Recent years have seen a resurgence in beard ownership, with men everywhere taking the plunge and growing their own. Beards are most definitely in fashion, but for men with skin that is sensitive or have a condition the whole thing can be a minefield. Men like this want to grow or maintain their facial hair but are prohibited by their condition, and subsequently give up on the dream. Below we talk about just a few effective tips so you make the most of your beard whilst caring for your face too.
Effective Moisture Retention
As mentioned by Esquire, it can take ten to 14 days for skin to become rehydrated, which is longer then many would assume. For this reason it’s important to have a daily moisturising regimen that you adhere to, with or without a beard. This can be easier than it sounds, as there are numerous cleaning products with added moisturiser available as well as light moisturising lotions designed specially for use on face and neck areas
The Benefits of Regular Trimming
As well as making your beard look neat, regular maintenance through trimming can be great for the facial skin underneath – doubly so if it’s sensitive. As highlighted in this article by Shave Academy, shaving and trimming allow for easier removal of dead skin cells on the surface of the face. Some form of exfoliation, in addition to moisturising, is necessary to stop any itchiness and soreness as well as any flare-ups in existing skin conditions, meaning that it may be best for those with sensitive skin to keep their beards short through regular trimming.
As previously mentioned, there are a great number of products with added moisturiser, and the rise in beard ownership has led to a great proliferation of these facial hair-care products which include things such as beard shampoo, oils and creams. Specialised shampoo may be preferable to the regular sort as it is not as harsh, meaning that your facial hair and skin retain more moisture after use. These days there is an abundance of choice available online, you’re sure to find something that both benefits your skin and suits your sensibilities.
Beards can be wonderful things, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able enjoy yours.