How to get a close shave

Follow these steps for the closest shave

When switching from a rotary shaver or manual razor, it might take up to a month for your skin to adjust to the new method of shaving, and that might make getting a close shave a bit tricky at first. It’s like your hairline: it takes time to switch from a side part to a middle part. To help make the process easier, check out our step-by-step guide for a perfect smooth close shave without cuts or redness.

Step 1 
Make sure your shaver is charged and ready to go. 
 
Step 2 
Try to shave before you wash your face, since the skin tends to be slightly swollen after washing. 
 
Step 3 
After a few days without shaving, for example post weekend, you should trim your stubble beard before you shave. 
 
Step 4 
Now, turn the Braun shaver on. Stretch the skin with your free hand before you shave extra sensitive areas or ones that need a closer shave. This ensures a smooth glide across the skin. 
 
Step 5 
Hold the shaver at a right angle (90°) to your skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Also keep in mind that avoiding going over the same areas over and over again will reduce your chances of skin irritation. 
 
Step 6 
Keep the pressure even to achieve the best possible shave. No need to push as hard as you do with a manual razor. 
 
Step 7 
Clean your shaver regularly. Depending on the model, you may be able to use the Braun cleaning center that automatically cleans and lubricates the shaver at the push of a button. 
 
Finally, we recommend you replace the cutting parts every 12-18 months to maximize performance. Don’t use too much pressure and stick with it!

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