Men’s Health Awareness and Facial Hair
Men’s Health Awareness Month
November is Men’s’ Health Awareness Month. Movember, the diminutive word that combines mustache and November, is an annual event that involves growing your mustache during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. For many men who choose to honor this tradition of having a “no shave” month, you need to take care of your facial hair and your skin, especially if you don’t normally grow your beard or mustache. The experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough have a few facial growing tips for you.
Just like your hair, wash and shampoo your beard regularly. A mild shampoo will be easier on your skin. Because beard hairs are coarse, conditioners will have less effect on your beard than the hair on your head but it can still help it to feel softer. Once you wash your beard and mustache, comb them with a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles. Follow this up with a beard oil or balm. Experiment to figure out what you like to use and then add them to your beard routine.
It is beneficial to have your beard trimmed by a professional but if you are going to trim it yourself, you’ll need the right tools. You can use scissors or a beard trimmer. Either way, make sure you are buying professional grade tools. Don’t trim a wet beard or mustache. Wet hair is longer and when it dries you may find you have trimmed too much. For the best results, nothing beats a trip to the barber or hair salon for a clean professional trimming and upkeep.
Take care of your mustache and/or beard. Using the right products and tools will keep you looking clean and up kept. Your facial hair will not grow in a perfect coif so it’s up to you to make it look great. Not only will taking care of it give you a nice visual look, caring for your facial hair goes further than that. You are also taking care of your whiskers by keeping them soft and healthy. In addition, you are taking care of the skin on your face. No one wants to look at acne popping through the hairs.
When you decide to honor men’s health awareness month do so with care and dignity. If you feel you won’t be able to keep it clean and well shaven on your own, there is nothing wrong with taking a trip to the hair salon every week or other week to get it refreshed and trimmed. When you aren’t visiting the salon, make sure you ask your stylists for the right products to use so that you are keeping your hair and skin healthy.