Many men (and several women, too) have gone electric these days when it comes to getting rid of facial hair. By using mens electric shavers, many people have discovered a less hassle-free way to shave safely and to shave much faster than traditional or conventional shaving. Why do electric razors work wonders like they do? The answer lies in the way these electric shavers are designed.
The first important distinction that mens electric shavers have over their traditional counterparts is the use of oscillation. Every electric razor has blades or razors that oscillate or rotate at high speed. These blades, of course, are the ones that cut the hair. The high-speed rotation of the blades is made possible by a small electric motor. This means that electric razors need electricity to operate. Some models run on batteries, both disposable and rechargeable types. Other models require plugging into an electrical outlet as source of power. Some models also combine both battery use and AC line use.
To protect your skin from the fast-rotating blades, an electric shaver has a shield, typically made of metal foil. The metal foil shield has small holes or perforations. When you press your electric razor against your face, your facial hair will poke through the perforations in the shield and come in contact with the rotating blades. That’s how your whiskers are cut. The process is pretty much similar to cutting grass with a lawnmower.
Because of this handy design implementation, people who use electric razors hardly experience getting cuts or nicks in the skin when they shave. They also tend to spend less time in shaving. Electric shaving also do not require the use of water, and some people appreciate this because electric shaving can be very handy when one is traveling. A lot of people have also reported not experiencing razor bumps (also known as pseudofolliculitis barbae or ingrown hair) when using electric razors.
Although mens electric shavers could never be as light or as small as traditional razors, their high-speed and efficient operation, as well as their convenience, makes them a favorite among many men and women.