Foil shavers have fine, angled blades that move side-to-side beneath a very thin metal screen called a foil. The blades work by pulling hair through the foil and cutting them off like scissors, providing you with an extremely close shave. These shavers are great for shorter facial hair and sensitive skin as they cause less irritation.
Foil shavers can come with up to three blades, and the more blades you have, the closer your shave will be:
- Single Foil are adept at slicing through fine to medium hair.
- Double Foil are for men with coarse facial hair and sensitive skin.
- Triple Foil can tackle coarse or medium and long or short hair without a problem.
A rotary shaver features circular blades that are typically arranged in a triangular pattern and spin under a slotted head. Ideal for longer hair, these rotary heads contour to your face so you get a smoother shave even around tricky areas like your chin and above your upper lip. Most rotary shavers also operate with very minimal or no noise.
If your skin turns bright red or burns after shaving, then you may be in dire need of a wet/dry shaver. This kind of shaver can handle the moisture from a wet shave so you can use shaving cream or water to lessen the friction on your face. These shavers also execute a pretty darn good dry shave as well.