Extreme Manscaping: How to successfully shave off your body hair!

When most men pick up a razor for the first time it’s usually an attempt at ridding those first few hairs off your still youthful teenage face. Perhaps you were shown from a parent, or maybe even a YouTube video these days, but when it comes to hair from the neck down, it’s not quite as straightforward.  A little more time and care is required to make sure you don’t end up with an unwanted injury…


Tip 1: Never shave dry.   You wouldn’t shave your face dry so don’t even think about shaving your body without any protection either. Shaving foam or gel helps the razor glide over your skin and will help to avoid any nasty little nicks or cuts.  A razor with lubricant like the Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Lavender Oil infused moisturising strips on the Dorco Pace 6 Plus will help to calm the skin too.



Tip 2: Don’t rush it.   The body has lots of grooves, crevices, sticky out bits and lots of things that you don’t want to cut so make sure that you take your time.

Take a shower or bath first as this helps to soften the hair and open the pores.   Much like you would use warm water on your face before shaving, the same rules apply here.   Stretch the skin as you go just like you would on your face and be extra careful around sensitive areas like your nipples.  You don’t want to end up with a bathroom that looks like a horror movie set by the time you’re finished.



Tip 3: Avoid cheap, single blade razors. More blades, like the six you’ll find on the Dorco 6 Pace helps you to achieve a smooth and irritation free finish, especially on tricky areas like around your knees and ankles.   A razor with more blades usually helps to achieve a smooth result more quickly, so you can spend less time going over the same area.


Written by John Robertson
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“I’ll be honest; the first thing that attracted me to the Dorco Classic Razor was it’s clean, vintage design. I knew that it would look great on my bathroom shelf. Thankfully there is more to this razor though than good looks, its 7 precision aligned blades ensure that I always have a comfortable and close shave too!”

Shaving with Sunburn

Men: Shaving with Sunburn


Sunburn. We’ve all been caught out. Whether you forgot to reapply the SPF, or you nodded off by the pool after one too many mojitos, it happens to the very best of us. So if the summer sun has turned your face into a fetching shade of lobster red, what can you do to minimise the damage? And for the smooth-faced men among us, is it still a good idea to shave your scorched skin? Gents, we’ve got the answers.


When you’re left red faced     


Us guys are quick enough to slap sun cream on our backs, arms, legs, and chests. But many of us neglect our faces – after all, a greasy face isn’t a good look. The problem is, if you’re not wearing a cap, sunglasses, and hiding behind a magnificent beard, you stand a very good chance of burning your face…and that’s not a good look either.


But what happens when you’ve been burned, and you really need a shave? Needless to say, it’s not advisable. Burnt skin is already irritated and needs time to repair; possibly even to shed. Even with the most soothing lotions and potions, shaving can still irritate your skin – so it’s better to let it fix itself first instead of irritating it further. For most mild sunburns, the pain and irritation takes around 3 to 5 days to settle down. For anything more severe it can take quite a while longer. So try embracing a slightly more rugged look for a while.


Fast-tracking your way to healed skin


In the meantime, there are plenty of things you can do to speed up the healing process.


  • Cool it: Immediately after burning, take the heat out of sunburned areas by applying cold water, a cold damp cloth, or a bag of frozen peas to the affected area. After-sun products can also help.
  • Hydrate: Throughout the healing process make sure you’re rehydrating your skin from the inside out by drinking plenty of water.
  • Apply aloe vera gel: Its shining reputation as a sunburn healer is well earned, thanks to compounds that reduce skin inflammation, stimulate repair, and moisturise.
  • Apply coconut oil: Raw coconut oil is also fantastic for soothing and moisturising damaged skin, and it smells pretty good too.
  • Oatmeal baths: If your sunburn begins to peel and get itchy, then numerous skin gurus, including American dermatologist Dr Rosalyn George, recommend taking a lukewarm oatmeal bath to keep the discomfort to a minimum.


Shaving recently sunburned skin – handle with care


Once your skin has adequately healed, you’ll still want to baby it. Use lukewarm water instead of hot water, and to use aloe vera gel instead of your regular shaving foam. This will cool the skin while ensuring your Dorco razor glides nice and smoothly. It’s also important to use less pressure with your razor than you usually would, and to pat your skin dry once you’re done, rather than rub it.


How about shaving the body?


Because it’s a larger surface area, the worst sunburn us guys usually experience is on our shoulders and torsos. Fortunately, the skin there isn’t quite as delicate as it is on the face – however the same rules still apply. Give the sunburn time to settle down.


Prevention is better than cure


We can’t give you the lowdown on how to deal with sunburn without throwing in a few words about avoiding it in the first place. There’s really not much to it: Be wary of the afternoon sun, cover up if you’re particularly fair, and slather on and keep reapplying the SPF – especially when you’re swimming. When it comes to sunscreens, the higher the SPF the better the protection. Remember, there’s nothing unmanly about wanting to protect your skin. The burn is for the gym, not the beach.

Classic razor




From grooming guy, John Robertson of The Everyday Man


Tip 1: Condition it.  Your beard, just like the hair on your head needs to be looked after. Use a beard oil regularly to keep the hair from drying out.


Tip 2: Maintain it.  Don’t just sit back and watch it grow.  It’s important to keep it tidy, using a razor with a built in trimmer blade like the Dorco Pace 6 Plus will help you to keep the edges and lines nice and sharp.


Tip 3: Invest in a decent mirror.  Ideally one of those shaving mirrors, and always makes use of it in a well-lit spot.  This will make it easier to achieve a neat and even overall finish.


Tip 4: Don’t pluck.  Use your razors trimmer blade to remove any stray hairs.  Plucking them can lead to infections and ingrown hairs and is never recommended.


Tip 5:  There should be a clear distinction between your beard and any protruding chest hairs form the top of your shirt.  Use a razor to keep the neckline nice and tidy.  The pivoting head on the Dorco Pace 6 Plus makes it easy to shape your neckline.



Written by John Robertson