A lot of men are beginning to enjoy shaving their leg and general manscaping more, if recent research is anything to go by.
While some men are concerned concerned just trimming the hair off their legs, others simply want to go for clean shaven legs.
The real question however is why should you shave off the hair on your legs?
Why Do It?
A lot of men in the 21st century are body-conscious, especially those born at the turn of the millennium. More young men are becoming obsessed with having smooth and buff bodies like those of celebrity sportsmen and movie stars. For a generation of men that have become used to looking up to sportsmen like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, and movie stars like Brad Pitt and Will Smith, shaving their legs is a vain and aesthetic choice.
A lot of athletes are accustomed to shaving their legs because it is it easier for them to get a massage or remove a tape latched to their skin. For certain sportsmen such as cyclists, it is a pre-preemptive way to treat road rash and chafing, or to add a little fraction to aerodynamics. More so, the clean-shaven look in sports has helped to remove the stigma of everyday blokes leg scaping.
How Do You Shave Your Legs?
If you’ve got some money to spare and have a high threshold for pain, you can go visit a professional to help you was your leg. It not only lasts longer, but also provides a smoother appearance for your leg. The most pain you will feel will be around the area of the shinbone if you decide to go this route. Shaving is another good option, especially if you make use of a shaving gel and a regular razor. You should however ensure that you shave smoothly upwards from the ankle to avoid having grazes and cuts. Also, ensure that you moisturize afterwards to keep your skin looking healthy and shiny. Hair-removal creams tend to weaken the hair and you can just simply wipe and clean off the hair with a wet cloth and are usually best for fine hair such as those under the arms. Using hair removal creams for thick hair that you find on your legs will usually result in a patchy result. If you choose to trim, be careful with the length you choose to leave the hair on your legs. Nobody likes to touch a stubbly leg.
Is It Something You Should Do?
Chances are if you’re an athlete, you’ve probably been shaving your leg. If you’re however someone with bushy hair on your legs and you’re keen about tidying things up, you should go for it. If you’re considering getting a tattoo on your leg, it’s good to shave off your leg hair to give the artist a good canvas to work on. And of course, if you’re a spornosexual (a word coined out out of sports, porno and metrosexual) who is keen on replicating the clean-shaven legs of Christiano Ronaldo, then go for it. Manscaping has taken away the old stigma of shaving below the belt. If you’re hairy and feel that your legs will look a tad better without the hair, go ahead and take them off to have that satisfactorily streamlined legs.