The practice of getting rid of unwanted hair dates back centuries; only the methods differ and keep evolving to newer, funkier gadgetry, each one claiming to be more painless than the previous. But can you believe that women spend about 58 days of their lives, just shaving and waxing?

This little grooming ritual has given rise to a $7 billion industry and taken days of your life that you’ll never get back.

If you want to look at it from the monetary point of view, that’s $10,000 spent on shaving products in a lifetime, for those who use the razor an average 12 times a month.

You can travel the world in 60 days, and buy a second-hand Ford Mazda or Toyota Corolla for $10,000.

What’s more, a recent study now encourages women to shave their face every morning to look younger. If the trend catches on, consider another 10 days shaved off your life.

With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.