For many men, body hair is considered a rite of passage and something to be proud of. Perfecting your beard and getting a fresh cut at the barber are all part of a man’s self-care toolkit.
Learning how to remove hair, or tame it, is something every boy learns. The most common hair removal method is shaving, but there are many other ways hair can be removed. Shaving, waxing, tweezing, laser hair removal, threading.. the list goes on. Whether you want to tidy your eyebrows, remove back hair or opt for no body hair at all (to highlight your muscles), these top tips are for you.
Use oil when shaving
If you prefer to shave, It is recommended that you always use oil. This is because regular shaving can irritate your skin and cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, and rashes. Oil (shop-bought or natural, like coconut or almond) will soothe and moisturize your skin while shaving, preventing unwanted side effects. After your shave, you can apply more oil to keep the skin moisturized for the rest of the day. It will thank you!
If you cut yourself while shaving, soak a cotton pad in cold water and press it over the cut – this will help stop the bleeding by constricting your capillaries. It will also help calm the skin and prevent unsightly inflammation.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating your skin should be a crucial part of your skincare routine. It removes dead skin and makes your complexion clear and bright.
When it comes to hair removal, it’s a good idea to exfoliate before you shave or wax. Waxing has become a popular hair removal method for men. It involves ripping the hairs out from the root so they grow back with fine ends, which causes less itching. To get the best results, exfoliate the entire body before your waxing session. This will prevent ingrown hairs, making the results last even longer (up to six weeks!) and prevent bumps.
Try laser hair removal
The technology for laser hair removal continues to improve and is becoming a strong contender for men who want to remove hair from the body more permanently. The process involves destroying the hair follicle with direct concentrated light. It sounds intense, but laser hair removal for men in Holywood is known to produce outstanding back, shoulder, and buttock hair removal results.
Top tip: don’t wax or use tweezers in-between sessions! Invest in a high-quality razor or trimmer if you need to remove it in-between hair appointments.
Use SPF throughout the year
Everybody should wear sunscreen when they step outside, even if it’s raining, cloudy or snowing. It’s especially important to wear SPF after removing any hair (whether you choose waxing, shaving or laser hair removal) because your skin becomes extra sensitive and is, therefore, more prone to damage from UV rays. If you regularly moisturize, make your life easy by buying a face cream that contains SPF. Aim for SPF 30 or above.