Maybe you are the clean-shaven guy or perhaps you like a bit of trimmed and well-shaped beard. Whatever your style, choosing the right tool to do the job is very essential. Find below a few facts about electric shavers and trimmers that should make choosing the right equipment easier for you.

Do you desire a clean cool shave or yore? A good electric shaver will get the job done for you very easily and give you that baby face you desire. However, there are a few things you need to consider before deciding on which shaver is best for you.

1. Types of Electric shavers

When it comes to electric shavers, there are two broad types available. These are the rotary and foil shavers.

Rotary shavers generally come with two or three rotating cutting heads. They work by elevating the hair on your skin and then cutting them as close to the skin as possible. When selecting a rotary shaver, select one that has a shaving head that pivots to fit the contours of your face and neck when shaving. This helps you achieve a cleaner shave.

A rotary electric shaver image

An example of a rotary type electric shaver

Foil shavers on the other hand utilizes cutting blades placed behind thin metal foils. The foils serve to protect the skin. There are holes in the foil. Hair is lifted through these holes and then cut by the blades. This type of electric razor can provide a closer shave. For those with sensitive skin, you should choose this type or shaver as it is gentler on the skin. Their cutting heads are generally smaller and therefore shaving can take a bit longer than rotary shavers.

An example of foil shaver

An example of a foil type electric shaver

2. Is it rechargeable?

For those who travel a lot, make sure you select a shaver that has rechargeable batteries. Most electric shavers on the market today come with rechargeable batteries so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to this.

3. Adaptability

Choose a shaver that can be used wet or dry like the BRAUN SERIES 7 799CC-6WD which we reviewed here. This so you can even shave in the shower. Sometimes shaving in the shower can have its advantages so you need a shaver that will work even when wet.

4. Moisturize

So this may be taking it to a whole new level but believe it or not there are a few shavers that dispense moisturizer whiles you shave. Well you do want a beautiful skin with that clean shave so why not get a shaver that will also moisturize your skin every time you shave. The Philips Norelco 8020X Moisturizing Shaving System is one such shaver that achieves this goal.

5. Cleaning System

Electric shaver cleaning stand

An example of a cleaning stand for an electric shaver

It is necessary to clean your shaver after using it to avoid bacteria build-up and ensure good performance. Fortunately a lot of electric shavers come with their own cleaning stations. This automatically cleans the shaver and dries it with the push of a button. Almost all of the electric shavers we reviewed have their own cleaning stations.