6 Common Shaving Mistakes You Must Avoid

6 Common Shaving Mistakes You Must Avoid

Life has rules. Don’t step on the cracks in the pavement. Never disturb a wasps’ nest. Avoid eating anything in the fridge that’s crawling out on its own. These rules are there for your own protection. So here are 5 more male grooming rules.. Follow them if you don’t want to be the guy who turns up for work with bits of toilet paper stuck to his face.

If you are one of the many men who feel bothered every morning because of a shave gone awry, you’re not alone!

There are a host of not-so-trivial mistakes men make while shaving that lead to nicks, cuts, skin irritability and in turn, scarring. These blunders shouldn’t be taken lightly, since they prevent you from getting a smooth, healthy looking skin. Here’s how these mistakes can be avoided with the use of an electric shaver as compared to using a regular razor:


1. Soiled towels


If you’re sharing your towels, that’s a big no-no in itself; but even if it’s just yours, it’s easy to forget to replace it regularly. Dirty towels are a sure shot way to catch skin ailments, especially around sensitive skin areas like the face and neck. When it comes to the Philips S5050/06 AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver, you can use it even in the shower, as it’s completely waterproof!


2. Repeatedly shaving sensitive areas


If you’re shaving the same spot over and over again, you’re giving way to red, irritable skin and unsightly skin bumps. The flexible head of Philips S5050/06 AquaTouch shaver, allows you to tackle sensitive areas with just the right amount of pressure and contact with the skin – one single swipe is enough! You can use the shaver every day without worrying that you’re overdoing it; this shaver is gentle on the skin and won’t cause any rashes.


3. Shaving against the grain with a razor


It is true that shaving against the natural hair direction is the right way to do it, but when done with a regular razor, more often than not, it causes ingrown hair, redness and shaving bumps. Shave against the grain using an electric shaver and you won’t have to fret anymore! It is gentler on the skin and doesn’t pose the threat of cuts and bruises, rather gives you softer and smoother skin.


4. Using cold water


Cold water shrinks the pores, which in turn leads to a less effective shave. You may not always have the time to wash up with warm water though, which is why the Philips S5050/06 AquaTouch Electric Shaver works great; you can just do a quick dry shave that’s equally effective.


5. Trimming at the same time


When using a razor, you have only two options, hair or no hair. But when it comes to sideburns, you are usually looking for a way to trim it rather than shave them off completely, and when you’re unable to do that, you resort to using scissors. With an AquaTouch electric shaver, you have the dual benefit of shaving and trimming all in one device, making the whole process faster, cleaner and more efficient.


6. No post shaving routine


What usually happens after you use a razor blade on your face is that you feel the need to spend a few minutes pampering your skin because you can see redness and nicks and cuts. When you’re using an electric shaver, it’s just a one-step process: shaving.

With the Philips AquaTouch S5050/06 AquaTouch shaver, there’s no risk of unsightly scars, redness or pain - the only risk is looking too good!