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Tips for a Clean 'Movember' Shave


Are you ladies ready for 'Movember' to be over? Now that it's December men all over the world should be shaving! The growing 'Movember' trend has men everywhere tossing their razors aside for the month of November, and growing out their mustaches and beards. Last year we even had a 'Movember' contest at work. The men were looking a bit scruff towards the middle of the month!

Lucky me, my hubby didn't grow a mustache, but he did try out Neutrogena's Men Shaving Line and Panasonic's new wet/dry shaver to get rid of his stubble. Here are the steps and some pro tips for a clean 'Movember' shave....
Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
1 - According to Elizabeth Ulloa, Neutrogena beauty and grooming expert, you should prep your skin by running a washcloth under lukewarm water to open your pores. You should leave the washcloth on your face for about 45 seconds.

2 - Next, use a face scrub, like Neutrogena's Razor Defense Face Scrub, to clean out your pores and smooth out your skin. According to Ulloa, this will help remove dry, dead skin, which could potentially block the razor blade. Neutrogena's Face Scrub is a great option since it's oil free, dye-free and won't clog pores. It's also gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

3 - Cover all areas you want to shave with a shave cream. Depending on the type of cream, foam or gel you use, you will need to use different amounts. With Neutrogena's Shave Cream, a little goes a long way, and you only need a thin layer. Ulloa suggests gently massaging the shaving cream for about 1 to 2 minutes to help prevent razor burns. 
tips for a clean shave
4 - For shaving, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer recommends 'using warm water, and following the grain.' My hubby really liked the Panasonic wet/dry shaver for a clean, close shave. This shaver makes shaving easy with its sensor technology and pivoting head. He loves that it is both a wet/dry razor, and has the option to take it in the shower with him if he needs to multitask. He got minimal razor burn while using this razor both wet and dry. Another tip: Use a magnifying mirror like the one above to make sure you don't miss any spots!

5 - Make sure to rinse your razor periodically while shaving!

6 - After your clean shave, rinse off the remaining shave cream and apply an after shave. Another tip from Dr. Kenneth Beer, 'avoid alcohol-based aftershaves.' Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm is alcohol free and great for sensitive skin.

Did your boyfriend, hubby or friend partake in Movember? Hopefully these tips will help erase any signs of unwanted Movember mustaches! 

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Father's Need to Beautify Too!

Father's Day is coming up, why not pamper him?

For the 'clean shaving' Dad:
SheaMoisture Shea Butter & African & Black Soap Shave Butter – This age-old shaving preparation will help dad fight ingrown hairs and razor bumps with a vengeance.  Contains pure African Black Soap, unrefined organic African Shea Butter, healing oils of Coconut, Black Seed, Juniper and Willow Bark extract.  Lather up with SheaMoisture's 100 percent badger hair Ultimate Shave Brush (SRP: $7.99) or with fingers. Does not contain harsh soaps or synthetics, so don’t expect a lot of foam.  SRP: $6.99.  Available at Target and Walmart locations nationwide.




The world’s oldest and most prestigious apothecary, Santa Maria Novella, offers the ultimate in men’s grooming – pamper Dad with a exquisite Shave Set, Shaving Foam, Before and After Cream, Non-Alcoholic Emulsion and more! All ingredients are natural and organic, and all products (including distillation of fragrances) are made onsite in the Florence, Italy workrooms as much as possible.  Celebrity fan Dad’s include: David Beckham, Javier Bardem, Jason Bateman, Gavin Rossdale, Eric Dane, and more!   From $17 - $320 at www.santamarianovellausa.com.   

For the 'organic' Dad:
Give your Dad something that all men need this Father’s Day, after shave. Aubrey Men’s Stock Aftershave ($9.50 SRP) works instantly to tighten pores and cool skin. It is formulated with organic aloe vera to hydrate, witch hazel to soothe and menthol to cool. Leaves skin smooth and fresh, with a unique, natural scent.


If you want your Dad to look his best this Father’s Day, trying gifting him Aubrey Men’s Stock Daily Moisturizer ($13.85 SRP) is a lightweight, invisible formula for men. Made from 100% natural ingredients, the Daily Moisturizer absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving skin conditioned, soft and shine-free. Flaxseed extract is used to help balance oil in skin, leaving pores unclogged and your face smooth and healthy looking.

Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock is available at Whole Foods or at www.aubrey-organics.com.





For the 'grilling' Dad:
Gear up for sizzle-cranking, tailgating, hand-toting, fold-and-fling fun on the go! The Element Portable – the all-in-one, 13-pound, light-weight grilling machine, that will make your summer days that much more fun! This grill is so hot, it won’t stay put! Get it now at www.stockngo.com for $150.

For the 'forever young' Dad:
For those Dads wishing to stay Forever Young this Father’s Day, Christina Cosmeceuticals offers the perfect Men’s Kit to get you on the right track.  The Beginner’s Kit for Men ($120) is the perfect way to start the day looking and feeling great, with three easy steps that target men’s unique complexion challenges. The products within the kit include Extra-Action Scrub, Fortifying Aftershave Gel and Age-Fighter Cream SPF15 that protect skin from aging, photo-damage and shaving irritation with the most advanced clinical ingredients and botanicals available. Christina Cosmeceuticals can be purchased at skincarebyalana.com and at select salons and spas.







Giveaway Break - Queen of...



'Who wears short shorts?' You should! It's summer time and if you're anything like me, you're probably thinking it's about time to shave a little bit more often!

Queen of...here for you! Queen of...is the newest line of shaving products for her from leading British shaving brand, King of Shaves.

The paraben-free, low foam formulas are gentle on the skin and allows you to exactly where they are shaving, instead of where they’ve already shaven, perfect for those tricky spots like behind the knee and around the ankle bones!

Two different products, same royal treatment:

Ooh La La! Shaving Gel – rich in aloe vera, Queen of…Ooh La La! Shaving Gel leaves skin silky and smooth to the touch

Ta Da! Shaving Gel – the low foam formula, rich in tea-tree oil, refreshes and revitalizes skin on the spot, while retaining skin’s delicate moisture balance.

Queen of…are available at select Target stores nationwide. To learn more about Queen of…visit www.shave.com.
***Giveaway***

Enter to win Queen of...Ooh La La! and Ta Da! Shaving Gel!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday, June 21st. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Giveaway Break - Pure Silk Shaving Cream


Don't pack away your skirts and dresses just yet! You can still wear them with tall boots and tights. Which means yes, you still have to shave your legs this winter!

Pure Silk makes shaving a breeze. Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream, from the makers of Barbasol, is made for women, packed with ingredients like aloe and vitamin E to keep our skin soft.

If you're like me, and apply self tanner year round, make sure to exfoliate and shave beforehand, for a smooth application. The moisturizing ingredients in Pure Silk will help keep your bronzed skin smooth!

Pure Silk creams come in six different scents, Plumeria, Citrus Zest, Peaches & Cream Sensitive Skin Formula, Raspberry Mist, Coconut & Oat Flour and Melon Splash. I've been using Peaches & Cream for Sensitive Skin and love it. I'm horrible at shaving and it's been helping to keep me nick free and it smells great!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win a can of Pure Silk!

Sign up below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter, just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!


Retweet: @lipglossbreak Enter to win Pure Silk Shave Cream! http://bit.ly/2tV2rA

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, November 6th. I will randomly be selecting TWO winners and announcing them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!