1. Don’t shave after a shower or after you wash your face. Shave when your face is dry for a closer shave but this can be painful sometimes.
2. Shave up “against the grain” and horizontally across the face.
3. To cut easily, stretch the hairs upright with your fingers.
4. Apply light pressure and let the electric shaver do the work to get a closer shave and less irritation.
5. Start shaving in a more sensitive area such as the neck because some electric shavers will generate heat after few minutes of shaving.
6. Make sure that you follow the cleaning and maintenance instructions and change the foils and cutters as needed.
7. Read the instruction manual for the closest shave tips.
8. Get an electric shaver that comes with an auto cleaning function and also washable.
9. Get the correct shavers. Rotary type works better on light beards while Foil type is an old fashion way of shaving.
10. In contrast to the first tip above, you can wash your face with a shaving wash or face scrub and dry the face. Then apply pre-electric shaving lotion or gel and let it sink into the skin to make the skin dry.
11. Apply aftershave or some type of balm and do not use cologne or Eau de toilet because they will only add more pain.
12. Shave daily if time permits because electric shavers are more effective cutting short facial hair and it is less painful.
13. Buy an electric shaver with built-in gel dispenser to minimize skin irritation if you always get razor burn.
14. If you have sensitive skin, apply some baby powder to your face to reduce friction while shaving.
15. Keep the electric shaver away from stray hairs to avoid the hairs being pulled and clogging up the shaver.
16. If the shaver is powered up by batteries, keep some spare batteries.