Have you heard about Movember? We can’t think of a more fun way to bring awareness to men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. The movement was founded in November, 2003, when 30 “Mo Bros” in Melbourne, Australia grew moustaches to start a community conversation about men’s health and raise money for related causes. Since its inception, Movember has grown to become an international phenomenon – in 2012, $21 million was raised to help fund men’s health causes in the U.S. alone.
Interested in being a part of the phenomenon? Visit us.movember.com to get started. Men can grow a ‘stache during November and raise money by asking for pledges. Not only can you raise funds for a worthy cause, but when coworkers, family, and friends inquire about your new look, you’ll have a perfect conversation starter to talk about men’s health issues. In this way, Movember truly lives up to its motto, “Changing the Face of Men’s Health.”
Not to be forgotten are the “Mo Sistas”, women who actively encourage and support the men in their lives through open communication about men’s health issues. Women play a critical role in the Movember movement — visit http://us.movember.com/get-involved/mo-sistas to learn more about how women can be involved.
“Mo Bros” will be paying a bit more attention to facial appearance this month as they groom their moustaches. In turn, they’ll find themselves in the spotlight – scrutinized by those around them as they sport a new look. That said, we think that Movember is the perfect time to assess skin health and skincare needs. The Actifirm Discovery Kit is a great place to start for those who want to begin an effective skincare regimen and look great, but don’t know where to begin. The set contains a 30-day supply of four of our most popular products.
Actifirm Antioxidant Cleanser, a foaming, gel-based cleanser, is fortified with natural antioxidants and rinses clean – perfect for cleansing skin (and a moustache, if applicable!). After cleansing comes Actifirm 10% Z-Peel, our signature enzyme exfoliant. Z-Peel incorporates Japanese Mucor Miehei extract to gently lift away dead skin cells, revealing radiant skin beneath. Next, Actifirm Renovation Serum nourishes and reduces the appearance of fine lines with select botanicals as it draws moisture to the skin with hyaluronic acid. Last, Actimoist Booster provides targeted moisture. This “smart” formula hydrates where needed, leaving smooth skin behind.
We hope you’ll get involved in Movember, and that you’ll take this opportunity to think about men’s health – whether it’s your wellbeing or that of the men in your life. Health encompasses every part of your body, and in our book that includes the body’s largest organ, your skin. Consider Actifirm your partner for taking care of your skin’s health and appearance.