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Nose Trimming Necessities - Everything You Need to Know

Nose Trimming Necessities – Everything You Need to Know

Grace Michaeli

Bodily hair, be it on your head, on your chest, or even on your toes, is a pretty natural thing. Sure, you may not like all types of body hair, and you’ve perhaps had the occasional wax, but when it comes to nose hair, it’s pretty unanimous. No one likes their nose hair. It’s more than the thick curly hairs being aesthetically unappealing or the fact that modern grooming trends demand that you remove them. Nose hair can also be quite irritating, ticklish, and annoying. This is exactly when you should consider adopting a nose trimming routine. 

But the real question on everybody’s lips (and nose) is how to approach nose trimming. It may seem pretty straight forward. You grab your scissors, or… maybe your tweezers…? Oh, maybe you want to go with a weed wacker? Also, can you wax your nostrils? And hey, should you rinse your nostrils and surrounding area before or after the process? How do you make sure you won’t nick yourself? Don’t worry, we’ve got nose trimming 101 right here for you! 

 

The real question on everybody’s lips (and nose) is how to approach nose trimming.
The real question on everybody’s lips (and nose) is how to approach nose trimming.

 

To Trim or Not to Trim? 

Like any other grooming question, this is a very personal choice. Perhaps the best way to address this question is by asking: why do we even have nose hair? Are they there just to tickle your upper lip? That is, do they serve an actual purpose? The answer is absolutely yes. Our body is a smart and well-planned machine, you can be sure that each and every organ serves a purpose. 

Your nose hair functions as a filter for your respiratory system. The air around us carries different types of debris. When breathed, our nose hair traps the dust and bacteria and protects the upper nasal passage, and of course your entire body. The mucus in your nose lubricates the nasal hair and assists in trapping the unhealthy particles we breathe in. It should be noted that removing your nasal hair altogether is not recommended. But trimming overly grown nose hair? That’s definitely something you should do. 

 

Our nose hair traps the dust and bacteria and protects the upper nasal passage.
Our nose hair traps the dust and bacteria and protects the upper nasal passage.

 

Choose Your Tool 

Now that you’ve decided to go ahead and choose nose trimming, let’s pick the ideal tool. But before we do that, we need to lay a basic ground rule: Never, under any circumstances, pluck out your nose hair. Both waxing and plucking can lead to infections and other medical issues. There are certain waxing products that are made specifically for nose hair removal. If you do choose those, make sure to follow the instructions as listed. 

Your safer and healthier options are electrical nose trimmers and scissors. When it comes to electrical trimmers, the process is safer and can assist in preventing nicks and cuts. This is a simple way to trim your nose, perhaps the only disadvantage is the financial expense. Scissors, on the other hand, are cost-effective but require a steadier hand. This could be perceived as a disadvantage if you’re worried you’ll hurt yourself, but otherwise, it gives you full control of your nose trimming. 

 

Scissors, on the other hand, are cost-effective but require a steadier hand.
Scissors, on the other hand, are cost-effective but require a steadier hand.

 

Safe and Supple 

Once you’ve picked your nose trimming tool, it’s time to take care of your skin’s safety. Though nose trimming is about aesthetics, safety should always come first. Make sure that your scissors and trimmers are clean and properly sterilized. Generally speaking, any equipment that touches your face should be squeaky clean so that you don’t introduce bacteria to that sensitive skin tissue. Plus, should you get nicked, a clean tool reduces the chances for infection. 

After you’ve clipped our nose hair, it’s time to think about the skin that surrounds the area. Nose trimming might irritate your nostrils and upper lip zone. This in turn could lead to irritation, itchiness, redness, and even ingrown hair. The best way to approach this issue is by soothing the area post-trimming. Rinse your face after the trimming to remove any dirt, and then soothe your skin by enriching it with a potent face cream. This will ensure that your skin isn’t harmed in the process and remains supple and smooth. 

 

Soothe your skin by enriching it with a potent face cream
Soothe your skin by enriching it with a potent face cream

 

Nose Trimming – You’re Cut Out For It! 

Grooming trends are constantly evolving and changing according to passing fads. But one thing has always been pretty much the same – long nose hairs are somewhat unappealing. If you have indeed chosen to go with nose trimming, make sure you do it the right way. How? By following these simple instructions, selecting the right tools, and protecting your skin! 

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