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How to Make the Most of Movember with The Art of Shaving

The beards are starting to appear! And this month, a little facial hair goes a long way. Movember, or No-Shave November, is well underway. Men across the nation are growing out their facial hair to raise money and inspire conversations about men’s health issues.

While growing a beard for a great cause is fun, we know many dudes will be ready to DeWhisker the first week of December! Book a $40 traditional shave appointment with Master Barber Charles at The Art of Shaving from December 1-7 to shave off that facial hair. After you’ve experienced the magic of a premium shave at The Art of Shaving, take your receipt to the Guest Services Desk and get a $40 Easton gift card!

Not only do you get a free professional shave, but the Easton Community Foundation will match each $40 shave validated at Guest Services with their own $40 contribution to the Central Ohio Men Against Prostate Cancer organization!

It's not time to DeWhisker just yet! At Easton, we know growing a moustache or beard is not for the faint of heart. To help rookies growing a “mo” this month, we talked to The Art of Shaving and put together a list of tips and tricks for growing, grooming and shaving that you may not have known about.

Movember Do’s 

As you begin the growing process, make sure you keep your own health in mind. Drinking lots of water, getting a good night’s sleep and keeping a healthy, well-balanced diet will all encourage the growth of your facial hair.

It’s also important to cleanse and exfoliate once or twice a week. The first step to having a well-groomed beard or moustache is a nourishing skincare regimen. With a smooth skincare routine, your Movember experience will be much less prickly.

Keep your facial hair manageable by lining it up with a comb and using a beard balm or oil. The Art of Shaving has a great sandalwood comb that keeps essential oils in your facial hair, and carries top-of-the-line beard oils to keep your beard shiny, soft and smelling great.

 

Movember Don’ts 

If you’re new to the facial hair club, it’s important to avoid these few Movember mistakes. Retire your razor for a while, but don’t throw it out! Avoid trimming or cutting your beard for the first four to six weeks of growing, but keep your razor around for some neckline cleanups that keep your beard looking intentional.

A little itching is normal if you’re not used to having facial hair, but don’t irritate your beard by scratching too much. If you’re finding the feeling especially irksome, stop in to The Art of Shaving for an express facial. This luxury service gives the busy man a moment to relax, leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, and exfoliates the dead skin under the hair in your beard.

 

 

Shaving Tips and Enlisting Professional Help 

When Movember comes to a close and you’re ready to shave, follow these tips for a smooth and fresh-faced look.

Soften and prep your facial hair with an oil to avoid skin irritation. Trim your hair as close as possible before shaving with a blade. Always use the first swipe to shave in the direction your hair grows and the second to go the opposite direction for the closest shave. Once you’ve finished, rinse your face with cold water to close your pores and apply an after-shave balm to soothe your skin and give it moisture. 

If you’re not confident with your razor skills or don’t know where to start your No-Shave November journey, enlist expert help. The professionals at The Art of Shaving will lead you to the right products, help you choose the style for your face shape and give you a great trim or close shave when Movember ends.

 

Happy Movember! Why are you growing facial hair this month? Let us know in the comments below.

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