How to Prevent Skin Irritation
Ask any guy who uses an electric shaver if he’ll ever be going back to manual shaving and you’ll almost always get an emphatic, “No!” The conversion, however, sometimes results in minor skin irritation or “razor burn” because the skin needs to adjust to the changes in pressure, technique and heat. There are ways to lessen these potential effects:
Use hot water to warm a washcloth, which should be placed on the area to be shaved for two or three minutes in order to open the pores and soften the hair.
Remove the washcloth and begin by first shaving your most sensitive areas, like the neck and under the ears.
When shaving, don’t go over the same spot too many times because the friction can cause redness and irritation.
Rinse your skin thoroughly after shaving and either pat-dry or let it air dry. Rubbing with a towel can cause irritation.
Clean your shaver after every three or four uses.
Have patience. Your skin will adjust and you’ll be happy you made the switch!
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Additional Grooming Tips
Use a #3 guide comb and cut the entire beard.
Clean your lower neck by switching to a #1 and trimming from two inches below your jaw to your Adam’s apple.
To fade it, switch to a #2 guide comb and trim the remaining area, blending the two previously cut areas.
Use the trimmer with no guide comb or use the shaver attachment to trim below your Adam’s apple. Don’t forget to take care of any strays on the side of your neck.