NOW THE real heat of summer has stealthily crept up on us, the big summer decision also arrives… do we shave our body for the hot weather, or not?
From an athletic point of view, if you swim, run or bike there are actual performance benefits that come with playing it smooth.
However, most guys who choose to shave their body, particularly in Spain, do it for more prosaic and narcissistic reasons.
Visit any beach, swimming pool or gym at this time of year and you will be surrounded by acres of smoothly shaved male flesh.
Spanish guys feel far more comfortable without body hair that clogs with sweat during the humid summer conditions and also think smooth skin shows off muscle definition in a much better fashion.
So, if you’re planning on doing it, here are a few tips on how you should go about it:
- First block out some time and be prepared to go slow, real slow, as shaving down your entire body takes time and you certainly wouldn’t want to nick or cut a ‘vital organ’.
- Grab an electric trimmer and trim your entire body down to stubble, including your back, then, grab shaving cream and a razor with a fresh blade.
- Shave against the direction of the hair growth and when time is tight, sometimes it’s easier to take a body part at a time while in the shower.
- One day shave your chest, the next your legs ensuring that afterwards you rinse with cool water to close the pores.