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November is here which means it’s time for men to put away their razors and bask in the magnificence of a full grown beard. While spouses and bosses probably won’t be too happy about this, you finally have a good enough reason – it’s for a good cause. Around the world, No Shave November is a movement which is followed to raise awareness about prostate and other cancers affecting men. Essentially, men donate a month’s worth of grooming costs to cancer funds.
Apart from the noble aspect, No Shave November has significant health benefits as well. Here’s how your health will benefit from a fully grown (and clean) beard.
#1 Blemish Free Skin
The immediate benefit of going shave-less is no razor burns, ingrown hair and rashes. Hurray for soft albeit scratchy skin!
#2 Free Moisturizer
A hairy chin locks in the natural oils of the skin and also safeguards it from skin drying winds giving you naturally moisturization.
#3 Fewer Colds
With the winter setting in, your beard will protect you from the biting cold. The result? Lesser infections, blocked noses and sore throats.
#4 Prevents Skin Cancer
Facial hair protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun – an inexpensive sunblock, if you may. Reduced exposure to these rays reduces skin cancer odds.
#5 Prevents Allergies
By acting as a barrier between you and allergens, your beard protects you from common allergies. This makes facial hair a real lifesaver if you suffer from asthma.
#6 Forever Young
Reiterating the skin protection skills of your beard, it also prevents skin ageing caused by the
sun giving you skin that is forever young.