Articles with limited geographic scope from October Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references. You should be pressing firmly enough to cut the hair but gently enough for it not to cut into the skin. If you have very light hair, you can use the same blade repeatedly. The emollients help smooth the skin, and keeping it scent-free means you lower the risk of skin irritation. Journal of American Culture. You can, though it is not advised.
Many athletes also shave their legs or bodies to facilitate therapeutic massage that is frequently a part of their training or post-race recovery programs.
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No, some people use soap, shaving cremes, or just hot water. Lanugo Androgenic Terminal Vellus. Pull the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Advertising campaigns also promote hair-removal products, such as depilatories and waxing kits. Alopecia areata totalis universalis Male-pattern hair loss Hypertrichosis Management Trichophilia Trichotillomania Pogonophobia. For sports such as cycling and swimming, men started shaving their legs around the turn of the 20th Century. Not Helpful 1 Helpful