Today, shaving is considered a part of good physical hygiene for both men and women. People who shave regularly help maintain their health and general well-being by preventing dirt from accumulating in growth areas like the beard on the faces of men, and in underarms and legs for women. Appearance is also important, which is why choosing what to do to get rid of unwanted hair is something to think about. Braun has electric shavers, but also offers its Silk-épil products for women who might choose using an epilator to get rid of unwanted body hair at the roots without unduly damaging the skin. The effects of epilating can last up to four weeks, but for various reasons—most probably because epilation is not entirely pain-free—some people choose to go with shaving to get rid of body or facial hair.
The first choice you have to make when shaving is whether you want to use a razor or an electric shaver. You might be at ease with using a razor if you don’t want to worry about recharging your shaver, but if you get in a situation when a busy schedule forces you to shave in the car while waiting at a red light, you might be thankful for a rechargeable cordless shaver which can be better than a simple razor in your hand to minimize the chances of you nicking yourself.
When choosing a shaver, make sure you look at the shaver’s features and compare them against the others. Foil shavers are made for close shaving, but they aren’t perfect for use on longer hairs, while the rotary shavers are designed for maneuverability, and can more easily be moved around in the tricky chin and neck parts. Among the number of foil and rotary shavers offered by Braun, Philips Norelco, and Remington, the Remington ES-1000 is reportedly good at preventing razor burn and bumps, which means that it can be used even by men who have sensitive skin.
There are a few things you should remember when shaving with an electric shaver:
- Check the charging capabilities of your shaver. There’s nothing worse than running late in the morning and having your shaver die on you halfway through, especially since most shavers take at least an hour to fully charge. Shavers have different charging capabilities, so it’s a good idea to inform yourself of the charging capabilities of your particular shaver, how long it needs to charge and how long it holds a charge, so you would know if the batteries are running low and you have to recharge them.
- Read the manual for your shaver. Electric shavers often come with a manual to explain about charging batteries or replacing razors or foils, but when it comes to how you shave, it’s up to you to really find out the shaving method which works for you. It’s still a good idea to find out what you can about your device though.
- Do not forget to replace razors/foils when needed. The foils in foil shavers can get worn as time passes, and if they’re extremely worn, they can irritate the skin. This applies to the cutters also found in shavers as well. Both foils and cutters, therefore, have to be replaced from time to time, usually in a period somewhere between six and twelve months.
It’s advisable to shave after taking a bath, so that the skin is supple - but wipe off any excess water from the areas you want to shave. This is to protect your shaver and the razors in your shaver, which might receive gradual damage from the water.