How to shave your chest… mind the nips

Pecs. Man-boobs. Mountains of plenty. Whether you’re as wide as a doorway or you’ve inherited the skinny as a lamp-post frame. Chest hair has no favourites. It turns up everywhere. From the XS nipple hairs to the XXXL shaggy rug. And it comes with a personality all of its own. So if yours has been a little too loud recently or it’s taking attention away from your eagle tattoo. Shaving could be the answer.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The chest shave.

  1. Warm water. It’s best to use warm water to soften your hair and prepare the skin for shaving. It also loosens and relaxes the area you want to shave. Shaving over tight skin can be painful.
  2. Foam up. Work in some Foaming Shave Gel. It allows the razor to glide smoothly while protecting your skin at the same time. Don’t use too much even though it might be tempting too. Remember it expands when you play with it.
  3. Be gentle. Grip the razor lightly and remember to take it slow. You don’t need to push too hard. The blades are very sharp and your skin is very soft. You do the math.
  4. Careful. Go easy around the nips. They are very sensitive. You may have two of them but you don’t want to lose one. If there are hairs on your areola (the pink bit) that you want to get rid of, it’s best to pluck them after a warm shower.
  5. Cool down. Rinse with cold water to close your pores. It also helps to wash away any leftover hairs.
  6. Pat dry.


Check our other articles for everything from how to shave your face, skincare tips for men and even the history of razors.

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