All Things Beard

Rules For A Well-Groomed Beard

Whether you're a seasoned beard enthusiast or just starting to grow one, having an effective beard care routine is essential. While sporting a well-groomed beard is the ultimate goal, many men can be plagued by skin issues like acne, ingrown hairs and beard rashes. Fret not, here is a step-by-step skincare guide to give your facial hair the royal treatment it deserves. 

Common Beard Issues and How to Prevent Them

Beard Acne

Beard pimples, also known as folliculitis, are small, red bumps that that grow inside or underneath the facial hair. They are caused by bacteria entering the hair follicles and can be itchy and uncomfortable. Washing your face with a gentle cleanser or one with activated charcoal can help draw impurities out of your skin and beard. Try NIVEA Men Deep Face Wash with Active Charcoal.

Ingrown Beard Hairs

Ingrown hairs can be painful. They occur when hair grows back into the skin instead of out of it, causing inflammation and irritation. To prevent this, exfoliate your skin underneath your beard. NIVEA Men's Face Scrub with Aloe Vera unclogs pores and clears away excess oils and impurities. You can also try using a warm compress to soothe the area and encourage the hair to grow out. Salicylic Acid is also a star ingredient in treating ingrown hairs because it exfoliates inside the pores and on the surface of the skin.

Beard Rash

Burny, itchy, red, and irritated skin — nobody wants that. Unfortunately, your beard area is extremely prone to rashes and breakouts, whether it is from using the wrong shaving technique or skincare products. To alleviate any discomfort, consider using a beard oil or balm with anti-inflammatory properties like tea tree oil or aloe vera to help soothe irritation.

Beard Care Tips

Shampoo Your Beard

Just like the hair on your head, your beard needs to be washed. However, hair shampoo can be too harsh for your beard and the skin underneath. That's where beard-specific products come in. These shampoos are specially formulated for your facial hair without stripping it of its natural oils. It also contains soothing ingredients that promote healthy hair growth.

Apply Beard Oil

Beard oil is an essential grooming product that should be a staple in your routine. It contains a blend of essential oils that help moisturise and nourish your facial fuzz, preventing dryness, itchiness, and flakiness. Apply a few drops to your palms and massage it into your beard and the skin underneath. This will help distribute the oil evenly and ensure that it reaches the skin.  

Brush Regularly

Regular brushing and combing are essential for maintaining a well-kept beard. It helps distribute natural oils and prevents tangles. Use a brush or comb specifically designed for facial hair to avoid pulling or damaging. And brush your beard in the direction of hair growth to prevent breakage and promote hair growth.

Trim and Shape

Even if you're going for a rugged look, regular trimming and shaping are necessary. Invest in a good pair of scissors or a trimmer to keep your beard in check. Trimming helps get rid of split ends and prevents your beard from looking untidy. If you're not confident in your clipping skills, visit a professional barber for a trim and shaping session.