Beards can be very sensitive, but that is something that only men would understand. The type of product you use and the type of tools can dictate, not only how sharp you look, but also how well your hair grows back. Getting a clean shave is not very easy, especially when you are doing it at home. Realizing that one trimmer does not work for you great is the first step to getting it right. However, switching from one shaver to another, whether a rotary shaver or manual razor, may require a couple of weeks, or even months, for your skin to adjust. Whichever trimmer you use, how do you get a close shave with an electric shaver?
Get your shaver ready
In finding the best electric Shavers in the market, the first step is to make sure the shaver is charged up and ready to go. This means that the razors should be sharp, you do not want to have to deal with ingrown hairs, razor burns, among other issues from choosing a dull razor.
Dry out your beard
This step will depend on the kind of shaver you have, mainly because some shavers are both wet and dry. However, it is best to get a close shave when your stubble is very dry. Technically, after a shower, your skin is a bit swollen, which will not merit a clean shave. However, before you shave, you still want to make sure that your beard is free of dirt and any product build-up and sebum. This is the only way to get more results from the shaver. Therefore, wash your beard beforehand, or simply grab an alcohol-based pre-electric shave product from your favorite store, and get that done.
Trim before you start shaving
Depending on how long you have let your beard grow, it is necessary to trim out some of the hairs before you start shaving.
Find the right angle
You want to be very careful with a shaver. If it is your first time, you may need to get a little help from someone, more so, your barber. However, getting the right angle has a lot to do with how you hold the electric shaver. Use your dominant hand to hold the shaver, for better control.
You also want to use your free hand to pull your skin tight as you shave. This ensures that the hairs are standing upright, for a cleaner shave. With this technique, you may not have to keep running the shave in the same place twice, because the shaver is in close contact with your skin, for a close and cleaner shave. One important thing to remember is to shave in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
Getting the sensitive parts
Not all parts of your skin are as tough as the others. Some areas, like the neck region, are a little sensitive, and if you are not careful, you may hurt yourself. In these areas, you never want to run the shaver in the same place twice, even though at most times, it usually depends on how stubborn your hair is. Therefore, make sure you shave the sensitive areas when the shaver is still cool, to avoid irritation. Don’t be too firm with your shaver. Press it gently to achieve the same results as the other places.
Rinse your face
When everything is done, rinse off your face, however, confirm that you got all the places. You can test out with your tongue, more especially the mustache and the areas of the chin where you can reach. Afterward, rinse off everything, then moisturize. You can apply your aftershave after rinsing your face.