Manscaping is getting yourself clean and prim down there. It’s taking good care of your manhood, and it deserves the best care because it’s literally sensitive. Unfortunately, there are problems that almost all men face when it comes to manscaping. So as part of a collective effort to help, we’ve listed the most common manscaping accidents and how to avoid or treat them.
Right off the bat are cuts – the most common injury in the manscaping world. Cuts can vary in length and sizes that sometimes you haven’t realized you’ve got one until you rinse it off with water and it starts to sting. Men get themselves cut, and it’s worse because it’s down there where it’s sensitive.
If you’ve got yourself cut and wants to be careful the next time you groom, you can avoid this by:
- Getting the right trimmer. A good trimmer – colloquially called a lawnmower – is for everyone. The right trimmer is for you. Choose the right trimmer that is designed for b ody hair and will suit your hair type. The same goes if you decide on your razor.
- Using a shaving lubricant like cream or gel to soften the friction and even the process.
If avoiding getting cut didn’t work out, you can treat it by:
- Rinsing the area with clean water and cleaning the cut. You can apply a little amount of petroleum jelly or a disinfectant cream. Maintaining the affected area clean will help prevent it from getting infected, saving you from more problems.
Burns is not as common as cuts but a lot of men still suffer from them. We can classify them into three: heat burns, chemical burns, razor burns.
Heat burns are caused by the trimmer itself overheating. Expectedly, electric trimmers have safety guards to prevent this, but mishaps can still happen.
Chemical burns happen when your skin negatively react to a gel or cream you used. Depending on the strength of reaction, your skin can experience redness to a stinging and burning sensation.
Different from the two, razor burns are caused by shaving at the deeper skin surface. This happens when the skin’s natural reaction to the shaving is aggravated by heat, moisture, or friction.
You can avoid these burns by:
- Using the right razor and trimmer. Choose the best lawn mower for your “bush” with the best quality and safety features. Single-bladed razors work better to avoid razor burns while multi-bladed razors avoid cuts and nicks.
- Using the right shaving product. Go for shaving cream or gel that offers cooling sensation and/or disinfecting properties. Make sure that you are not allergic to them in any way.
- Doing the proper shaving technique. The rule of thumb is to always shave with the grain (to where the hair is growing). This makes it easier to cut the hair and helps prevent manscaping injuries.
Treat burns by:
- Applying a cooling cream or ointment. Any of these burn types will be greatly eased off with the help of creams.
- Keeping the area clean to prevent infection.
Although it’s less likely to happen compared to the previous two, rashes still affect a significant amount of gentlemen and could always happen to anybody. Rashes can form when the skin gets infected with bacteria or fungi. This could be a result of contamination from shaving tools or from the environment.
You can avoid skin rashes by:
- Being clean with your manscaping tools, especially with your lawnmower. Clean them before and after every use. This helps avoid cross-contamination with other things.
Treat rashes by:
- Applying a topical anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
- Keeping the area clean to prevent further infection.
You probably had experienced at least one of these in your whole manscaping experience but if you haven’t, we cheer your good regimen. Perhaps you’d want to share a tip or two about it. Drop it down in the comments!