Smooth for the summer
Posted on 26 Jun 2019

You’ve booked your flights and you’re off to enjoy the sun in a matter of weeks. But wait, what about all this hair?! Well, if you’re looking to get rid of that woolly jumper for the summer, check out our top tips on how to successfully and safely groom...


Getting it off your chest

If you’re wanting to have a silky-smooth chest for your holidays this summer, step away from the razor! Experts recommend using hair-removal cream for getting rid of chest hair. Dissolving the hair at the root, this technique gives you a few weeks before regrowth, plus it won’t grow back with a blunt, sharp edge, which can be itchy and irritable. For those with sensitive skin, waxing may be a preferred option.
Regardless of which full-removal method you attempt (cream or wax), do it a few days before you jet off, to counter any possible redness, sensitivity to sun, or irritation.

Bye-bye back hair

It’s best to trim your back hair with a body groomer, as the back is known for easily breaking out with a shave. Ask a partner to trim the hairs every week or two, without feeling pressure to keep it totally smooth. Or maybe you can manage this task on your own, if you’re flexible enough. If you want rubber-ducky sleekness, then waxing and hair-removal creams are your best options.


Smoothing out the cracks

If you really need to remove hair from your ass, including everything in the crack, experts advise not shaving or trimming the hair. Until the hair grows out, friction between your cheeks can cause all kinds of irritation to the area. Your best option is to get waxed professionally - but only if you dare...

Pesky pubes

If you’re wanting to be smooth ‘down there’, keep the razor well away. For pubes, hair-removal cream or a trimmer is best - although we must stress, do not put either on your junk! The skin in that area is thin and more harm can be done than good...
Use a more detailed head on your body groomer (even the nose-hair trimmer works!) and trim each hair individually or in small, manageable tufts, pulling the skin taut with each pass. Again, do not touch the trimmer to the skin. You’ll still get a smooth result, minus any nicks on your bits.


Take the weight off your shoulders

If you’re looking to get rid of your shoulder hair, then avoid razors and use a body trimmer. The shoulders are susceptible to breakouts, given they spend the whole day under your shirt, accumulating sweat and never breathing. Take the trimmer down to its lowest setting and go against the grain with it (this is the opposite rule to shaving, but since you aren’t breaking the surface of the skin, you don’t run a risk of ingrown hairs). Shear it all off and repeat the task every few days or once a week.

And what about my limbs?

The skin on the arms and legs is a lot less irritable than the rest of your body. The hair is generally pretty thin, too. So, proceed as you please, with a trimmer, razor, hair-removal cream or even a wax.


And don’t forget the aftercare...

Whatever method of hair removal you opt for, aftercare is essential. In the same way that the skin on your face benefits from a soothing aftershave balm, the skin on your chest, legs or crown jewels will feel all the better for some post-manscape love. If you opt for waxing, aftercare is also important, as skin can be sore and sensitive for a few days. Ideally, avoid hot showers, getting too sweaty and tight clothing until things settle down. Minimise irritation with products that contain soothing and antibacterial essential oils.

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