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Manscaping: Body Grooming for Gentlemen

Since we evolved from scrambling around on all fours and began wearing clothes to keep us warm, much of male body hair has become obsolete. Subsequently, manscaping has risen in popularity, and in order to tame the fuzz, many modern-day gentlemen are learning how to manscape.

IT is a word we hear a lot, but how many of us actually know what the meaning of manscaping is? If you've ever found yourself wondering, "what is manscaping?" Then this article is for you. Manscaping essentially means male body grooming - removing or trimming bodily hair for cosmetic purposes. Most men revolve their manscaping routine around shower time as it is best to manscape when your body is clean of impurities - also warm water softens body hair which makes for easier grooming.

Now that you understand the manscaping meaning, it is important for you to understand the manscaping specifics. We like to divide these into the following regions: chest, back, armpits, arms & legs, above the neck (excluding the beard) and the genital area. Note that each individual male manscaping preference is unique to him, there is no one-size-fits-all. Men will manscape differently depending on things such as lifestyle, personal (or partner) preference and in general, just how furry they are.

How to manscape

Manscaping: Trimming chest hair

When it comes to manscaping chest hair, surveys show that a little hair is actually preferable to none (just a little!), so we suggest between 1 or 2 centimetres for the best results. Keep in mind that according to the survey the optimal amount is "Just enough to run your fingers through." In order to embark on the chest grooming journey correctly, the manscaping tool we recommend is your trusty trimmers. Once you've cut your chest hair down to a consistent density all over, moisturize your freshly trimmed chest with the fast-absorbing NIVEA MEN Maximum Hydration Body Lotion to prevent any redness, irritation, or itchiness.

Manscaping a bare chest

For those who prefer a totally smooth hairless finish, the razor is the only way to go. Lather yourself up with the NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam, carefully designed to prevent irritation from shaving, then go over with a blade. Make sure to always shave with the grain and those with thicker hair should be careful not to assume the grain is always growing in the same direction all over your chest. For a more comfortable shave, take a shower beforehand to soften up the hairs. To finish up, add a layer of NIVEA MEN Sensitive After Shave Balm to fight any signs of irritation and soothe your skin. Now you've manscaped your chest!

To be continued

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