Troubleshooting Dry shave with the Philips electric shaver If you're wondering how to dry shave with your Philips electric shaver, please find out here if we can answer your questions. Recommended procedure for dry shaving with the Philips electric shaver Step 1. Clean your skin using hot water and soap. Use a towel to dry your skin. Step 2. Wait 15 minutes for your skin to dry completely. Step 3. Begin shaving in circular motions over areas of hair growth. Step 4. Open the shaving head and run hot water over it to remove hair. Expert tip Step 2 is critical for you to include in your daily shaving routine, especially if you have been a blade user.