Ever since man first shaved, the male grooming industry has only evolved. In an age where looks have mounting importance, it comes as no surprise that men are paying attention to their appearance. But, you probably you know this already, don’t you?
What you perhaps don’t know is the male grooming lexicon – jargons or complex words that are casually thrown in grooming articles that you come across on day-to-day basis. Which is why we have decided to decode 5 complex male grooming terms.
The curse of mankind – acne rears its ugly head and spreads beneath your shoulder blade on your back and you have a new term for it – Bacne.
Acne in men is caused by the over production of testosterone, which prompts the oil producing glands on your back to work overtime. The best way to fight bacne is by using a body wash with anti-bacterial properties and salicylic acid, which will clean your back and a clean loofah to unblock pores.
Metrosexuality hasn’t gone mainstream, but the modern man today enjoys a day at spa, loves getting a pedicure or a manicure and also indulges in facials. Long story short, he loves getting pampered, or should we say mampered.
Mampering is for the man who knows he is worth it. In today’s era where you are spoilt for choice, not indulging in a full body massage or a hot tub bath seems almost criminal. So, go ahead and mamper yourself a little.
Women have long been obsessing over fine lines and wrinkles, and it seems that men now are following suit. The number of men getting botox have sky rocketed over the past decade. Guess it’s only legit that the industry came up with a man-friendly name – brotox.
4) Pitting Out
‘I’m underarm sweating’ is so uncool. So, a less embarrassing and more macho term ‘pitting out’ will help you convey the same emotion. Excessive underarm sweating that leads to unpleasant odour and a sweat patch is called pitting out.
Every day when you take the public transport and reach office only to find that you have an underarm sweat patch , that means you’ve pitted out.
5) Ubersexual Male
When the new-age global or local manufacturers of male grooming products pitch for a target audience, they almost always zero down on ubersexual men, the section of men who are non-traditional and outside any brackets.
Ubersexual men are those who are more complex, thoughtful and better-groomed than the most macho man, yet are traditionally more masculine than the metrosexual.