Some of you may remember that I mentioned at the beginning of the month that November is sometimes referred to as No Shave November or Novembeard. The origin of this is to "change the face of men's health." (wikipedia). By encouraging the men in our lives to forego shaving during this month (some women also participate), we encourage them to go to the doctor to get their complete annual checkup with screenings for early disease detection and to lower the number of preventable deaths. By promoting this, more men become aware of the cause, and lives are saved.
However, that brings us to the beginning of December. Some men find that they like their new facial hair, and opt to keep it. Others find that it bothers them and they are ready to shave it off. After a month of no shaving, it is important that they trim their beard, then use plenty of shaving cream, and a proper and new safety razor to prevent nicks, cuts, and razor burn. Please don't let them use an old razor blade that has been sitting out exposed for a month that may have germs or bacteria on it. The whole purpose of not shaving for a month is to promote better health for our men, not to give them an infection :)
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