There are almost too many hair removal choices, including laser hair removal, waxing, sugaring, threading, and, of course, the most simple at-home option: shaving. Shaving is a large topic in and of itself, but the most important decision you’ll have to make is whether to use an electric or manual razor.
Straight blades are pulled along the skin to cut the hairs with manual razors. They produce a close shave, but using too much pressure or shaving over the same area of skin repeatedly might irritate the skin. A manual razor can also easily cut or nick the skin.
A closer shave may feel good, but because our skin’s surface isn’t absolutely smooth, it will inevitably remove some skin cells. For some people, this can result in noticeable or microscopic nicks or discomfort over time.
Shaving with an electric shaver on dry, sensitive skin might aggravate the situation. Shave in single strokes in the direction of hair development when using an electric shaver, and make sure to wipe out the razor on a regular basis.
Repeated strokes over the same area of skin increase the likelihood of irritation and ingrown hairs. (And pro tip: Try to avoid tapping the blades on the sink because it can damage the edge of the blades themselves!)
Here are some of the best electric razors to shave in or out of the comfort of your own shower:
Panasonic Cordless 4 Blade Razor
If you’re looking for a low-cost electric razor that does the job, look no further. This is a foil razor that hugs your curves, particularly around your armpits and bikini line. It’s completely waterproof, so you may use it in the shower.
Philips SatinShave Advanced Women’s Electric Shaver
The traditional Philips electric razor comes with a variety of attachments to ensure that you can shave safely even in the tightest of leg and underarm shapes. It also comes with a bikini trimmer for those hard-to-reach areas.
Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9
It comes with two heads: one for shaving and one for trimming, allowing you to reach even the most difficult areas of your body. It is a favorite of beauty editors and consumers alike. It includes 40 tweezers in its motor to give you a very close shave that will leave your skin smooth for weeks. (Plus, there’s a Venus razor included!)
Magicfly Women’s Painless Hair Remover
This is the electric razor for you if you enjoy a quick and easy shave in the shower (and who doesn’t?). It’s a painless razor that glides across your skin effortlessly without the use of any product.
Brori Electric Razor for Women
For those of you who are prone to missing an area, this electric razor can assist you. It also boasts an ultra-quiet motor and an LED light to aid your shave in the appropriate way.
So Girls, what are you waiting for? Happy