Whether it was the complicated designs or poor performance in the past, electric razors have long been ignored as a viable means to smooth skin and a sharp look. But you don't need a badger brush and a five-blade razor to get a close shave. The key is finding the right razor and the proper technique.
When it comes to plug-in shavers, you've got two choices: rotary and foil. Rotary razors often shave stubble closer but can sometimes cause irritation for those with curly hair. Foil shavers, with blades covered by a metal mesh, are more gentle.
Don't wet your whiskers. Unlike a traditional shave, an electric shave yields the best results on dry stubble and skin. Even if your razor can get wet, your best bet is to shave before your shower.
Electric shavers tend to produce more friction than manual razor blades, so make sure to finish with an aftershave balm or moisturizer to cool and soothe skin. And to prevent further irritation, make sure to clean the blades thoroughly every three to four shaves.
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