Humour, Miscellaneous

How to Up Your Beard Game for Movember

Movember is an annual event celebrated every November which involves growing facial hair to raise awareness about men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and includes matters involving men’s mental health. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.” The idea behind growing beards and moustaches for charity is to donate the money saved on grooming facial hair to the cause. While most of us would love to support the cause, growing a beard can be frustratingly tedious and comes with its challenges. To make this process easier and to encourage you to ditch the razor, this article outlines some easy and inexpensive ways to up your facial hair game and donate the savings.

The first thing to keep in mind is to keep your face clean. Wash your face regularly and once the facial hair is long enough, shampoo and conditioner become your best friends. It is also imperative to keep your hair moisturized. Try using argan oil or coconut oil since they are known to possess medicinal properties and are helpful in healing cuts and wounds which may have been caused by razors or acne. Secondly, have vitamin-rich food. A healthy diet will ensure that your body grows healthy hair. Sea-food, such as salmon and oysters is known to encourage hair growth, while fruits like avocados and nuts are great vegetarian alternatives. Once the beard and/or moustache is long enough, brush it and check for foreign particles that may have embedded themselves deep into your face and made it their home. Exercise also helps in growing facial hair by providing blood circulation to all parts of the body. A healthy body means healthier hair. Finally, give yourself some rest. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep and destressing enough. Stress can lead to increased cortisol levels which may lead to hair loss. A well rested mind makes way for a healthy body.

Remember that growing a beard takes patience. Do not give up just because it is taking too long. All this hard work will eventually pay off. That being said, if this November, growing a beard is not something that appeals to you, just take care of yourself either way. Look in the mirror for longer, and sleep until you are well rested anyway. Eat healthier and exercise often because it will pay off. Movember celebrates all men and their physical and mental well-being, so make sure you pamper yourself this month, with a beard or without.

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