PREP IS VITAL
Despite the growth of shower-friendly shavers, Basso’s adamant you’ll enjoy a better experience with an electric model when the face is dry. “Washing the face then drying with a towel is ideal, as you’re removing all the natural oils.”
WHAT’S YOUR ANGLE?
Hold it 90 degrees between razor and face. “With the free hand,” says Basso, “stretch the skin taut as you shave, making the hairs stand upright.”
“Sensitive skin can be an issue for some,” says Basso. “To avoid irritation, use the electric shaver in areas you know are sensitive first, as this allows these zones extra time to calm down.” Also, it’s worth applying a calming moisturiser afterwards.
LUBE IT UP
“Like many mechanical objects, electric shavers work better when they’re regularly oiled, preferably once before use. Also be sure to use the cleaning brush provided to remove any whisker dust. But be gentle because it can be fragile. These steps will keep the blades sharper for that little bit longer.”
( 1) Remington ‘Smart Edge Advanced Foil’ shaver, $99, harvey norman.com.au; Clinique ‘Post Shave’ soother, $40 (75ml), clinique.com.au