If you experience skin irritation during or after shaving, try the following 3 tips!
1) Apply gentle pressure
Be gentle during shaving. Don't press the shaver too hard against your skin. The top of the shaver should just touch the skin. Let the cutter do the work.
The aim of shaving is to remove hairs and not the top layer of your skin. Applying gentle pressure makes the hairs stand upright so that they do not get stuck between shaver and skin. When the hairs are upright, they are easier to catch and to cut. Gentle pressure also reduces friction between the shaver and your skin, which has a positive effect on the perceived skin comfort.
2) Make small circular movements
Shave by making small circular movements of approx. 5 cm over the skin.
Small circular movements ensure that the hairs are approached from different directions. This increases the chance of catching the hairs and results in greater hair removal efficiency. If you move the shaver in circles, you have a bigger chance of catching and cutting hairs because you approach them in longitudinal as well as transversal direction. With linear movements, you approach hairs in only one direction, thereby reducing the chance of catching them.
3) Pre-trim if you haven't shaved for a couple of days
If you did not shave for a number of days, trim before you start shaving.
By pre-trimming longer stubble, you reduce hair length so that you need fewer passes with the shaver. This leads to shorter contact of the shaver with your skin, which reduces skin sensitivity and increases skin comfort.
When hairs are longer, it sometimes feels as if hairs are pulled rather than shaved. Pre-trimming will prevent this.