What’s Hiding In Your Beard And How To Deal With It

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What’s Hiding In Your Beard And How To Deal With It

Here’s tips for every modern man on how to maintain his beard.

What’s hiding in your beard and how to deal with it

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Rugged and masculine – that’s the garnish that a beard adds to the personality and appearance of a man. However, with great beards comes great responsibility. Its maintenance requires effort and much more care. Wondering why? Because there are some common issues that can arise, and going by a popular saying: better safe than sorry ‘worry’!

So, let's closely trim through the essential tips for maintaining a healthy and well-groomed beard.

Healthy looking from out but the skin beneath it is troubled with acne, beard dandruff, and itch! Beard has its own necessities and you need to maintain it by:

  • Asking your dermatologist to recommend a gentle cleanser for your skin type.
  • If you are susceptible to developing ingrown hairs, a mild exfoliating scrub may be beneficial.
  • Use a moisturiser with a minimum SPF of 30, until your stubble grows into a full beard.
  • For acne-prone skin, you can consider a beard conditioner; beard oil could be your pick if you have normal or dry skin; and if you have sensitive skin, opt for a mild moisturiser.
  • Do not forget to pamper your beard with a beard comb and brush. 

Making the right choice

Investing in the right tools is vital. This includes a high-quality trimmer or razor, beard oil or balm, a comb or brush, and scissors for trimming stray hairs. It is also vital to maintain hygiene for which you need to clean your tools regularly, else you could be inviting a build-up of bacteria.

The process of washing and conditioning 

Just like you do for your hair on the head, the beard too requires regular washing and conditioning to stay healthy and clean. Few things to note here: Choose a mild shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for beards; avoid washing with hot water as it can strip your beard of its natural oils; gently pat your beard dry with a towel; keep it soft and hydrated by applying a beard oil or balm. 

Give it the perfect trim and shape

Keeping the length and shape of your beard in check is essential to maintain a well-groomed beard. While you trim any stray hairs that are sticking out, take your time and work slowly, as rushing can leave you with uneven patches and more.

Why ingrown hair?

This is a common outcome for men, especially when they have curly or coarse hair on the beard. But this can be prevented, and how! Use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth. You can also use a warm compress to soften the hair follicles before shaving, and exfoliate regularly to prevent clogged pores.

The perks of hydration and nourishment

Beard oil or balm is a must-have for any man with a beard as it prevents the beard from becoming dry and brittle. While you apply a small amount of beard oil or balm to your beard after washing, make sure you comb it through to distribute the product evenly.

Groom the skin beneath your beard

Your unseen skin needs attention too! A gentle cleanser to wash the skin under your beard would help. Also moisturizing regularly is important to prevent dryness and irritation. A beard brush or comb helps here as well, to gently exfoliate the skin and remove any dead skin cells.

Ultimately, maintaining a beard involves time, effort, and a bit of know-how. With the right tools and techniques, any man can keep his beard looking healthy, clean, and well-groomed. However, it is also important to aesthetically maintain the beard and address any related skin concerns that may arise. Who better than a dermatologist can help you ensure that your beard looks its best while also keeping your skin healthy. 

So, get set to sporting the perfect beard for every occasion.

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