So, you’ve decided to give manscaping a try? Good on you. There are several popular techniques to get rid of excess hair on a male body. Apart from the traditional razor blades and trimmers, these days a lot of men resort to more aggressive techniques such as electrolysis, laser treatment and such. Sure, waxing is an option too, but quite frankly you are better off with traditional methods and a few cool tips to get the job done yourself, rather than being ruthless to your body just because you want to get rid of hair quickly and efficiently.
Apply Lukewarm Water Before You Start
Many guys are not aware of certain body shaving techniques that are quite simple, extremely helpful and effective. One of these is to use lukewarm water before you start to shave a body part. Just splash the lukewarm water on that particular area and then begin shaving. What this does is soften the hair so that the razor passes smoothly across, and even more importantly it opens up the pores in the skin. In contrast, use cold water to close the skin pores when done.
Get the Right Razor for the Job
One side of the whole shaving process is to prepare for the process with warmish water, shaving cream etc. You are also advised to grab specific types of razors for shaving male body parts. Why? Well, it’s simple really. Certain razors like the Gillette BODY have protective cushions, anti-slip grip and extra lubricating strips to allow for easier control and smooth shaving, minimizing any unwanted cuts or potential skin irritation.
Let the Cuts Heal Completely
Cuts you get while shaving can be a nasty and painful business no matter which area of the body you happen to be shaving. The crucial thing to remember here is that once you’ve disinfected the wound/cut and cleaned it properly, you must allow it to heal entirely and not shave across that same spot (trimming is okay, but avoid passing over the wound with a blade). It’s imperative to do this in order to prevent any infection or bleeding.
Avoid Using Perfumes After Shaving Some Body Parts
Lots and lots of guys like to smell nice after a shave, and even more so they want to clean up and disinfect the area post-shave. If you’re doing your armpits, you’ll want to avoid this move altogether. This may seem like a genuinely cool idea at first, but it’s usually a shortcut to skin irritation or burning sensation, and yeah it’s not the best choice especially for dudes who have dry and or sensitive skin. The same thing goes when you shave your crotch area.
Shave the Chest, Match it With the Back
Here’s some cool, quick advice on how to handle the chest region, if you are determined to make that part of your body smooth, shiny and hairless that is. For starters, pairing is essential, because you don’t want to have a completely shaved and smooth chest, and a back that’s left with a lot of hair. So, once you’re done, be sure to do your back as well to achieve the look of a properly groomed man. Now then, as for the shaving process itself, here’s what you need to do: your strokes should be steady and use the trimmer first, and make sure to run it in the direction of hair growth. You might also want to begin with a bit of a longer guard to avoid accidentally clipping it too close. After that, change to a shorter guard. Take care during this process because some areas have thicker hair than others, so use the shorter in denser spots to achieve a more even look.
Be Mindful Of Your Strokes
Finally, when it comes time to actually start shaving, take care not to press too hard against your skin as this could result in cuts or irritation. Instead, use short strokes with light pressure while moving in the direction of hair growth – this ensures that each pass of the razor removes as much hair as possible while minimizing the chances of nicks and scrapes on your skin’s surface! Lastly, rinse off with cold water after each stroke (especially if using an electric razor) in order to help close up pores and reduce further irritation from heat buildup from friction between blade and skin!