The skin under the beard: How to take care of it?

Skin under the beard


Beard is a man's facial hair covering the chin, cheek, jawline, and neck. It grows rapidly once it is developed to fully grow right from when it is newly born in teenage. The beard is supposed to be shaved or trimmed every once in a while or it would lead to monster looks that fear four-year babies.

Shaving or trimming is the only way to leave the skin beneath the beard to direct sunlight or air.

As the beard grows thick and wild, it becomes like a dense forest that doesn't allow sunlight to get inside. This effect could generally damage the skin under the beard if proper care is not taken.

How to take care of the skin under the beard?

Take care of your beard, first

A healthy beard would generally mean to possess good healthy hair strands, hair follicles, hair roots, skin pores, and dirt and dandruff-free skin texture that is beneath the beard.

Therefore, keep the beard in a healthy position and maintain a major lifestyle. Take care of your beard every day and be particular about the skin beneath the beard.

Beard wash

Using a beard wash that's meant for specially taking care of your beard. The chemical-free beard shampoo made from various natural extracts would help moisture the beard skin, removes dead skin cells, prevents dryness, breakouts, and damages. This application will provide a smooth razor cut thereby reducing chances of getting affected by pimples and rashes.

Avoid facial sweat

Facial sweat is the sweat observed on the face, particularly on the nose tip, forehead, beard, cheek, chin, sideburns, etc. 

The sweat is regulated relative to body reactions to various conditions that include warm temperatures, exercise, stress, or spicy food. Any extreme emotion could bring out sweat, especially on the face.

The skin beneath the beard is better free from facial sweat. A beard that is covered with a mask and the skin beneath the beard if pouring out sweat is the worst irritation a man can face.

Thus it is advised to clean the beard and the skin beneath the beard every once in a while during masking.

Kill beard dandruff

Beard dandruff is just like hair dandruff but settles to the facial hair right down from either sidebar to the chin point, covering jawlines and cheekbones.

Beard dandruff could cause various haircare and skincare problems like pimples, rashes, bumps, hair loss, patchy beard, and itching.

Seborrheic dermatitis is the most common cause of beard dandruff. Dandruff is caused by yeast growth on your skin called Malassezia. 

So, avoiding growing beard dandruff is the first priority. If it is still observed, bring it to the doctor's or dermatologists, and be confident about clearing it off as soon as possible.

Shower well

Bathe or shower every day to make sure you are a hygienic being. During the while, take extra care at cleaning your beard.

Even if it is not possible to bathe or lazy enough to not bathe or it is so chilling outside that bath could give shivering, keep close to cleaning your beard at least. wash your beard with warm water every day.

Towel well

One may shower or clean the face which has grown-up hair. One must clean face regularly with utmost care. However, care is to be taken after cleaning the face.

One must not allow water to dry up on the skin beneath the hair by itself. Thus, the face has to be dried well with a towel right after cleaning the face. It would give no chance for dandruff to form up.

Balance inflammation

Beard Oil helps the hair follicles to have required inflammation thereby containing necessary oxygen levels.

Beard oil is also needed to keep inflammation in control. Inflammation is the major cause and clause towards several problems engaged with beard growth. This inflammation could lead to various beard problems namely beard-related pimples, beard hair color change, Alopecia Barbae, patchy beard, beardruff, severe irritation aftershave.

Use aftershave products

Acne occurs when the pores are blocked with dead skin cells and oil residues. During the shaving time, the cells settled in one pore would move to the other pore. Also that the chemical content applied over the beard and the skin, there is a chance of unwanted reaction between the skin and the chemicals resulting in bumps. The acne born due to shaving is called razor bumps. The friction between the razor and the skin also causes bumps.

Pimples due to shaving or razor bumps or rashes do not usually need medicinal treatment but taking care with home remedies and following precautions to avoid pimples is enough.

Maintaining hygienic conditions would clear the dirt and dust on the skin. Always use a warm cloth to towel the beard before and after shaving.

Moisturization is a mandate to maintain cooling effects through the skin texture throughout the shaving process.

After-shave products are available as aftershave cream, aftershave lotion, or aftershave balm. They help in reducing itching sensations and swelling chances due to the razor cut. They indulge in protection from skin damage and ingrown hairs. They close pores to prevent bacteria, dirt, or chemical substances from getting inside the skin. This protection of pores helps skin reduce breakouts, razor burn, or razor bumps. The after-shave is known to heal cuts quicker than it happened due to or during shaving. 

Take Away 

Maintaining a beard is a little heavy job and one must lose the burden in its maintenance with little care given to the beard every day.

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