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The Ultimate Movember Survival Guide: ‘Stache Rash, Beard Burn, and Dating Ron Burgundy

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Snazzy his and hers products to keep your skin healthy this fine Movember.

It’s Movember, ladies! Time for our hubbies and boyfriends and friends-with-benefits to morph into Ron Burgundy clones for prostate cancer awareness – and we couldn’t be prouder. While you’re prepared to make out with the cactus that will be his face, at the same time you don’t want yours to look like it’s about to fall off come December.

Here are his and hers products you can use to create your very own Movember survival kit:

Movember Products for Him

1. Mustache inspiration

One Thousand Mustaches by Allan Peterkin is a lighthearted cultural history and style manual, highlighting the ‘stache’s place in politics, movies, music, and art. Not only is it a fascinating and fun read, but it’ll help you ensure you guy looks a little more like Tom Selleck and a little less like Pornstache.

2. Stubble softener

Let’s face it: Stubble is hot, beard burn is not. And no matter how studly he looks, there’s a part of you that wants to hide the second he comes toward you with that adorable-yet-painfully-bristly face. Soft Goat Stubble Softener to the rescue! This hypoallergenic pad dulls those sharp edges that trimming and shaving leave behind. (Whew.)

3. Mustache comb and scissors

He’s going to need as much time in front of the mirror as you this month, and he’s going to need the right tools for the job. Enter Tweezerman’s Mustache Comb and Scissors, which will help keep his new accessory from looking unruly and caveman-esque.

4. Mustache wax

Hey, mustaches get flyaways too! Beardbrand’s Mustache Wax contains beeswax and lanolin, which conspire to keep your sig-o’s facial hair in place and give it a touch of shine. Bonus: The essential oils like jojoba keep his whiskers soft and smooth. (Double whew.)

5. Conditioning shave gel

If he keeps his face nicely moisturized this Movember, not only will it make it easier for him to maintain his ‘stache, but it’ll help make his facial hair less prickly. Jack Black’s award-winning (and vegan) Beard Lube Conditioning Shave is a pre-shave oil, shave cream, and facial skin treatment in one easy-to-use product that binds moisture to the skin and supports the natural skin barrier.

6. Beard oil

When his skin’s dry, his facial hair will become scratchier than ever. That’s where Brooklyn Grooming’s Beard Oil will come in handy: Not only will it protect his whiskers against the elements, but moisturize the skin underneath, preventing his ‘stache from turning into velcro.

Movember Products for Her

1. Super duper moisturizer

Your best line of defense against ‘stache rash: Moisturizer. In this case, the Boots Botanics Organic Super Balm‘s rich hydration is the cheese to your macaroni: Its blend is meant for areas of your bod that need an intense shot of moisture. The argan oil deeply moisturizes and protects, while the shea butter nourishes and conditions.

2. Aloe vera gel

If you’ve already got a case of beard burn, Dr. Jennifer Wu, board-certified dermatologist recommends applying cold aloe vera gel (like Mill Creek Botanicals Aloe Vera Gel) to calm redness and soothe irritation.

3. Secret-keeping CC cream

After a steamy Movember makeout sesh, you’re going to have to hide the evidence: Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream by Physicians Formula glides on effortlessly, evening out skin tone and texture for a radiant glow.

And if all else fails: When he comes at you with his porcupine quills, run as far as your legs will take you. (Kidding, sort of.)

Is your guy participating in Movember this year?

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