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Have you been growing out your tash in aid of men’s health? Read our post-Movember shave guide with expert advice from barber Kade Kut.

You’ve spent the whole of November growing your moustache to raise money for raise money for Movember. And as the month draws to a close, you’ll probably be counting down the days until you can shave it off!

We caught up with barber Kade Kut to get his expert advice on how to do the perfect shave at home.

What is Movember?

Movember takes place every November, raising awareness and money for mens’ health, including prostate cancer and suicide prevention. More than five million taches have been grown since the annual event began in 2003.

“Make sure you’re in a well-lit room or have a bright light near you so you can see exactly what you’re doing.”

Your post-Movember shaving kit

Ready to say goodbye to your moustache? Here’s the kit you need for the perfect at-home shave:

Clippers or mini trimmers
•A Razor
Shaving foam
•Flannels
After-shave balm

Some favourites to help you get a perfect shave:

How to do the perfect DIY shave

Follow Kade’s step-by-step guide to shaving off your Movember tash…

Step 1

Make sure you’re in a well-lit room or have a bright light near you so you can see exactly what you’re doing. (You don’t want to be cutting your lip or nostril by mistake with your razor!) Comb your moustache through and use a pair of clippers or mini trimmers to shave the hair off.

Step 2

Moisten a flannel with hot water and place on your skin for a few minutes. This will open up your pores. Then rub shaving foam and hot water where the stubble is and, using a razor, come down with the grain of the hair. (Be careful not to nick your nostrils, lips or the corners of your mouth with the blade.)

Step 3

If your skin isn’t too sensitive, reapply the shaving foam and hot water, Then, using your razor, shave against the grain of the hair. This will leave you with a really smooth finish.

Step 4

Apply rubbing alcohol or a post shave product like Burban After-Shave Balm to clean any pores that opened up with the hot water. This will also stop any irritation.

Step 5

Moisten a flannel with cold water and place on your skin to close your pores.

Whether you’re removing your mo, or wanting to maintain it a little longer, take a look at our moustache and beard favourites. Or, take a look at some more of our top tips in our Beauty by You section.