7 Health Benefits Of Shaving Your
also discovering benefits of shaving underarms
Having the best body groomer that
will be able to deal with any task is just the starting point to a body grooming. Although body hair occurs
naturally, women have been removing all the hair from various parts of their bodies for generations. Recently,
men have jumped on the bandwagon and started shaving their underarms. Some have even gone so far as to wax their
chests and backs. When it comes to hair removal there are a ton of options. From shaving to waxing to
depilatories, the consumer has a plethora of possible choices for getting rid of unwanted underarm
However, we should all ask the question, is there any reason the hair under your
arms should be removed? While it is an aesthetic choice for approximately half the population, it turns out that
shaving your armpits has several health benefits. Whether you choose
to shave your armpits because you always have, or you're thinking about doing it for the first time, you'll see
these health benefits as a result.
|Men, too, have been discovering many health and hygienic benefits of shaving their
You'll find you have less odor from sweat
We all know that when we become nervous or too hot, we sweat. The armpits are a
prime spot for sweat and having hair in this area only makes the problem worse. Sweat has a tendency to get trapped
in any place that has hair, meaning the area stays moist. Sweat also contains high levels of bacteria. This trapped moisture gives the bacteria in sweat
a place to breed, so not only is it less hygienic, it smells worse. Shaving your armpits eliminates the area where
bacteria can multiply. By getting rid of the bacteria's breeding ground, you've eliminated the possibility that
it will get stuck and cause repulsive odors. Image 1 - Men-Sweat.jpg
Less underarm hair means you'll sweat less
Copious amounts of body hair can also lead to excessively high levels of sweat.
Having body hair can increase the amount of body heat, which can quickly lead to overheating. This is particularly
common in the summer and in places with a hot, humid climate. Since hair traps heat, shaving the hair under your
arms helps your body cool itself. As a result, you'll sweat less, and be less likely to overheat. This, in turn,
decreases the potential for odors.
Your antiperspirant and deodorant will be more effective
While these two terms are often referred to interchangeably, they are completely
different products. Deodorant prevents odor from happening by dealing with the bacteria that accompanies sweat. As
you now know, less hair means fewer bacteria. This gives your deodorant fewer bacteria to fight against, making it
more effective. On the other hand, antiperspirant reduces the amount of sweat. Once applied, antiperspirant
minimizes how much sweat is excreted from the glands. When you shave your armpits you can apply the antiperspirant
directly to the skin, instead of on the hair. This makes it easier for the product to reach your sweat glands,
thus increasing its effectiveness. You'll also find that your roll-on products are easier to apply. They are
designed to be applied to smooth skin, not hair, so having hairless underarms will let you get the most out of
the tube. By shaving your armpits you are saying goodbye to clumps of gel and white powder.
Your self-confidence can skyrocket
There are numerous types of social faux pas that can cause instant self-doubt, but
nothing brings down your self-confidence quite as quickly as feeling like you smell bad. Shaving your armpits gives
you one less thing to worry about, since shaving this area helps reduce the odor from sweat. You're also less
likely to have sweat stains since your antiperspirant will be at its most effective, which means you can focus on
the task at hand instead of your damp, smelly armpits. Also, the smooth skin itself can be a confidence booster.
Staying well-groomed makes you feel good, whether you are male or female.
Being at your best is always a plus. In addition, you won't have to worry about what you feel like you can and
cannot wear. Being concerned that you shouldn't wear certain articles of clothing because your underarms aren't
up to standard can cause a great deal of anxiety. Whether you're getting ready for work, a date, or a family
event, your armpits should be the last thing you worry about.
|Women have been removing hairs from various parts of their bodies for
as part of their beauty and aesthetic treatments, as well as for hygienic purposes.
You won't pull off or damage the top layer of skin
Image 2 - Shaving-Armpit.jpg If you want to remove the hair under your arms,
shaving is your best option. Razors are designed to slide across the top layer of skin and cut the hair off at the
shortest point. There are entire aisles at the drug store devoted to different brands of razors and shaving cream,
so it is also incredibly easy to find the products that will work for you. Waxing may be faster
and have longer lasting results, but it is also much more painful and damaging to the skin. Hot wax and wax
strips pull off the very top layer of skin along with the hair, leaving the skin red and irritated. Wax is also
much messier, harder for beginners to do properly, and more expensive than shaving. Another alternative is
depilatories - these foul-smelling creams dissolve the hair down to the root, which is, of course, below the
surface of the skin. They are all chemical-based, making them a poor choice for something to rub on your
It can boost your athletic performance
If you've ever seen professional swimmers, you've probably noticed that they don't
have any underarm hair. From an athletic perspective, this may reduce the amount of drag while the swimmer is in
the water. Of course, swimmers aren't the only athletes who could see benefits from shaving under their armpits -
cyclists, bodybuilders, and runners might also find their performance has increased. The confidence boost you get
from having clean-shaven armpits might also help improve your performance. Feeling self-confident can lead to
feeling like you can push yourself to achieve a personal best, or to compete more intensely than you have
You'll feel more attractive
Now that you have reduced the amount of underarm sweat and eliminated the odor from your armpits, you may feel
more attractive. Whether or not hairless armpits are physically attractive is purely subjective, but it is likely
you'll feel more appealing.