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Ditch the razor for Movember

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November, also known to many as Movember or No-Shave November, is right around the corner, and so is the opportunity to temporarily retire the razor, all for a good cause.

The Movember Foundation started this men’s health movement during the early 2000s in Australia, where they call a moustache a “mo.”

It was so successful that it eventually became a worldwide phenomenon.

For those who are not familiar with Movember, it’s an annual event for men across the world to grow out their facial hair and donate their shaving gear money to charity.

The Movember Foundation works year-round with global men’s health partners as well as academic and clinical institutions to ensure their programs accelerate improvements to health issues like prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity, according to the Movember Foundation’s online page.

Although the minimum requirement is to grow a moustache, not shaving your face altogether is also associated with raising awareness.

Don’t you ever wonder what your face might look like with an abundance of hair growing out of your pores?

The rules are simple. Go clean shaven on the first day of November, then grow and maintain a beard or moustache for the entire month.

The hardest part will be ignoring the naysayers about the abomination on your upper lip or the full-blown lumberjack beard you think you are sporting.

No-Shave November might just give you that urge to experiment with different looks, attempt to look more masculine and distinguished to the female population, or provide you with a cheap yet clever, post-Halloween mask.

In terms of sex appeal, men with full beards and heavy stubble have the edge over those with the light stubble and clean-shaven look, according to a study by the University of New South Wales about how men’s facial hair is perceived by both sexes.

The study also concluded that an intermediate level of beardedness was most attractive, while full-bearded men may be perceived as better fathers who could protect and invest in their offspring, adding to the previously mentioned attractive nature of those who are bearded.

So if your parents, boss or significant other questions your brash decision to grow some facial hair this upcoming month, you can tell them you’re doing it to support your fellow men while at the same time trying to look like a Greek God.

Be proud of how nature intended you to look like after neglecting the shave life, and wear it with moxie. It’s only for 30 days.

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