Cuts, Rashes, and skin irritation
Many men suffer from the negative effects associated with sensitive skin whether it be cuts, rashes or general other skin irritations. Cuts are caused by dull blades and shaving carelessly. Dirty blades can cause rashes.
There are a few more skin irritations that arise when shaving. These include razor burn, razor bumps and ingrown hair. Shavers to combat these issues specifically can be found on this page.
What should those with sensitive skin look for in an electric shaver?
Those with sensitive skin should:
Choose an electric shaver that is hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic shavers are of course, very unlikely to induce an allergic reaction.
Replace the blades on the electric shaver annually (or as according to your shavers manual). Sharp blades are of course important in insuring a close shave. It also insures the blade won’t get caught in a thick beard causing nicks or cuts.
Purchase an electric shaver that has wet shaving capabilities. Wet shaving allows for the application of shaving creams, water and other shaving products. The extra lubrication is great for those with sensitive skin. The blades will glides more easily over the skin since there’s less friction. Less frictions= less skin irritation.
Top shavers for those with sensitive skin
Here is our dedicated shaver list for those with sensitive skin:
The Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 could be a great choice. Hypoallergenic blades mean that this shaver is highly unlikely to induce an allergic reaction. The shaver can also been used with shaving products and water since it’s a wet shaver. Sonic cleaning technology is incorporated in this design making the shaver very hygienic meaning it harbours less bacteria. Less bacteria=less skin irritation (this feature is explained in detail in the full review). Read on for our full review, where we cover all aspects of this shaver in detail.
The Panasonic ES-RF31 is another good choice. The foil on this shaver is curved. That means no tugging or pulling on hairs, great for those with particularly sensitive skin. Also a wet electric shaver, shaving foams, gels and products can be used to decrease friction. The decrease in friction means an increase in how gentle a shave can be achieved. Read on for our full review, where we cover all aspects of this shaver in detail.
The Braun Series 7 799cc-6 is not only an overall amazing shaver, but also an amazing shaver for those with sensitive skin. The shaver features a mode dedicated to those with sensitive skin, providing a gentler shave. It’s also allows wet shaving so products and water can be applied to reduce friction. This shaver often also comes with a cleaning station. The increased hygiene means less chance of skin irritation. Read on for our full review, where we cover all aspects of this shaver in detail.
The Braun Series 9 9095cc is also very viable. It cuts hair nice and close without cutting the hairs so close that they’re able to grow back into the skin. It’s also fully waterproof meaning it’s possible to use in the shower with plenty of water and shaving products. Read on for our full review, where we cover all aspects of this shaver in detail.
The Braun Series 3 3040 had to be mentioned. We couldn’t quite put our finger on the exact reason this shaver is great for sensitive skin but it definitely is. It’s a wet shaver and as such can be used with water, shaving gel, shaving foam and plenty of other shaving products. The shaver seems to just glide over the skin effortlessly leaving little room for skin irritation. Read on for our full review, where we cover all aspects of this shaver in detail.
We are working on deciding which shaver listed above is the best electric shaver for sensitive skin.