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Movember is drawing to a close - and many a man’s top lip is sporting a wintry, whiskery overcoat, all in a good cause. The month long charity moustache event raises awareness of male cancers and stacks of cash for research. But come Sunday, it’s Shavember - time for all those mighty moustaches to be whisked away. Treat your charitable chap to these post-MOvember skin-soothers...

Witch’s Soothing After Shave Gel (£3.99 at Boots) will soothe when it’s time to go smooth. This light gel cools skin, reducing the redness caused by shaving. It also helps to prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause spots. Simply squeeze a small amount onto the fingertips and apply to dry skin. It’s suitable for a wide range of skin types, but it’s on oily or combination skin that the power of witch hazel can prove particularly effective.

Treat fully-formed MOustaches to a MOisture injection of MO STEAMCREAM, £12.95 at John Lewis and www.steamcream.co.uk. The array of natural oils within STEAMCREAM ensures that hair is kept silky smooth After shaving, this product give that naked upper lip a coating of tender, protective TLC.

Marine cosmetics brand Phytomer (www.salonskincare.co.uk/01892 750850) can make your transition to clean-shaven a luxurious treat with their Rasage Perfect Shaving Mask and Rasage Perfect Sooth After-Shave.

The mask (£12.75) is a two-in-one product; it can be used as a shaving foam and a face mask. It ensures a perfect glide, and helps reduced the sensations of razor rash. The Soothing After-Shave (£18.25) is alcohol-free lotion so it both soothes and refreshes, calming the after-effects of shaving.

Green People’s Organic Homme shaving range protects skin against the razor’s actions and helps prevent ingrown hairs, razor bumps and blemishes. The alcohol free, gentle formulations don’t sting and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The Scrub it Exfoliator, £10.50, contains bamboo extract and cranberry powder which remove dead skin cells. Wash & Shave, £10.50, is a 2-in-1 active face wash and shaving gel which lifts the hair shafts to help prevent ‘razor burn’ and reduce nicks and cuts. It contains calming aloe vera and refreshing grapefruit and mandarin. For stockists call 01403 740 350 or visit www.greenpeople.co.uk