Electric Shaver Maintenance An electric razor is a common tool that is often not maintained as much as other grooming devices.
However, it is important to keep your electric razor in tip-top shape to ensure proper performance.
Not only will your skin thank you, but your bank account will too because you won’t have to buy a new razor every few months.
Caring for your electric razor requires some essential steps, but it is not necessarily time consuming or difficult.
A lot of people are misinformed about how to look after their electric razor, so that is why this article was put together.
After Care Electric razors can be quite the investment, so looking after them with care is needed in order to ensure they last a long time.
As soon as you are doing shaving, rinse out the blades and gently air dry or towel dry them.
You may even want to consider using a small brush to really get in between the blades and foils.
Then, lubricate the blades so they stay fresh and sharp for the next shave. The worst thing a person can do is use their shaver and just toss it in a drawer afterward.
With each use, hair and skin build-up in the razor and therefore, one must clean it out each time.
Avoid Water and Moisture Water and electrical devices do not mix at all.
So, why would you put your electric razor near water? You shouldn’t ever.
When you are done shaving and rinsing the blades with warm water, ensure they are completely dry before storing the razor.
Water that builds upon the electric shaver can cause rust and even corrode the blades.
This means that you should also never bring your electric razor into the shower with you.
While it may sound like a nice idea to bring your razor into the shower and shave while conditioning your hair, moisture and water droplets from the shower head can damage the blades and foils.
Avoid Overcharging the Electric Shaver One should never plug in an electric shaver when it does not need to be charged.
Sometimes it is a habit to just always want to charge the shaver after each use, even if it is not low in battery.
Overcharging the battery can cause it to overheat and perhaps die over time.
Avoid plugging in your electric razor until it is low on battery or has died.
Lubricate the Blades The blades of a razor can become dull and cause friction if not lubricated on a daily basis.
After each use, grab some high-quality lubricant and gently brush it on your electric razor blades and foils. This will ensure a smooth shave each time and no tugging of facial hair.
All you need is a tiny bit of lubricant to keep your razor in good shape; some companies even offer a small sample of lubricant that comes with the razor.
Replace the Blades and Foils Most blades and foils last at least 12 months, but sometimes they need to be changed sooner, depending on frequency of use.
If your electric razor is not performing the way it used to, chances are the blades and foils need to be replaced.
Shop around for a good deal and be sure to replace them as soon as possible.
Use a Head Protector or Case Storing your electric razor in a drawer or thrown in a travel bag is not doing it any favors.
If the razor is designed for a head protector, using one to store it is a great idea. Otherwise, put it in a soft case or wrap it in a towel for storage.
You do not want it to be jumbled around and become possible broken.
Avoid Piling on the Shaving Cream or Gel While shaving cream and gel are great for a smooth glide, it can potentially overload the razor.
Lightly spread on the cream or gel and if you need more as you go then add more.
Razor blades are not designed to handle large amounts of shaving cream so start with less and build up as you need.
A lot of people purchase expensive or good quality electric razors and forget to look after them.
It is important to maintain the health of the blades and foils to promote longevity of your device.
All it takes is some time after you are done shaving – clean the blades and foils, dry them, and store them with care.
With all this in mind, you should hopefully be on your way to caring for your electric razor with better knowledge.