Movem­ber: what you need to know

The Sun (Malaysia) - - BEAUTY -

IF PHO­TOS of fa­cial hair grad­u­ally be­gin to in­fil­trate your so­cial me­dia feeds over the next month, don’t panic – Movem­ber is back.

The month for­merly known as Novem­ber has be­come the big­gest global men’s beauty event in the cal­en­dar – but though it may sound friv­o­lous, it has a se­ri­ous cause. As the tagline “Grow a Mo, save a Bro” sums up, the move­ment uses fa­cial hair as a fundrais­ing tool to help tackle prostate cancer, tes­tic­u­lar cancer and sui­cide glob­ally.

The rules for Movem­ber are sim­ple – all par­tic­i­pants need to do is be­gin the month clean-shaven, sit back, and watch their mous­taches sprout (while be­ing spon­sored by fam­ily and friends for their ef­forts). Beards and goa­tees are banned, and the Movem­ber web­site asks only that each “Mo Bro” con­duct him­self “like a true gentle­man”. Al­ter­na­tively, both male and fe­male par­tic­i­pants can take on a phys­i­cal chal­lenge or host a so­cial event – as the char­ity states, they wel­come “any­thing to at­tract at­ten­tion and raise funds”.

The Movem­ber move­ment was first es­tab­lished in 2003 in Aus­tralia, as a means of rais­ing aware­ness about men’s health is­sues, and was turned into an of­fi­cial char­ity in 2004, with funds do­nated to the Prostate Cancer Foun­da­tion of Aus­tralia. By 2007 the char­ity had spread to New Zealand, Canada, Spain, the US and the UK, part­ner­ing up with prostate cancer or­gan­i­sa­tions in each na­tion. The global cam­paign has raised £443 mil­lion (RM2.4 bil­lion) and funded 1,200 men’s health projects funded since its in­cep­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to take part in this year’s cam­paign, join Movem­ – AFP Re­laxnews balol, soft­en­ing Al­lan­toin and skin-con­di­tion­ing Vi­ta­min E. The cash­mere-like mois­tur­is­ing prop­er­ties de­liver lux­u­ri­ous care and com­fort for sen­si­tive skin. To­gether, these skil­fully blended in­gre­di­ents pro­vide ex­pert care and com­fort, cre­at­ing a haven for sen­si­tive skin. The Goat­milk Body­care Col­lec­tion com­prises a shower milk, body milk, body cream, face and body soap, hand wash and hand ther­apy.

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