They tickle and scratch and look ugly: the nose hair. So it’s no wonder that men in particular want to get rid of the annoying hairs in the olfactory bulb. But before you start to pull out your hair, you should note that nose hair has an important function.

According to Apotheken-Umschau, they serve as a natural protective barrier for the nose and filter out the smallest particles such as pollen, bacteria or viruses when breathing, so that they do not get stuck in the airways. And that’s why we don’t want to damage our immune system without good reason.

If the hair sticks out of the nose, it doesn’t look particularly nice. Rather than rip them out completely with a painful tug, the better way is to trim them. For the nose, clipping or trimming the hair is the most gentle and therefore the best way. The easiest way to do this is with an electric nose hair trimmer like the Philips Nose Series 3000.

The trimmer’s blade is specially designed to trim the hairs in your nose without cutting or scratching sensitive skin. By the way, this method is also much less painful than plucking. The only downside is that you have to trim the hair more often.

Otherwise, according to the manufacturer, the trimmer is not only suitable for nose hair. He also trims the eyebrows and ear hair. However, you should of course change the attachment for this. Otherwise it becomes unhygienic. Incidentally, the trimmer does not have a rechargeable battery and uses an AA battery instead.

There’s even a wet shaver for your nose. According to the manufacturer, the so-called “nose remover” is suitable for a particularly thorough nose hair removal. The product became known in the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” on Vox (belongs to RTL like the star). In the stern test, however, the razor was not able to convince us in comparison to an electric trimmer. This was partly due to the fact that hair is softened with a wet shave with the help of shaving soap so that it is easier to shave. This is of course difficult when shaving nose hair, which is why the razor felt uncomfortably taut during the test.

By the way, bearded bargain hunters choose a multifunctional trimmer. Thanks to various attachments, it not only fights nose hair, but also trims beard and other body hair. The all-in-one beard care body groomer set from Braun is recommended. In addition to the nose hair trimmer, it offers seven other attachments to trim your beard or other body hair to different lengths. Nice: You can also use the razor in the shower because, according to the manufacturer, it is waterproof. Perfect to integrate into your morning routine. According to the manufacturer, the integrated battery lasts 80 minutes.

There are three other hair removal options that you should avoid altogether because they can be particularly dangerous or harmful to your nose.

Sometimes even the best trimmer misses a hair. Some people use tweezers to do this. However, ear, nose and throat doctors warn against plucking out nose hair. As the Munich Merkur reports, citing Business Insider, according to Dr. Erich Voigt (New York University) on open hair follicles, which can become inflamed and lead to painful abscesses.

The same applies to waxing the nose, which is often offered by the barber. While this may be the most thorough method of nose hair removal, it’s also the most aggressive.

Waxing comes up trumps with four possible negative consequences: Firstly, it is not recommended for bearded people because the liquid wax tends to get caught in the mustache. Getting it out of there can be a difficult endeavor.

Secondly, it’s not that easy to grow yourself because we knowingly inflict pain on ourselves – and that’s exactly what our brain wants to avoid. This is why it can happen that you don’t pull the wax pencil hard enough and the procedure is so painfully drawn out.

Thirdly, it is important to remember that the hot wax can damage your nasal mucous membranes, which especially happens if used improperly.

Fourth, pulling out nose hair (as with tweezers) leaves open hair follicles, which are very sensitive and are an excellent gateway for bacteria and viruses. Nose hair protection becomes a risk factor for disease. All of these negative factors do not outweigh the thoroughness of hair removal.

Some people trim their nose hair with nail scissors. This is also not recommended! On the one hand, it is quite difficult to get hold of the usually curly nose hair with scissors. And on the other hand, the risk of injury with nail scissors is particularly high because they are usually pointed and sharp. So if you love your nose, you better keep it away from the small sharp scissors.

If you want to get rid of annoying nose hair for aesthetic reasons, you should definitely use a trimmer. This is the gentlest and most painless method. A multifunctional trimmer is the tool of choice if you also want to fight hair on other regions of the body.

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