Tips for surviving No-Shave November

Ready, set, grow! It’s time to gear up for the most epic No-Shave November. We here at Men’s Life DC want to make sure you approach this month with your eyes wide open. While going without shaving for a month may be a relief for many this month, it is not without its challenges. To help you in your quest to go razor free, we reached out to Mike Gilman, CEO of The Grooming Lounge for some No-Shave November survival tips.

No Shave November

Are you hyped? Good, let’s get growing! Think back to last year. The first few days of not shaving were pretty damn awesome. But then itchiness and skin irritation set in, accompanied by too many wise-ass patchy beard, caterpillar mustache comments to mention. Sorry, we can’t stop the haters. But we can make this year’s effort a little more comfortable by getting your skin in tip-top shape. Think of these groomers as Miracle Grow for your face.

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No Shave November
Mug Scrubber

A good scrub lifts dead skin cells, deep cleans pores and unclogs hair follicles Grooming Lounge Mug Scrubber Face Scrub clears the way for freshly sprouting facial fur using tiny scrubbing particles that remove dirt and de-gunk pores. But most importantly this exfoliator gently gets rid off dry, dead skin that can trap painful ingrown hairs. Working the grittiness in a circular motion will stimulate blood flow and new hair growth.


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Whisker Sauce

When it comes to beard care, the first place prize goes to Grooming Lounge Whisker Sauce. You’ll want to work this magic formulation into your skin, stubble and full-blown bushy beard every single day of November. No matter what stage of growth you’re in, Whisker Sauce will keep your beard and the skin underneath from looking dull and tired. Let it sink to condition and soften your whiskers while keeping nasty itchiness and beardruff at bay. It will leave your beard healthier, more manageable, and smelling terrific. You’re welcome.


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Beard Trimmer

Patchy beards and ‘staches are just so sad. It’s not No-Trim November. Using the Philips Norelco 7200 Vacuum Beardtrimmer Pro to even out the growth can help your poor beard look fuller and thicker. It’s a cordless, mess-free trimmer that will vacuum up runaway hairs and mow down overgrown spots with 20 different length settings to get your stubble up to snuff.

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Even Better

Remember, it’s not just about putting down the razor and going au naturel. Like last fall, just growing your beard and mustache can make a difference. The No-Shave November Foundation will use your facial fur donations to finance groundbreaking cancer research, early cancer detection and much-needed treatment programs. Register here to set up your own personal No-Shave November fundraising page and here  to make a donation. Or be a team player by ordering up some Grooming Lounge Whisker Sauce, with 15% of all sales supporting the cause this month. Grooming Lounge will also do the same in our Barbershops by donating 15% of revenue from all beard trims. When you quit shaving for a cure, you’ll feel handsome inside and out.

No Shave NovemberNo-Shave November photos by Ty Konzak
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