How To Remove Nose Hair

Man removing his nose hair
The Facts about Nose Hair and how to Eliminate the Pesky Problem
Whilst some of the aesthetical changes men are faced with as they get older can actually enhance their appearance, making them look more distinguished and even sexier; thick, black strands of hair protruding from the nostrils are definitely not one of the more ‘desirable’ aging males attributes.
Some men accept nose hair as another physical sign of their growing presence on the Earth, whilst many men strive to remove this unsightly telltale sign that they are getting older. Consequently there are several methods and many products available to eliminate pesky nose hair from obtruding into view.
Why does Nose Hair grow as Men become Older?
As men depart their twenties and start to creep up their thirties, they can often be shocked to find thick, black hairs that start to descend from the nostrils. As they get older the amount of nose hair visible gradually increases. The hair that grows from the nose and ears is controlled by hormones.
Many experts assert that this unwelcome growth is linked to an increase in the hormone dihytestosterone (DHT), which is more prevalent in men than women, and is the hormone responsible for causing male pattern baldness.
Although a man’s nose has always contained hair, it begins to grow more rapidly the more DHT is produced, which can be as much as 1cm a month. Dealing with this excessive growth can be a time consuming, tedious and a painful procedure.
How Not to Remove Unwanted Nose Hair
Often men panic at the first sign of whiskers projecting from their nose and ears and fumble around with inappropriate tools desperately trying to remove their new feline features.
Avoid using scissors to trim nose hair at all costs, as it only takes a slight tremble of the hand to snip the skin and cause permanent tissue damage. If you do proceed with scissors, ensure they are sharp and the right size to yield successful results, whilst minimizing the chances of an accident.
Tweezers should also be avoided as a method of nasal hair trimming. Whilst the ‘pluck one hair and two will grow back’ theory may be a myth, plucking hair from this delicate area will prove to be extremely painful. Plucking with tweezers may also cause small lesions to occur and can inflame the nasal cavities which can lead to infection. The most effective, easy and painless way to remove unwanted nose hair is to use electric nose hair trimmers.
How to use Nose Hair Trimmers
Nose hair trimmer Always ensure you are in a well-lit area before you use electric trimmers. Clean the nose beforehand so that the nose hairs are separated and free from dirt. Begin by trimming the lower hairs and trim the hair until it is no longer visible from below the nose line. Guide the nose from side to side to contact those hard to reach hairs.
According to customer reviews to three best nose hair trimmers are the Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer, and the Motokata Nose Hair Trimmer. All three trimmers operate using dual rotary blades and are at the height of ‘trimming technology’, providing precision and accuracy, resulting in a clean, smooth trim.
Of course ‘nose hair technology’ should be used conservatively, as Mother Nature gave us all nose hair for several reasons. The hair in our noses acts as a barrier against bacteria and germs floating in the air, invisible to the naked eye. Secondly nose hair warms and moistens the air we breathe in.
Removing too much would make us more prone to allergies, respiratory infections and sinusitis. Whilst the endless pursuit to retain youth is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in modern society, always ensure to trim nose hair safely and conservatively to secure a look of sophistication and distinction.
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