Dear Men… We know you appreciate it when we shave our legs, get bikini waxes, and keep things trim, neat, and tidy “down there.” Well, we’d like you to manscape downstairs as well.
While we love men who can grow a good beard, grooming the sexiest areas of your body should be about defining the look you want to present, a visual representation of your current mood, personality and style.
You don’t have to be barren, either. A close-cropped crotch can show off your assets in the best light, while a trimmed chest and abs can let people see that you’ve been taking care of your body. It also offers a more youthful appearance and can even be a turn-on — because your partner may want to help you get things in order south of the border.
Wondering how to manscape your pubic area? We turned to hair and makeup stylist Saida Staudenmaier for advice. She’s been working in the entertainment industry for more than a decade and knows how to take care of hair, even “down there.”
“The most important thing to remember when you’re shaving is that the hair follicles and pores have to be very open and soft,” Staudenmaier says. “If you shave dry skin, you could end up with razor burn or actually take skin off, so take a hot shower first.” Next, exfoliate with a loofa or body scrub to get rid of dead skin. “This helps you get the closest shave possible,” she says. “It also ‘frees up the hair, pushing the skin back from the follicle.
When it’s time to trim, Staudenmaier recommends using good quality clippers. Don’t remove too much, especially if you’re only looking to clean up unruly hair, because once it’s gone you have to wait until it grows back.
“Use attachable clipper guides so you don’t go straight to that tender skin,” she says.
After you’ve clipped the area, check it out and see if that’s enough for your tastes. Guys often realize they don’t need to do any shaving because a downstairs trim manscape makes everything look good.