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Facial Care for Facial Hair

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Facial Care for Facial Hair
Written byAmelia CranstounContent Editor
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Just like the hair on your head, your beard can trap dirt, food particles, and bacteria. Regular grooming and a personalised skincare routine can help keep your beard clean, reducing the risk of skin issues and promoting overall hygiene. 

Our Skincare Top Tips for Facial Hair

Whether you have a beard, moustache, or goatee, here are some top tips for facial hair care:

  • Regular Washing:

    • Clean your facial hair regularly with a mild, moisturising beard wash or shampoo. This helps to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.

  • Conditioning:

    • Use a good quality beard conditioner to keep your facial hair soft and manageable. This also helps to prevent itchiness and dryness.

  • Trimming:

    • Regularly trim your facial hair to maintain its shape and prevent split ends. Invest in a high-quality beard trimmer and use it according to your desired length.

  • Moisturising:

    • Apply a beard oil or balm to keep your facial hair and the underlying skin moisturised. This helps to prevent dryness, and flakiness and promotes a healthy shine.

  • Brushing or Combing:

    • Use a beard brush or comb to detangle your facial hair and distribute natural oils evenly. This helps to prevent ingrown hairs and keeps your beard looking neat.

  • Protect from the Sun:

    • Just like your skin, your facial hair can be affected by the sun. Consider using a beard product with UV protection or wearing a hat to shield your facial hair from the sun's damaging effects.

  • Healthy Diet:

    • Your overall health plays a significant role in the condition of your facial hair. A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly biotin, can contribute to healthier beard growth.

  • Avoiding Harsh Products:

    • Be cautious with the products you use on your facial hair. Avoid products with harsh chemicals that can strip away natural oils and cause dryness.

Top Tip: Never apply your toner or skincare straight after shaving, even with a post-shave balm. Cleanse your skin first and then apply your treatment product to avoid irritation or burning!

  • Patience:

    • Growing a healthy, full beard takes time. Be patient, especially during the early stages of growth, and resist the urge to trim too frequently.

  • Professional Grooming:

    • Consider visiting a professional barber for occasional grooming and shaping. A skilled barber can recommend the best styles for your facial features and maintain a well-groomed appearance.

Remember, everyone's facial hair is unique, so it's essential to find a routine and products that work best for you. Adjust your facial hair care routine based on the length, thickness, and texture of your beard or moustache.

Men with beards face unique skincare challenges, blending facial hair maintenance with overall skin health. This guide offers in-depth advice and scientifically-backed skincare tips specifically tailored for men with beards, focusing on preventing beard spots and ensuring optimal hygiene.

Understanding the Basics of Beard Skincare

The Importance of Regular Cleansing

The foundation of any beard care routine is proper cleansing. A gentle face wash used in the beard area is essential for removing trapped dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, which can exacerbate issues like beard spots. 

Regular washing not only keeps the beard clean but also prevents bacteria build-up, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin beneath the beard. It's recommended to cleanse the beard at least every other day, depending on your skin type and lifestyle.

Renude recommends: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 

Advanced Skincare Techniques for Men with Beards

Skincare in Trimming Practices

While trimming primarily maintains the shape and aesthetics of the beard, it also impacts skin health. Regular trimming with a quality beard trimmer helps prevent ingrown hairs, a common skin issue for bearded men. Trimming should be done with care to avoid skin irritation, and always use a clean, sharp blade to reduce the risk of infection and inflammation.

Deep Hydration for Beard and Skin

The use of beard oils and balms is critical not just for the health of the beard, but also for the skin underneath. Products containing nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil, or shea butter are beneficial. These ingredients hydrate the skin and prevent common problems such as dryness and flakiness. It's important to gently massage these products into the beard, ensuring they reach the skin beneath for deep moisturisation.

The Role of Grooming in Skin Health

Regular brushing or combing of the beard is not just about detangling hair; it's also about exfoliating the skin underneath. This practice removes dead skin cells, preventing buildup and keeping pores clear. Additionally, grooming stimulates blood circulation to the facial skin, promoting healthier skin and hair growth. Use a soft-bristle brush to gently exfoliate and stimulate the skin without irritating.

Protecting Your Beard from External Factors

Safeguarding Against Sun Damage

Protecting your beard from the sun is crucial to maintaining its health and colour. Sun damage can lead to a dry, brittle beard. Using beard products with UV protection or wearing a hat can shield your beard from the damaging effects of the sun, preventing dryness and discolouration.

Nutritional Impact on Beard Health

A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly biotin, zinc, and vitamins A, E, and C, contributes to healthier beard growth. Proper nutrition supports not only the hair but also the skin underneath, crucial for preventing beard spots and ensuring overall skin health.

Avoiding Common Beard Care Mistakes

Let Renude do the Research

Before heading to the store or making an online purchase, it's essential to research the specific skincare products that suit your needs and bearded skin is no different - it’s easily the most stressful part of starting your skincare journey; which is why so many of us get it wrong first time, avoid skincare altogether or shop based off of influencer recommendations. 

At Renude our aestheticians are qualified professionals with over 10 years of experience treating skin. They’ve seen it all and as skincare fanatics themselves, they know how to weed out the good from the bad when it comes to choosing the right products. 

Post-Shave Care

Post-shave care is particularly important for areas where you might shave around your beard. Cleanse your skin first before applying any treatment products to avoid burning or discomfort. Using a soothing post-shave balm can help reduce irritation and redness.

Cultivating Patience in Beard Growth

Embracing the Growth Process

Growing a healthy, full beard requires patience, especially during the early stages. Resist the urge to trim too frequently, as this can hinder the natural growth process. Let your beard grow naturally for a few weeks before starting regular maintenance.

Professional Care and Styling

Benefits of Professional Grooming

While personal grooming is important, occasional visits to a professional barber can provide benefits that at-home care can't match. A skilled barber can offer tailored advice and ensure your beard is styled to suit your facial features, maintaining a well-groomed appearance.

Personalising Your Beard Care Routine

Every man's facial hair is unique, and tailoring your beard and skincare routine is vital. Regularly assess and adjust your routine based on the length, thickness, and texture of your beard to ensure the best results as well as the feeling and appearance of the skin underneath. 

Remember that what works for one person may not work for another, so don't be afraid to experiment to find the perfect routine for your beard.

Amelia CranstounContent Editor
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