A lot of guys get nervous when they first contemplate shaving below the waist. We can’t imagine why? There’s nothing scary about it. There’s no risk, and absolutely nothing could go completely, horrifically wrong, right?
If you’re a guy who wants to clean up his lower-body hair but is worried about making unpleasant mistakes, you’re not alone. There are techniques and tricks that can help you, and one of the very first is to choose the right shaving cream. We’re about to tell you something revolutionary. The best shaving cream for shaving your boys is no shaving cream at all. Does that surprise you? Keep reading. We’ll address all of your concerns, and then we’ll teach you the correct way to take care of the boys.
What’s in a Cream?
Who really needs shaving cream anyways? We’re real men. Real men shave without cream. Or water. We do it completely dry — with the edge of our giant swords. That’s the way.
Wait. We’re talking about shaving downstairs? Oh. Maybe we can reconsider this for a minute.
Jokes aside, shaving creams, gels, and other lubricants are really important for shaving — regardless of the body part in question. The lubrication helps the blade glide smoothly across the skin. This leads to a more pleasant experience. It’s safer. It’s more comfortable. It reduces the risk of infection. There are reasons that everyone always talks about picking the right shaving lubricant. If you don’t, there are consequences that you might not like.
What Happens When You Dry Shave?
Most guys dry shave at some point in their life. If you’re among them, then you have an idea of what happens to your flesh when you skip the shaving cream. Let’s get into the gruesome details for a minute. Sure, a dry shave is irritating and riskier, but why?
Well, even though your razor blade is likely made out of steel, it’s not as strong as you might assume. Razors are sharpened down to extremely fine points, and when the metal gets thin enough, it loses some of the toughness and durability you might expect it to have. The thin metal is easily bent, scratched, and even chipped — by your hair. Seriously, this is why blades go dull.
Your lubricant helps the razor by softening the hairs and reducing the friction that prevents the blade from making clean cuts on the first pass. This reduces the bending and damage to the blade, and that makes it less likely that the blade will cause unintended damage to your skin. Think about shaving with a perfectly smooth blade (down to the near-microscopic level) vs a distorted, mangled blade. It should be clear why this is bad for you.
Why Not Just Use Cream?
That’s a fair question. You could shave your lower bits exactly the same way you go about shaving your face. In fact, a lot of guys do exactly that. Do you really need another option? Well, there are a few reasons you might want to change it up. The first is speed. You don’t always have all day to take care of the boys (which is the greatest crime of modern life). You want a solution that doesn’t put them at risk but also doesn’t take all day.
The other issue is that even when you use lubrication, you can still cut yourself shaving. Shaving downstairs isn’t the easiest thing in the world. If there’s a method that works without cream, maybe it’s better all around. Here’s a hint for you. There’s a way that’s better all around.
The MANSCAPED™ Way
The trick to shaving without cream, and managing your groin hair in general, is to stop using a razor on your manhood. Why was that ever really a consideration? Was it just a lack of creativity? Why would you want to scrape a razor blade across the most precious flesh on your whole body? It’s just crazy talk. No, we’re going to be smart about this. You can just use a trimmer. It’s easier, safer, and cleaner. It’s better in every way, especially when you make use of The Lawn Mower™ 3.0 trimmer. It’s the real solution to male grooming.
How to Trim Properly
Ok. We have a plan. Let’s take a few minutes to discuss execution. Using a trimmer is way easier than using a razor blade, but there are still some tricks to the trade. If you don’t know them, trimming will still be safer than shaving, but you won’t be getting the most out of your grooming sessions. Let’s go over some of the most important points so you can make this transition with minimal discomfort.
Do It Dry
A lot of blogs and style advisors will say to take a warm shower first. There is some merit in that advice. A warm shower will soften the hair follicles, but that’s more important if you’re going to actually shave vs trim. With the 3.0, the pre-shower routine isn’t necessary. You can skip special lubricants too. Our SkinSafe™ technology will protect you thoroughly, so you can trim without worry.
By trimming dry, you are free to shower after you’re done grooming. This is better for a lot of reasons. It makes sure you clear away the irritating hair clippings. It also enables you to be extra clean and fresh when you’re doing your male grooming thing.
Go With the Grain
Even though your trimmer is practically magical in how well it protects you, you want to go with the grain. This makes the trimming a lot easier. It gives you considerably more control, and it reduces the risks of tugging (which are pretty minimal when you use The Lawn Mower trimmer). Most importantly, going with the grain helps you control the length of your trim and avoid getting the hair too short. Yes, this is a thing. In fact, let’s do a whole section on it.
Don’t Trim Too Short
We’re talking about shaving your testicles, but the truth is that manscaping doesn’t require baldness. There are several reasons to keep a little lengthen on your lower fur. For starters, it looks better. Male anatomy was not designed by nature to be displayed in hairless framing. You have pubic hair for a reason. While trimming makes things look bigger and better, putting every last vein in an undisturbed view isn’t always a winning plan. Do you want to see male body parts in their hairless glory? Why would you assume anyone else does?
That’s really only a cursory issue. The major reason to manage your hair length is that cutting them too short leads to physical misery. You’ve shaved your face. Has the stubble ever proved irritating? Now think about this. Is your crotch hair softer or coarser than your facial hair? Go ahead and do the math. You don’t want groin stubble. It will itch and burn and make you walk funny for at least a day.
Even if you go short enough to not have stubble (a really close shave), it grows back. When it does, you’ll pay the price.
You can skip this whole issue by using your cutting guard to keep the hair just long enough to not be prickly. It takes practice to know exactly what that length is, so we always recommend starting with the longer guards and slowly working your way down. Once you know the limits, you can simplify the process and go straight to your desired length.
Remember After Care
Trimming is nowhere near as rough on the body as shaving, but you still want aftercare. We already talked about showering when you finish. This gets you clean to minimize irritation. That’s very important. If you use Crop Cleanser™ hair and body wash, you’ll turn your shower into a revitalization of your groin skin. It just makes you feel better and healthier in general.
After your shower, you want to gently pat dry. Then, you can apply some ball deodorant. This is about more than smelling great throughout the day (which you will). Crop Preserver™ ball deodorant is formulated to help control lower-body moisture. This can reduce dryness and chafing. It also keeps you from getting swampy and gross. Hitting that sweet spot will change your life in ways you can’t imagine.
In addition to ball deodorant, you also want to apply Crop Reviver™ refreshing spritz. This is an aloe formula that helps soothe any irritation that can occur from grooming. It also helps you improve your skin if you haven’t been taking proper care of it lately. Even if you aren’t bombarding yourself with a razor, you want the healthiest skin in the nether regions that you can possibly get.
You now know the great secret. Male grooming is super important, but it doesn’t have to involve a razor. You can get all of the tools you need in a convenient set known as The Perfect Package 3.0. That and everything else you need for your grooming is all available at MANSCAPED.com. Check it out regularly for the latest blog updates and newest, fun tools.
By: Christina Ablahad
Title: How to Shave Down There Without Shaving Cream
Sourced From: www.manscaped.com/blogs/grooming/how-to-shave-down-there-without-shaving-cream
Published Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0000
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How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Title: How To Wear A Watch The Right Way
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/wear-watch-right-way/
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Title: Preparing Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Buy Now And Save $$$)
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/fall-capsule-wardrobe/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
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Title: The Best Of Zara Fragrances
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/the-best-of-zara-fragrances
Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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