How To Shave With Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D Electric Razor

With a long history of quality products, this shaving device lives up to the reputation of its manufacturer. It combines the best features of a custom barber procedure, a home process using a triple or quad blade, or a fast and easy electric razor device. If you want to learn how to shave with Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D, here are some tips and techniques to incorporate.

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Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver with Jet Clean System

GyroFlex 3D System

While there are electrical shaving devices that promise two directions, the shaving unit of the SensoTouch 3D can move in three or more directions. The heads will tilt independently or flex in any direction. The holders for the heads allow them to move independently in any direction. Your face doesn’t have only two dimensions. The tool you use to remove your facial hair shouldn’t either.

The entire shaving unit can pivot in every direction. This adds more flexibility in allowing the shaver to follow every curve of your face. You won’t have to get into contorted wrist, elbow or shoulder positions to reach each area where your whiskers or beard needs attention.

In fact, the name Gyroflex is applied to the mechanism. The term “gyro” describes a disc or wheel where the axis can be of any orientation. The “flex” part of the name refers to the ease at which the various components follow the curves of the skin and beard base.



The flexibility of the Norelco 3D razor applies to the way you want to remove the beard. Using preshave, for example, is perfectly acceptable. It won’t interfere in the operation of the device in any way. The purpose of an alcohol-based preshave is to dry out the beard hairs so that they will stand up and can be cut off more easily.

It should be noted that the use of an alcohol preshave may affect the look of your shaving device. The alcohol won’t affect how the shaver operates or the mechanism itself. If you are careful to wash your hands after applying the preshave to your face and before picking up the shaver, the appearance will not be affected negatively.



Shaving using gel is similar to a wet shave with any device. You apply water to the skin then use the foam or gel according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will give you the best results. Before beginning the shave, rinse the shaving unit under water to be certain that the shaver will glide over the skin without sticking or pulling.

You will need to rinse the shaving unit regularly. If the gel or foam is not rinsed off, it will tend to become thick and will interfere with the proper operation. Once you are finished with the process, wash your face and dry as you usually would.

A circular movement while operating the device will give great results, although you can also use straight line movements. If you have sensitive skin, you will want to use products that are specified for your skin. It typically will require two to three weeks for your skin to become accustomed when you are learning how to shave with Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3d originally.

Cleaning the shaver meticulously after each use is crucial. Because using gel or foam requires more energy, your device may switch off during the shave if you do not keep the equipment clean. A wet shave requires more battery energy than a dry shave.

When you want to learn how to how to shave with Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D series, be sure you read the instructions and follow them carefully. There are specialized cleaning instructions included with each device, which may be more complex than simply rinsing under running water, shaking off the excess water and putting the device away.

There are cleaning cycles and products that will keep your Philips device operating properly for a lifetime.

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