The beard is back, and it’s here to stay. Whether you’re rocking a full-on mountain man style or just trying out a new beard for the month of Movember, growing a beard means taking care of your skin and hair more than ever before.
Skin care is important for everyone, even men with beards. It’s easy to forget about your face when it’s covered in hair, but if you don’t take care of your skin, your beard won’t look as good as it could.
The good news is that there are plenty of grooming guides available to keep your face looking its best while also keeping things comfortable. This article has listed a few essential tips for keeping your skin and beard in top shape.
1. Moisturize Your Beard And Skin Daily
Use a gentle cleanser and lather up your beard in the shower. Make sure you get all of the dirt and grime out before you rinse it off with warm water. After you’re done washing your beard with a gentle shampoo, use a moisturizing conditioner to brush out any tangles that may have formed in the wash.
Use a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that won’t clog pores. Men’s skin tends to produce more oil than women’s, so try a fragrance-free formula if you have issues with breakouts or oily skin. If you don’t have sensitive skin, look for ingredients such as shea butter or cocoa butter to help prevent dryness and irritation in the winter months.
Look for products labeled ‘non-comedogenic,’ which means they won’t cause breakouts by blocking pores; this is especially important if you have acne-prone skin or live in an area where there’s lots of pollution.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliating your skin is one of the most important things you can do to keep your face looking healthy and young. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, which keeps pores clear and allows products to penetrate deeper into the skin. It also removes dirt, oil, and other impurities that can cause acne breakouts or clogged pores.
You don’t need expensive exfoliants to do this. It’s better to use a gentle scrub than an abrasive one, which could damage your skin instead of improving it. A simple scrub made with coconut oil, honey, or sugar will work wonders on your beard without damaging the sensitive facial tissue beneath it.
3. Use A Face Mask Every Week
Face masks are a great way to treat your skin. They can be made from a variety of ingredients and used in a variety of ways. For example, they can be used as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells or as an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces acne and redness.
Masks can also be used to moisturize the skin, which is especially important for bearded men who have dry facial hair. If you’re looking for some ideas for face mask recipes, here are a few common ones:
- Honey mask: Honey is antibacterial and helps reduce acne breakouts on the face. It’s hydrating, which makes it great for those with dry skin too.
- Banana mask: Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, so they’re beneficial for all types of skin conditions including eczema or psoriasis outbreaks or even wrinkles due to over-exposure to sunlight (sunburn). They also contain antioxidants like beta carotene, which slow down aging by protecting against free radicals that damage cells throughout the body such as those found inside our DNA structure.
4. Don’t Forget Your Lips
Your lips are a part of your bearded face, and they need to be moisturized just like the rest of your face. If you neglect them, they can get chapped and cracked. You can moisturize them with lip balm or Vaseline before bed if necessary.
Don’t forget that adding some SPF (sunscreen) to the lip balm will help protect the skin from harmful UV rays as well. You might also want to exfoliate dead skin cells from the lips by using a facial scrub or lip mask once or twice per week. Remember, if it can remove dirt from your beard, it can remove dirt from other places too.
5. Use The Right Tools To Keep It Shaped Up
A face grooming kit is something every man needs if he’s serious about looking his best. It’ll come with everything you need from combs and brushes down to products like serums, which will help hydrate the skin underneath so that no flakes show themselves when people are looking at your face close enough.
And there you have it—the five best skin care tips for bearded men. What’s more, these tips can be applied to anyone with a beard and skin, whether you shave or not.
Just remember that the key is consistency and staying vigilant about your daily regimen. If you stick to these tips and take care of your face regularly, we guarantee you’ll notice a positive difference in no time.