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#6:“No Shave November: Guidelines”

Updated: May 19, 2020



Good Morning Gents and Happy #MenMonday!!! Are your beards are getting itchy and irritating for the “No Shave November”? Don’t give up men cause it’s all worthy for a great cause to bring awareness to Men’s health, particularly cancer such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the most common cancers that often affect men are Prostate cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, and evening Skin Cancer. Get educated, be proactive about your manly health, and spread awareness towards your brothers, fathers, friends, and even sons and young men. It’s not too late to join the movement! L’OReal gave out tips and rules on how to successfully do well on the “No Shave November”.


 

RULE #1: NO SHAVING UNTIL THE 1ST OF DECEMBER

It wouldn’t be much of a challenge if you could shave as you see fit throughout the month, now would it? You need to be ready to ditch your razor for the full month. Ans yes, that includes any sort of touching up.


RULE #2: TRIM IF YOU REALLY...REALLY NEED TO

If you work in a strict corporate setting, no need to fret. You may not be able to show up to the office looking totally disheveled, but that doesn’t mean you need to shave. Instead, you can keep your facial hair neatly trimmed.


RULE #3: DONATE TO THE CAUSE

Make a general donation to an organization to show your support for cancer education, prevention, and research.


TIP #1: CLEANSE TWICE A DAY AND ALSO POST-WORKING OUT

Using a facial cleanser twice a day all year round (per guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology) and also after you sweat, but this is especially important to keep in mind when growing out your facial hair. When you don’t cleanse often enough, dirt, sweat, and even bacteria can accumulate on your face, which can lead to breakouts and inflamed follicles.


TIP #2: MOISTURIZE

Just like cleansing should be a part of your daily skin care routine, so should moisturizing. Use a daily anti-aging moisturizer that’s formulated for men and provides UVA and UVB protection. Even if wrinkles don’t particular concern you, moisturizing daily will help fortify your skin and protect things like redness and irritation.


TIP #3: USE BEARD MOISTURIZER TOO

This step is often overlooked, but it’s super important. A beard moisturizer will not only help keep the skin underneath your facial hair smooth and hydrated, but it can also help soften and condition your facial hair. Pick a formula that does the job without leaving you feeling greasy. Simply apply to your cleansed skin and beard in the morning or evening, as needed.


TIP #4: TRIM REGULARLY

In the same way that trimming your hair regularly can help it grow stronger and longer, trimming your beard as needed is good practice. Even if you’re trying to obtain more length, it’s a good idea to trim help your facial hair. Nobody likes the look of a beard that’s unruly or out of control.


TIP #5: WASH YOUR BEARD

Treat your beard like you do the hair on your head-that is to say, wash your beard in lukewarm water using a moisturizing shampoo made specifically for beards. Facial hair is still hair, after all, and it needs to be cleaned regularly.


TIP #6: DON’T SCRATCH, ITCH, OR TOUCH YOUR FACIAL HAIR TOO MUCH

Touching your beard or mustache too much can irritate your skin and trap dirt and debris from your hands, which can result in blemishes. Besides, if your facial hair is feeling itchy, that’s a tell-tale sign that you need to moisturize.


**😲BONUS TIP: PREPARE FOR DECEMBER😲**

Come December, when you do finally decide to shave it all off, be sure to follow up with an after-shave balm to help soothe and protect your skin. If you're considering ignoring this step, just remember, your skin has been hiding underneath facial hair for several weeks and needs extra protection. Reach for an after-shave balm that's formulated with hydrating vitamin E and without alcohol (which can irritate the skin).

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Resource:

L’OReal Paris

American Cancer Society


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