October 28, 2011

Shaving for Guys with Acne

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"Acne is a problem I am intimately familiar with. While I did not have terribly bad acne as a teenager, I suffered through breakouts, blackheads, and pimples just like the rest of the world. As a young adult, I was dismayed to continue to have the occasional pimple. Usually connected to stress or bad eating, I continued to have acne for a long time. As you can see, I am intimately familiar with this topic and how to combat both teenage and adult acne. Reading this article, you will learn the best practices for shaving with acne, how to combat acne, and better facial care tips."

Read the rest at A Sharper Razor: The Ultimate Guide to Shaving with Acne Part 1

[Image: katerha at Flickr]

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Watch Out for the Beard Slap

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[Via Beard Revue]

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October 27, 2011

Get Yourself to Moustacheville

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Just when you think you're safe, we find another cool moustache t-shirt...

Maybe you should wear it in honor of Movember, maybe you would wear it because you feel like expressing your affinity for flying moustaches, or perhaps you'd wear it because you like bicycles.

However you wear it, Moustacheville is sure to bring smiles your way.

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October 25, 2011

Fear the (Pumpkin) Beard

pumpkin_stencil_beard_lg.jpgGiants fans rejoice, your pumpkin stencil is here:

"Halloween is upon us and that means pumpkins everywhere. And what would be better than having a pumpkin that represents the San Francisco Giants. Of course, that's easier said than done ... unless you have a Brian Wilson pumpkin stencil."

Get yours here, and then enter the contest.

[via NBC Bay Area]

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October 24, 2011

The Strongest Beard

beardsculpture.jpgThink your beard is awesome? Go beard-to-beard with Antanas Kontrimas and try lifting a person with it.

"The Lithuanian has been lengthening and strengthening his facial hair for over 30 years, which explains how it recently lifted a 140-pound female model nearly a foot off the ground for five seconds--a new Guinness World Record for "The Heaviest Weight Lifted by a Beard"

[Via Kempt] [Image: origami joel at Flickr]

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The Irritations of Modern Life

irritationdefense.JPGA new survey sponsored by Gillette finds 57% of those in the UK are irritated every single day of the year.

57% of those surveyed admit to feeling irritated every day, and research revealed that it's their fellow countrymen that are actually causing them to be annoyed. The top irritations? They can't stand other people being rude to them, people's lack of hygiene, and poor customer service.

"The trappings of Modern Day living can also bring irritation into our lives, causing many of us unwanted stress. When technology fails it really gets on our nerves with the population ranking broken phones (22%) and computers (30%) as more irritating than a car breaking down (18%) - suggesting we as a country are relying too heavily on our technology."

The release of the survey marks the launch of Gillette's new 'Irritation Defense' range, which is said to help defend against five signs of shaving irritation, something that affects 82% of men worldwide every day.

According to the survey, morning is the worst time. Out of the 3,000 people surveyed nearly ¾ of them admit to being at their worst between 7 and 9 am.

"People are most irritable in the morning because the brain is waking up and subconsciously setting out a plan for the day, if things don't go according to this plan it upsets the balance of the brain which can lead to irritation and stress!" - Jo Hemmings, behavioural psychologist

The strangest annoyances revealed in the survey tend to be observational irritations regarding modern day living in the UK with things like skinny jeans and organic food listed amongst their bugbears.

Find out more about Gillette's Irritation Defense

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October 20, 2011

Why does God Like Facial Hair?

jesusbeard.jpgFrom Slate:

"Although beards appear repeatedly in religious texts, God never explicitly tells us why they're so holy. In the absence of any divine exposition, many theologians have posited that a hairy face is a symbol of masculinity bestowed upon men by God."

Read the rest: Why Does God Love Beards?

Image: biblevector at Flickr

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October 19, 2011

Get Your Free Razor from Raz*War

iwantmyfreekit.jpgRaz*War is giving away free shaving kits, but only until October 31st, so the time is getting short to claim yours.

Why are they doing this?

"Consumers are fed up being ripped off since years by the giants of the razor industry. More blades is often synonym of more expensive products.Today they are looking for a change. It is well known that razors and razor blades are extremely expensive. Enter a store and pay attention to the prices! We know that people want to buy this kind of products online but they are often afraid of being disappointed with the quality or the delivery of these products. In order to bring answers to these concerns and to lower the risks for the consumers, Raz*War is launching the "I want my free kit" campaign.

To qualify, you need to go to I want my free kit and follow the instructions there (it's pretty simple).

Once you do, you'll receive the Black Edition Discovery Kit, which includes a razor handle, a 4-blade cartridge with open flow technology, and a gift voucher.

Pretty sweet, eh?

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October 17, 2011

Folding Comb Puts Stylish Grooming in Your Pocket

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This product ranks right up there with the Cowboy Comb in terms of the coolness factor: The Kent 82T Folding Comb.

Right at home in a suit pocket, designer jeans, or a UtiliKilt, this folding comb from Kent Brushes is a beautiful and functional tortoiseshell grooming accessory, and will give you more reasons to say "Excuse me while I whip this out..."

[via Valet]

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October 14, 2011

Shaving with a Kitchen Cleaver?

Evidently, in the world of knife and razor sharpeners, there's a bit of a competition going on about shaving with kitchen cleavers. I'm not sure what the point is, other than to show off how fine of an edge they can get on something, but it sure makes for an entertaining way to pass the time on a Friday. Here's a taste:

Check out some more videos from these edge-heads: 3 Shaving Videos with 3 Different Maestro Wu Cleavers

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