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Waxing for Men – What You Need to Know

Waxing for Men – What You Need to Know

The art of Manscaping is hardly a new phenomenon, with evidence suggesting that men began removing their body hair around 30,000 BC! Nevertheless, hair removal for men has not always been in fashion, going in and out of style over the years. Nowadays, more and more men are choosing to remove their hair, with the number of men choosing to go bare increasing every day. As this new era of manscaping takes hold, men are focusing more attention and care on their grooming routines, and a huge percentage of them are setting aside their razors and choosing to wax as their go-to hair-removal method!

Why do men choose to wax?

Removing unwanted hair:

Waxing is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair, anywhere on your body! While shaving only removes hair above the surface of the skin, waxing removes your entire hair, root, and all! Hair will take longer to grow back, and by waxing regularly, your hair will grow back thinner, lighter, and less frequently. In essence, the more you wax, the less you’ll have to!

Smoother skin:

Let’s be honest, nothing ruins the mood quite like stubble burn, and who doesn’t want smooth, touchable skin? Not only does waxing remove your entire hair from its follicle, eliminating the issue of unwanted and prickly stubble left by shaving, but waxing also exfoliates your skin. By removing dry, dead skin cells, waxing will leave your skin soft and rejuvenated!

Reducing body odor:

Waxing helps to reduce the smell of body odor and sweat, leaving men feeling more confident and comfortable. As you perspire, your hair holds onto moisture, creating body odor as bacteria begin to break down your sweat. Not only is it easier to clean bare skin, but there will also be less sweat residue to clean up if there’s no hair holding it there!

Cost-effective and timesaving:

While shaving may seem like the cheaper option, the results don’t last nearly if waxing. Shaving more often means buying more razors, more shaving cream, more aftershave - not to mention, time is money! The results of waxing can last for up to 3 to 4 weeks. While you may end up paying a little more money upfront when you wax, longer periods in between hair removal sessions mean that you will need to groom less often, and you end up paying less in the long run!

Precision:

Waxing is perfect for the type of precise hair removal that is needed for many manscaping techniques. Only hair that has been covered in wax will be removed, giving you more control and precision than other hair removal methods. Waxing leaves men with clean lines, sharp edges, and the perfect finish!

Muscle definition:

Many men, including athletes, bodybuilders, and models, choose a full-body wax to help define their muscles. After working long and hard to get the body of your dreams, why let patches of body hair distract from those bulging biceps, chiselled pecs and shapely glutes?

5 areas that men choose to wax:

  1. Back and shoulders:

Many men feel insecure about the hair growing on their back and shoulders. As a result, this is the most popular area for men to wax. Removing this hair has helped men to feel more comfortable in their bodies.

  1. Chest:

Not all men have hairy chests, but those who do often choose to go bare-chested, especially in summer, while getting beach ready!

  1. Legs and arms:

Though the legs and arms are not the most popular areas for men to wax, with the increasing popularity of tattoos, some men choose to remove hair from their limbs to better display their body art!

  1. Brazilian / Bikini:

Just like women, some men prefer to be hairless down there. The “Man-zillian” or “Bro-zillian” is a great choice to reduce friction and make things extra smooth below the belt!

  1. Face:

Shaving every day, especially for those with thicker beards, can be a tedious and time[1]consuming task. Waxing is a longer-lasting option that helps to highlight the features of the face while leaving skin smooth for days, or even weeks!

Precautions and aftercare:

It is very important to take care of your freshly waxed skin to reduce irritation and prevent infection! Moisturizing with the Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil immediately after waxing will not only prevent and treat ingrown hairs but will leave your skin nourished, smooth, and healthy.

Remember to wait at least 48 hours after waxing before exfoliating and avoid exposure to the sun for a full 24 hours!

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