Listen up, fellas! It's officially the start of Movember which means it's time to raise awareness about men's health issues! If you've never participated in Movember, then let me get you up to speed. Movember is an annual event that encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness for cancers that affect primarily males. The goal of Movember is to help change men's attitudes about getting check-ups, asking about family history and pursuing a healthier lifestyle. If you've never sported a 'stache or you just need some help keeping it groomed, Planet Beauty has some great products and tips that will have you looking ready for GQ Magazine.
If you've never grown a mustache, start out by letting your entire face go shave-free. Doing this will allow you to see what kind of potential you have without looking too silly. How you groom your mustache will depend greatly on how much lip fur you're capable of growing. For a smooth transition into growing a mustache, start out with a clean shave first. This will help your hair grow evenly and reduce any potential for ingrown hairs. From The Art of Shaving to Jack Black products, Planet Beauty has a great selection of men's shaving products to choose from.
The one thing you want to avoid after you grow a mustache is having it look scraggly. You never want to look like the mustache owns you and more importantly, you want it to look as natural as possible. Invest in a good pair of mustache/trimming scissors. Mehaz and Tweezerman have great tools to help keep you looking groomed and professional. If you need a little extra help keeping your mustache in place, Jao Beardscent Balm will do the trick.
Once your mustache is looking good, don't forget the most important part: Get a check-up and spread awareness! Even though he's only six, my nephew's got the right idea. Go Malik!
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Happy Movember, guys!
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.