8 Most Common Electric Shaving Mistakes Mens Do (And How to Fix Them)

8 Most Common Electric Shaving Mistakes Mens Do (And How to Fix Them)

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Having a fresh, clean face is what every man wishes to start his day. A lot of us men often find it difficult shaving with an electric razor. As primary issue men face is skin irritation, along with many other problems.

Today in this article I will step by step focus on some electric shaving mistakes men do. Along with highlighting the errors, I will also put forward some useful solutions. I am sure that next time when you will shave your beard, you will not make any mistake.

Understand an Electric Razor:

An electric razor is a replacement for old shaving hand-held razors. An electric shaver is a battery operated device that serves comfortable and convenient shaving experience. Most people do know about the electric razor, but what they do not is there are two types of an electric razor.

  • Rotary Shavers: They have circular blades that have slow, rotating motions under slotted heads.
  • Foil Shavers: Five rows of leaves placed under thin, metal foils. The foil provides a wall between skin and edges. It holds the hair in one place until blade runs through them.

Mistakes men do and their Solutions:

1. Applying too much pressure while shaving:

An electric shaver never cuts as close as a hand-held blade. As mentioned above there are types of shavers that have a barrier between your hairs and leaves. Although some electric shavers do go close to the skin, still the fact remains true. You should never apply much pressure on your skin.

So what men mistake is that they stubbornly apply too much pressure on their skin? As a result, they feel irritation on their skin. My advice to all the men who use an electric razor is that avoid putting pressure on your skin. It won’t get close to your skin but instead will give you skin burns.

Along with not set applying pressure also keep in mind specific points:

a. Foil and cutting blade are in top notch condition.
b. The battery should fully charge.
c. Your shaver is precisely fulfilling the task it is expected to do.

2. Not using a suitable shaver:

Each shaver is ideal for a particular kind of skin and hairs. Everyone has a different type of hairs. Some shavers perform best on sensitive skin, while others are good with long hairs. Also, there are some that are handy for traveling purpose.

Now it doesn’t mean that you have to be a lot choosy while buying an electric razor. Find a suitable budget friendly blade and enjoy shaving, just don’t put too much pressure on your skin.

3. Not correctly cleaning your shaver:

Mostly, expensive shavers have a cleaning and charging set with them. But most of us, usually go for simple not so many costly shavers.

So we have to be a lot careful with the cleaning of our shaver. Most of us forget to clean our shaver with water. This mistake later causes a lot of problems while shaving again.

My advice to you all is, clean your shaver after every shave, as it will wash away hairs, dead skin, and dirt. Look at the instructions provided by your manufacturer. You should follow the guidance while washing your shaver.

Fortunately, most of the electric shaver is waterproof and can easily be clean with water. But safety is always first.

4. Not lubricating your shaver:

Lubrication is a must part of the more significant lifespan of shaver’s foil or blades and also provide comfortable use of electric shaver. Fortunately, it is not challenging to lubricate your electric razor. You must follow the given steps:

a. You can use clipper oil or any light lubricant like sewing machine oil. I use sewing machine oil, as it is budget friendly.

b. A single drop of oil on each foil is enough.

Benefits of having correctly lubricated electric shaver are:

  • It reduces heat generated by the friction of foils and blades.
  • It will prolong their life and improve your shaver’s performance.

Pro Tip: Perform lubrication process after each cleaning of your shaver

5. Not trimming long hair before using electric shaver:

People with long facial hair must first trim their hair with a good hair trimmer. When you do not cut your hair before using a shaver, your shaver finds it difficult to shave your facial hair. Thus not providing you the comfort it is meant to serve.

6. Not using pre-electric lotion:

Another important step towards having a smooth, comfortable shave is using a pre-electric lotion. Mostly we have moisture and oil on our skin or having flat laying hair or even a flaky skin. All these problems add up to not proving a comfortable shave.

For this very reason, I recommend you to use pre-electric lotion. It will absorb all your moisture and will tone the skin, causing hairs to stand

7. Not adding a post-shave treatment:

Just like after using razor we use after-shave, I recommend that you should focus on using a hydrating balm. You should avoid using that one that has alcohol in them or has any artificial fragrance, as these can give skin burns.

8. What to Choose between electric and traditional shaver?

A razor blade shaves off the thin layer of your skin cells. But on another hand, an electric shaver does not do that. As a result, after using a blade, the body produces replacement scar tissues that take around 2-3 weeks to go away. During this period, you will not get the best results with an electric shaver.

Due to this, you should stick to a specific method for three weeks before trying something new.


What I conclude is that it does not matter much that what kind of electric shaver you use. Keep in mind your skin type and cleaning of your electric shaver. Then there is no way you will face any problem ever again with your skin if you keep all the precautions in your mind.




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