The Must-Shave Areas for Beach Life 2019
No-shirt season is here once again. It's time to slather on some sunscreen and head to the beautiful sandy beaches that are awaiting you all over the globe. The place where the shoreline meets the water is a space that invites relaxation and fun in the sun, but it can also invite awkward stares and unkind social media memes if you don't take care of your own landscape before heading into areas where lots of people are hanging out.
What do we mean?
Well, you see, before you don your bathing suit and let your skin soak up some sun, you've got to do a little manscaping—preparing your skin to go bare, if you will.
When bathing suit season rolls around, women are the first in line to grab great razors that get them bikini-ready. But wise men are right behind them, putting male grooming best practices into place before they head to the beach to play.
Confused about how you should start your own manscaping endeavors? Here's a look at your must-shave areas for beach life 2019:
Hair That Has to Go Away Before You Go to the Beach
1. The Hair Back There
Back hair is one of the easiest things to overlook when you're the one wearing the fur cape, but everybody you encounter will have a hardcore focus on the follicles that decorate your back.
We get it—that hair lives in a world that's far beyond your reach. You certainly can't shave it yourself, and if you're like a lot of people, you may not even realize just how wooly it's gotten back there. Trust us—you probably have a few follicles would be better off in the wastebasket. You might even have an entire winter coat that needs to be retired now that sunny weather is here.
The Bottom Line with Back Hair
Hire a friend to take care of these unwanted tresses. Buy your favorite person a six-pack or promise another form of payback in exchange for the ability to bare your bare back skin.
- Trim it down with a hair trimmer that's specifically designed for the type of coarse body hair that might be growing back there. Even if your body hair is fine, the chances that your back hair has grown to lengths that go above and beyond the job description of a standard razor mean you should always take care to use a trimmer first. The Lawn Mower 2.0 features SkinSafe™ technology that'll protect those hairs from being tugged or pulled. If you're not looking for a smooth-skin situation on your backside, you can simply stop once the trimmer's done it's job.
- Get a little smoother with a razor that's built for men's bodies—from top to bottom. The Plow is a single-blade, double-edged razor that's meant to ensure you achieve smooth, hair-free skin without worry of burns, itches, or uncomfortable situations. (This is an important fact for the other body parts we'll discuss further down in this article. Stay tuned!)
2. The Strands on Your Shoulders
Werewolves don't have any business being at the beach. That means, if you've started showing your hairy side on your shoulders, you qualify as someone who belongs in bad sci-fi flicks until further notice.
Want to avoid the ostracism attached to the creatures that can only be killed by a silver bullet? Invest in yourself and manscape your shoulders before anyone sets eyes on your summer skin.
You don't have to be embarrassed about your shoulder hair; just do something about it before you have to make public appearances before large audiences. You can probably take care of most of your shoulder hair yourself, but the reach can get a bit awkward (maybe even painful) as you approach the rear. For best results, toss in an extra brew for the person who's taking care of your back. A few extra moments during your assistance-facilitated manscaping session can save you a lot of shame when your shirt comes off.
What to Do About Shoulder Wool
Get rid of it. While a patch of chest hair looks good on the right guys, shoulder hair never shines sexy in any light. Put The Lawn Mower 2.0 to work on the area that surrounds your collar bone to ensure you're in tip-top shape this summer season.
3. The Rogue Fuzz on Your Front
Like we said, some guys do well with a patch of fuzz running down his front. Maybe that's you, maybe it's not. What we can promise you, in any event, is that you shouldn't be the guy who's got such a full chest of hair that everyone relates you to a bad 1970s cliche. After all, you don't want to be this guy at the beach, do you?
Fuzzy navels only belong in one place: a cocktail glass. Get rid of the rogue hair that's covering your front half. If you're going for the ultra-smooth and touchably soft situation that comes from going completely hair-free, make sure you trim first, then use a razor to clean up the leftovers. Once your skin's all clean, you can hop in the shower and wash your stink away.
But, before you do...
4. The Wool Below Your Waistline
Make sure you get the wool that grows just below your waistline. You may think it's hiding below your belt, but if you've let your bush grow a zip code all of its own, you can bet you're showing some of your short and curlies to passersby.
Don't let your pubes get the best of you.
Untamed tresses below the belt can easily begin to peek out over your bathing suit band. Before you know it, a fun day at the beach is filled with screams and people fleeing their beach towels as though Jaws has found a way to walk on land.
We don't want that now, do we?
Trim'em down with The Lawn Mower 2.0 to ensure your pelvic region is free and clear of the pubes that could otherwise be indecently exposed. You can keep the rest of your hair down there if you must, but there are reasons you'll probably want to explore continuing further south with your manscaping journey.
5. The Fuzz That Lives Below Your Phallus
Let's face it—we all know that carefree summer days can also lead to evenings where new friends get to play.
If you don't want to surprise potential partners with the kind of fuzz that'll freak them out when it's time to get between the sheets, eliminate the possibility before you step out. Shave your junk down to its sensitive skin. Besides enlivening a whole new feeling of sensuality when you're in sexy situations, you'll be trapping a whole lot less sweat down there, which ultimately means you're funking up your shorts way less than you would be if you were letting your pubic hair capture smelly bacteria.
Get ready to let your balls feel the wonder of summer fun. That's right boys; they're ready to be unleashed and set free so they can ride away in the sunset after a long day on the shoreline.
How to Get the Beach-Body Shaving Duties Done Right
No matter which part of your body you're going to conquer, before you start to manscape, you've got to have the right tools in your hands. Manscaped's products are specifically designed to remove hair without tugging, pulling, or leaving weird itchiness in their wake.
Every correct shave should start with a trim powered by The Lawn Mower 2.0. Once the garden's been cleared of overgrowth, The Plow will smooth out the surface. Be sure to lay down The Magic Mat before you begin any of your shaving endeavors, however. This simple piece of disposable pads keeps your pubic hairs from floating into the nooks and crannies of your bathroom, which—of course—you'd otherwise be cleaning up for months after each male grooming session.
Once your body is free and clear of hair, step in the shower and give your skin a douse of Crop Cleanser. Made for a man's body, this pH-balanced all-over body wash is great for your nuts, your neck, and everything in between. (It's also a great shampoo, too.) Now that the dirt's down the drain, top your beach body off with a ball deodorant and seal the deal with Manscaped's post-shave anti-inflammatory spritz.
Manscaped is your place for all things hair-free. Whether you're ready to expose your bare skin to the world, or you just want to take a little off the top, our tools are designed to keep your sensitive skin (and private parts) protected. Order your Perfect Package 2.0 today and get ready to leave your shirt on the shore!