GOING HAIRY FOR MOVEMBER? HOW HAVING FACIAL HAIR WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Going Hairy for Movember?: How Having Facial Hair Will Change Your Life

What’s your look? Are you rugged and stubbly? Butch and bearded? Or clean-cut and clean-shaven? If it’s the latter, then you might be hopping on the Movember bandwagon this month, and growing some face fuzz to raise money for charity. But what can you expect from a life with facial hair? More attention from the fairer sex? A greater proficiency with rudimentary tools? We’ve got the lowdown.

Women quite like it

Numerous studies and surveys have concluded that some women actually favour a bit of scruff. This is probably because it’s perceived as more masculine. But, of course, facial hair tends to be a bit of a love/hate thing. While the studies revealed that women preferred a bit of stubble over a clean-shaven look, full on beards weren’t quite as desirable.

People will think you’re wiser

But if you go all out for a full face of fuzz, there’s a good chance you’ll be perceived as a wiser person – well, so long as you don’t say anything too daft. From wizards to Jedi masters to enlightened hippies: popular culture is brimming with beardy men who have all the answers. So don’t be surprised if you become the new sage in your friendship circle – a beard makes it look like you know how to handle things.

It can age you – if you need aging

If you’re fresh-faced and ‘blessed’ with age-defying boyish good looks, then you probably spend a lot of time getting ID’d in pubs and supermarkets. Many people would revel in this. But it’s slightly less appealing when you’re in your mid-twenties. Or even thirties. A sprinkling of facial hair, however, can be the perfect antidote, bumping up your age by a few years, and perhaps making people take you a bit more seriously in the process.

Endless possibilities

Rugged stubble, heavy stubble, or designer stubble? A trimmed beard, or a glorious Viking beard? Or how about a handlebar moustache? There are a variety of styles out there that can really sharpen up your look, and half the fun of having facial hair is discovering the one that works for you. Just be prepared for a bit of banter before you find it…

Facial hair is empowering

Sporting some facial hair might very well empower you. As well as getting you more in touch with your primal masculinity, you might find yourself the envy of all your man-peers – some of whom might not be as adept as you at growing their own. It’s likely that you’ll be following in the furry footsteps of your forefathers, all the way back to the cavemen. So grow out that facial hair, grunt, growl, and chop some firewood. This is your birth right!

And when Movember ends don’t forget to stock up on all your favourite Dorco men’s razors to smooth things over. 

Chin up: The easiest ways to ditch unwanted female facial hair

If there’s one thing us ladies don’t want to admit to, it’s female facial hair. For those of us dealing with it, it’s a bit of a dark secret – one we’re sure would strike repulsion into the hearts of all men, or land us a job in a travelling circus. Ok, maybe we’re being a bit dramatic. But there’s no denying it’s something we don’t like to talk about.

Despite it being a bit of a taboo, female facial hair is actually pretty common. All women have tiny hairs on their faces, but for unluckier ladies, it grows thicker and coarser, so becomes more noticeable. This can be caused by a variety of things, from hormonal changes and certain medications to simply having bothersome genes. Fortunately, you’re not resigned to living with a face full of fuzz: there are plenty of things you can do to for a silky smooth complexion – both short-term and long-term.

Taking care of fuzziness

Shaving: Shaving is quick, easy, and fuss-free – and if men can manage it on a daily basis, then we can too. For internet beauty guru Huda Kattan known for her Insta-perfect complexion, this is the way to go. The Dorco Eve range adapts to your skin while shaving, meaning it’ll work just as well on facial hair as it does on your pins. Just make sure you’ve got your favourite aftershave balm or lotion handy, so your skin doesn’t become irritated.

Waxing: While waxing is an effective short-term fix, it can be painful and leave your face a fetching shade of lobster red. Numerous brands make facial wax strips that you can use at home, though you might find it preferable to get a professional to do it in a salon instead.

Hair removal creams: There are plenty of hair removal creams on the market today aimed at the body, but it might surprise you to know that there are similar products out there for facial hair removal too. Like the body versions however, they can result in irritation if they don’t agree with your skin, or if you leave them on for too long. Use with caution and do a test patch first. 

Laser: One of the best-known long-term solutions for unwanted hair is laser hair removal. It works by targeting highly concentrated light into the pigment within the hair, destroying it in the process. It’s quick (it can take less than a minute to treat the upper lip area), and it takes a couple of days for the sunburn-like redness to subside. Contrary to popular belief however, laser hair removal isn’t a permanent solution – you’ll need regular top-up sessions for long-term smoothness.

