Written by Kevin

How do you maintain an electric shaver?

The longer you use an electric shaver, the more dirt and old skin flakes will accumulate in the shaver head. This causes razor burn and can eventually even damage your skin. In order to prevent this, you'll need to clean your electric shaver. It won't take very long, you just need to know how it works.

1. Rinse the shaver head

Rinsing a Braun electric shaver

After every shave, you need to rinse the electric shaver under a faucet. That way, you can remove most of the hairs and dirt. You should subject your electric shaver to a thorough cleaning after every 3 shaves. If you have normal beard growth, that means about once a week. Got a full beard that you shave regularly? In that case, it's best to clean your electric shaver 2 times per week.

2. Regularly clean the electric shaver

Philips SmartClean cleaning station

Cleaning an electric shaver requires a specific approach. Which approach is suitable for your electric shaver, depends on the type of electric shaver you have and on whether you own a cleaning station. A cleaning station will do a lot of the cleaning for you.

3. Replace the shaver head on time

Shaving with a Braun electric shaver

It's important to keep a close eye on when the razor blades become too worn for shaving. Worn blades will get the skin dirty and damage it. In order to prevent this, you should replace the razor blades after 12 months. It won't matter how well you clean them, because even well-maintained blades can't be used to safely and hygienically shave your skin after 12 months. Never shave using the same shaver head for longer than a year.

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