Shave it for later: The best grooming products for Movember

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Today marks the start of Movember. The charity, which runs over the course of a month, encourages men around the world to let their facial hair grow for the month of November in a bid to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.

In addition to supporting a great cause, many men take it as an opportunity to grow daring and dashing facial hair. We’ve scoured the men’s departments to gather the best products that will not only help to keep your beard in tip-top condition, but also save you from impending rashes, ingrown hairs and oily skin…

Cleansing

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Growing facial hair means your face may cling on to dirt more than usual. Start Movember with a clean shave and follow up with Acqua di Parma's After Shave Balm to avoid irritation. Ensure yours is getting a thorough clean with the Mr Natty FFS Beard Shampoo. Follow up with Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub to exfoliate and shed dead skin cells before using the popular Liz Earle Men’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to get rid of any last signs of grime.

Acqua di Parma After Shave Balm, £42, available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York
Mr Natty FFS Beard Shampoo, £16, available at Fenwick Brent Cross
Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub, £24, available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells
Liz Earle Men’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £15.50, available at Fenwick Colchester and Tunbridge Wells

Care

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During Movember your hair may be prone to itchy moments and rashes. Prevent this with Aveda’s Outer Peace Blemish Relief Pads. Wipe a pad around the face, focusing on your moustache and beard, and they’ll work hard to prevent breakouts. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, follow up with the Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief to avert irritating blackheads. Rehydrate your skin with the Lancome Hydrix Balm and moisturise your lips with the Molton Brown Lipsaver.

Aveda’s Outer Peace Blemish Relief Pads, £24, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York
Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief, £26, available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells
Lancome Hydrix Balm, £25, available at Fenwick stores nationwide
Molton Brown Lipsaver, £12, available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

Styling

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Movember brings forth some of the most dashing displays of facial hair we’ve seen, and this pick of products will ensure yours stays well-styled. Shape and mould your moustache with Mr Natty’s Twizzle Wax or Percy Nobleman’s Moustache Wax. If you have a beard, use the Percy Nobleman Beard Balm to keep your fuzz soft and groomed. For those on the go, we recommend Murdock’s Marvellous Beard & Moustache Box. Packed with a Beard Moisturiser, Marvellous Moustache Wax, Beard Brush, Moustache Comb, flannel and scissors, it’s all you need to keep your whiskers tamed.

Mr Natty’s Twizzle Wax, £7.50, available at Fenwick Brent Cross
Percy Nobleman’s Moustache Wax, £10, available at Fenwick Bond Street
Percy Nobleman Beard Balm, £16.99, available at Fenwick Bond Street
Murdock’s Marvellous Beard & Moustache Box, £80, available at Fenwick Bond Street

Post-Movember

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When Movember comes to an end, you may be eager to get rid of your mo'. For a smooth shave, use either the Espa Dual Action Shavemud, a nourishing cream that replaces lost nutrients; Penhaligon's Shaving Soap, a mild soap infused with the brand’s Bayolea scent to ensure a smooth finish; or the Ren Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil for a close shave and supple skin.

Espa Dual Action Shavemud, £22, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
Penhaligon's Shaving Soap, £36, available at Fenwick Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells
Ren Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil, £18, available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and York

Photography: Caroline Leeming

By Hanna Ibraheem