Electrolysis: Those seeking a permanent solution should look to electrolysis instead. Performed by a dermatologist, it works by using an epilator device over the skin which emits shortwave radio frequencies. These damage the follicles so they stop producing hair. However, aside from a little irritation, the skin is mostly unscathed. A course of several sessions is usually required for the best results, although they can be quite pricey.

Check your hormones

If you suspect your facial hair may be caused by a hormonal imbalance (usually too much testosterone), it’s worth a trip to your local GP to get it checked out. It could indicate a more pressing health issue like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Smoot sailing

In today’s Insta-ready world, female facial hair can be quite a dent to our confidence. But you’re certainly not alone: from singer Adele to actress Thandie Newton some of the world’s most admired and beautiful women have faced facial hair problems. Of course with all the treatments available these days, it’s not something anyone has to put up with anymore – a fuzz free face is just a razor or laser away.

EXTREME MANSCAPING: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SHAVE OFF YOUR BODY HAIR!

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
Visit blog: http://theeverydayman.co.uk/blog/shave-body-sport

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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.

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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BEARD IN CHECK FOR WORLD BEARD DAY

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BEARD IN CHECK FOR WORLD BEARD DAY

 

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

 

 

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I am definitely a Dorco convert!”

Sahara Splash

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Clothes Make the Man

“.. the NEW Dorco Classic razor is looks set to revolutionise your grooming routine. To improve precision, the lubricating strip has been shortened from Dorco’s previous models, making it perfect for those hard-to-reach places..”

Sun’s out, Legs out

Sun’s out, Legs out

 

Summer means many things: balmy weather, sizzling BBQs, colourful cocktails, and sun kissed holidays with our nearest and dearest. For girls, it’s also a chance to flaunt those summer fashion trends, which inevitably means showing off our legs.

 

While the cooler months allow us to hide our peach-fuzzed pins, the summer is all about stripping off, which means it’s a never-ending job to keep them hair free. And unless you want to spend a fortune on waxing, electrolysis, or laser hair removal, it’s up to our trusty razor to do the job.

 

So what are the best ways to achieve super smooth legs this summer?

 

Exfoliate!

 

Anyone who shaves their legs knows that exfoliating is the key to getting a closer shave. Doing so brings the hair further out of the follicle, and also allows your razor to reach hairs that are usually hiding underneath dead skin. What’s more, exfoliating removes all those built-up oils (sunscreen included!), allowing your razor to get closer still. There are plenty of good exfoliating products out there. But you can also create your own natural nourishing alternative: simply mix a cup of soft sugar with half a cup of olive oil, and then add three teaspoons of honey and a teaspoon of aloe vera. You’re welcome.

 

Foam, cream, gel?

 

Because the consistency allows your razor to glide better, gels are generally considered to be the best option for a smoother shave. When it comes to leg shaving in particular, however, hair conditioner provides a fantastic, sometimes cheaper alternative. As well as moisturising your skin, it’ll help your razor glide up your pins like a figure skater, taking every hair in its wake.

 

Fresh blades

 

Because we’re shaving our legs so much more in the summer, we sometimes don’t take into account that we need to be changing our blades much more often too. Fresh, sharp razor blades will always do a superior job, so ensure you’re changing them on a regular basis. Take a look at our top quality collection of women’s razor blades and women’s disposable razors.

 

Summer shine

 

Want your legs to have that gorgeous summery, silky glow? Coconut oil is your friend. As well as smelling and tasting delicious, cold pressed raw coconut oil works wonders for the skin. It’s especially soothing for freshly shaved legs, keeping them extremely well hydrated, as well as protecting any cuts thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Fake tan

 

Everyone likes to catch the rays every now and then. But fake tan is the skin-safe alternative for bronzed skin. Whether you’re getting a professional spray tan or reaching for your bottle of fake tan this summer, it’s better to do it after you’ve shaved your legs, rather than before. Exfoliating and shaving can sometimes fade your healthy new hue, so plan your tan accordingly.

Perfect pins

 

We know that leg shaving can sometimes be a bit of an effort, but you get the smoothest results if you approach it like a beauty treatment rather than a chore. Think of it as some well deserved pampering. And once your legs are smooth and gorgeous, you’ll be more than happy to chuck away the tights and slip into that pair of denim cut-offs. Hello summer!