No-Shave November is a month-long initiative created to spread cancer awareness by forgoing shaving and grooming. Men are encouraged to embrace facial hair, which many cancer patients lose, in an effort to educate and raise funds for cancer prevention and research. If you or a loved one is participating in No-Shave November, don’t forget to take proper care of your skin to maintain a healthy complexion.
According to Dr. Brown, founder of RéVive Skincare, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, “Skincare should not be abandoned during this period. Exfoliation is especially important to keep the beard follicles clear of sebum, product buildup and dead cells, so as to avoid any potential irritation and ingrown hair.” Read on as The RéView Editors share their best grooming tips.
No-Shave November Skincare Tips
Cleanse Twice a Day
Cleansing skin is a crucial step in any regimen, especially when growing out facial hair. By failing to properly cleanse skin, excess oil and impurities can accumulate, leading to clogged pores which can then cause the formation of blemishes. Using a gentle purifying wash like Gel Cleanser will clean your skin both in the morning and at night (and of course, after exercising!), while also leaving it feeling extra hydrated.
Refreshing skin by using simple, yet efficient products, is also a must during No-Shave November. After cleansing, it is imperative to use potent products like Rescue Elixir to reignite skin’s natural moisture levels in an effort to plump and refresh it. Rescue Elixir leaves skin looking like it’s gotten an extra hour of sleep, while also feeling comfortable and well-hydrated during your beard growth phase.
The change of seasons can wreak havoc on your skin’s health. Pair this with new hair growth, it’s imperative to make sure that skin is hydrated and smooth by incorporating a moisturizer like Moisturizing Renewal Cream. This nighttime cream also features Glycolic Acid, which gently textures and exfoliates facial skin to prevent ingrown hair, while also leading to a healthy-looking complexion not just in November, but all year-round.
We can’t stress this enough: Whether you’re participating in No-Shave November, or simply looking to scale up your skincare routine, applying SPF on a daily basis should become second nature for superb in-sun protection. Lightweight sunscreen, Soleil Superiéur has been endorsed by The Skin Cancer Foundation, and has been granted a Seal of Approval for daily use, making it optimal for invisible protection against harmful UVB/UVA rays that can lead to unwanted skin damage.