the unique shaver design ensures of that while the foil based shavers are better for sensitive skin type and are easier to maintain and clean. You can also select a shaver which comes with it’s own cleaning system allowing you to save the hectic routine of manual cleaning as well.

Reading the Manual

When you’ll buy an electric shaver you will most probably get a operating manual with it. Reading the manual is never a bad idea. Each model’s user manual is different and is written keeping in view the shaver’s operating capacity and reading it will give you little details which are mostly ignored by users. Those little details will help you get the most out of your electric shaver.

Face Preparation

Preparing your face for a shave is never a bad idea. You can use warm water on your face to open up the pores and soften the facial hair so you can remove excess oil and dirt from your face which can prove to be an obstruction while shaving. Using a pre-shave cleanser is an even better alternative for face preparation.

Shaving After Waking Up

Most men tend to shave right after they wake up which is not good since the face is all puffy when you wake up. We recommend you give your face 15 to 25 minutes before shaving so the skin can return to it’s tightness. Tight skin can prove to be helpful for your shaver to provide a close shave.

Shaving Techniques

We recommend you experiment with multiple shaving techniques at the start then stick to the one which is best suited to your skin type. Most men have been reported using shaving against the hair growth gives them the closest of shaves but it is not the case with every man. This method may prove to be the cause of irritation and redness on skin. We all have different skin types and finding out which shaving technique suits your skin the best is the task to be done on individual level.

Shaver Maintenance

Maintaining your shaver is also a very important of how you should use your electric shaver. If your shaver is not well maintained it will not perform as well as it is supposed to and expecting a great shave from that shaver is foolish. Most shavers need cleaning of the head after every shave which can be catered with a cleaning station that comes along with high-end models. The blades and the batteries of the electric shaver also need replacement after a year or so. If you buy a quality electric shaver the batteries last longer most probably for the period of over 2 years but the replacement of blades is recommended after a year by the manufacturers.


The points we mentioned above are not so much of a hectic task and are not very time consuming either. If you follow them they will surely keep your shaver’s performance at the peak levels and will provide you with a great shave every time.


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