Troubleshooting Dry shave with the Philips electric shaver If you wonder how to shave dry with your Philips electric shaver, please find here if we can answer your questions. Recommended procedure for dry shave with the Philips electric shaver Step 1. Clean skin using hot water and soap. Use a towel to dry skin; Step 2. Wait 15 minutes for your skin to dry completely; Step 3. Begin shaving in 2 circular motion over hair growth areas; Step 4. Open shaving head and run hot water over it to remove. Expert tip The step 2 is critical for you to include into your daily shaving routine, especially if you have been a blade user.