With a shaver, dry shaving is more skin-friendly, and less likely to generate nicks and cuts. Wet shaving is refreshing and smooth, as long as you remember the shaving foam. Doing what’s right can feel very uncertain at first – especially if you have sensitive skin – but luckily there’s some help at hand.
2. Prepare your skin
If you’re shaving without cream, it is important to have properly dry skin before you start, because moist skin can hamper the smooth movement of the shaver on the face. If you have a shower or wash your face, wait at least 5 minutes to dry off completely.
If you’re shaving wet, it’s still best to start with clean skin, but be careful not to have a hot shower, it will make your skin hot, puffy and sweaty – and difficult to shave. Just smooth on some shaving foam or gel before you start shaving.
3. Shave the comfortable way
Wet or dry, the Series 7000 BeardAdapt Sensor will check your beard density and automatically select the best comfort setting for you. You can manually select a setting if you want to, but your shaver and connected GroomTribe app are designed to care of it.
4. Shave with circular motions
Applying only light pressure (pressing too hard will give you more friction, which can then equal more irritation), shave in small, circular movements. Slow down and take your time with sensitive areas.
5. Final pass
Now that you’ve gone over your entire face once, it’s time to go closer. Make your final pass now, using a little more pressure and moving against the grain. As before, you’ll want to treat sensitive areas with a little extra care and caution.
6. Difficult hairs
Shaving without cream means it’s easier to spot those rogue hairs that have escaped your shaver. But if you are shaving with cream, you can still tackle stubborn hairs and tough-to-reach areas. Gently pull your skin a little tauter to lift the hairs.
The length and style of your sideburns is up to you, but now is definitely the time to take care of them with your Series 7000 trimmer or styler attachment.
Now for some after-care. Get that fresh-shave feeling by finishing up with aftershave or a shaving balm. That’s it: you’re ready to face the day.
Remember: A regular shaving routine can help keep your skin used to the electric shaver, meaning you get better results. And don’t forget that all-important post-shave hygiene. Rinse your shaver with plenty of lukewarm water, shake it off, and lay it out open.
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