In Support of Movember

Men’s health affects all of us – not just our brothers, dads, grandpas and best mates, but also those who love us. After a particularly challenging year, it’s never been more important to raise awareness and start important conversations with the men in our lives. We know that men experiencing social isolation and loneliness are at greater risk of anxiety, depression and even suicide, and when we stay silent on these issues, the men in our lives die too young. That’s why L’Oréal Men Expert is partnered with Movember, the leading charity changing the future of men’s health.

Men’s statistics need improving. Around the world, men die on average six years younger than women – often for reasons that are totally preventable. This isn’t good enough, and together with Movember we’re committed to raise awareness and help men live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Opening up space for a conversation is often the most powerful thing you can do. By connecting with the men in your life, real change can come, and we’re committed to seeing that happen. Read on to found out how to make a difference and get involved.

WHAT IS MOVEMBER?

In Australia, 3 out of 4 suicides are by men. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men.

 

Movember funds ground-breaking medical research, innovative cancer tests and treatments, and game-changing mental health interventions. Along the way, millions have joined the movement.

 

So what is Movember all about? A movement that had funded more than 1250 health projects around the world, your support helps us to continue making positive change in Australia and beyond. We’re taking on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Join us on our journey this Movember and be a force for change.

 

When it comes to men’s mental health, Movember promotes early intervention and prevention by uniting experts to build transformative approaches. Movember’s purpose is to change the face of men’s health and reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%, halving the number of deaths from prostate and testicular cancer by 2030.

 
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HOW TO SUPPORT MEN'S HEALTH

This Movember, there are many ways you can join in and provide support. By signing up to fundraise, or by purchasing any of the L’Oréal Barber Club products, your dough will save a bro. Reaching out for open conversation and empowering yourself with the right tools is also a great first step. We’ve listed some simple but powerful ways that you can change the face of men’s health.

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STAY CONNECTED

Catching up with mates regularly brings more than good memories. Make sure to make time for those around you - share a meal, take a walk and stay connected. It’s a simple tip, but one that increases the health and happiness of men’s lives everywhere.

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BE TRANSPARENT

Checking in on your mates and loved ones can be tricky to navigate when things aren’t great. Asking your mates if they’re okay, or opening up about your own mental health shows genuine and proactive support, and can change the course of someone’s life. You don’t need to be an expert or be the sole solution, but normalising conversations around mental wellbeing is a life-saving move.

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UNDERSTAND FAMILY RISK

At 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether it’s right for you to have a PSA test. If you’re of African or Caribbean descent or have a family history of prostate cancer, have that conversation at 45. Know your numbers, know your risk, and talk to your doctor.

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GET CHECKED REGULARLY

Get to know what’s normal for your testicles. By knowing the normal shape, size and weight of your testicles, you’re better armed to know if something doesn’t feel right. Give them a self-check regularly, and visit your GP if you have any concerns.

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MAKE EXERCISE A REGULAR PART OF YOUR LIFE

By becoming more active, the things that make you feel good will change for the better. Exercise isn’t just hard work outs or lengthy runs – take a walking meeting, cycle instead of driving, or park further away from where you’re going. There’s a lot to gain from exercise, and you’ll notice the benefits pretty quickly once you get going.
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MOVEMBER WITH L’ORÉAL MEN EXPERT

For the month of November, men grow moustaches to spark conversations and raise funds for men’s health. These are conversations that raise awareness and educate men and women of the key health issues men face, and prompt men to engage in their health.

 

To go alongside this great initiative, our Men Expert range offers daily beard grooming care, to help that Mo look its best all month long. Skincare routines for men are also a great example of self-care, and can help you to look and feel great. And when you buy any of these products, your dough will save a bro.

 

Start each morning with a cleansing all-in-one wash like the Barber Club 3-In-1 Beard + Face + Hair Wash, which protects your hair from itchiness and dryness with natural essential oils. Next up, the Barber Club Beard Oil soothes any itchiness and nourishes the skin underneath for daily protection and strengthening. Finally, keep your November Mo sleek and soft with daily use of the Barber Club Short Beard Moisturiser, enriched with essential oils.

KNOWING WHEN TO TAKE ACTION

Men’s health begins with education. Check on yourself and your mates, and know what to look for in both physical and mental wellbeing. Practice speaking up and openly, and be a transformative part of improving men’s health.

Now you know some simple yet powerful ways for Movember support, check out our men’s grooming 101 guide!