Men grow beards for many reasons: to avoid shaving every day or to look stylish or rugged. But a good beard requires good care otherwise it looks untidy and unkempt. In fact, many men grow a beard but don’t know how to look after it. It is important therefore to know some things before you decide on keeping a beard. Remember that a beard needs looking after or it may cause problems for you!
Weather conditions: The skin beneath the beard gets deprived of essential skin care creams and moisturisers that you would normally use on your face. This may cause dryness on the face in winters. In summer, it will seem as if something is covering your face and it will feel hot which will cause irritation. To overcome these conditions, you will have to use a gel or a beard care routine that does not cause dryness of the face.
Dandruff: If not cared for properly, you can get dandruff on your beard. This is not a happy situation and will cause embarrassment. Keep your beard clean and ensure that the skin is well nourished. To get rid of dandruff you may need some medication, so seek the help of a doctor should you suffer from the condition.
Shaping your beard: Trim your beard regularly to overcome uneven hair growth on your face. This will also help to shape to your beard. You may use natural oils to groom and promote growth. You can also use beard oil, which is available in some stores, which will keep the skin moisturized. Good beard oil will keep the itch away, care for the hair follicles as well as the skin. Its refreshing smell will give you confidence.
Dryness: Don’t let dryness spoil your beard experience! Besides being itchy, dryness will lead to more problems like dandruff and hair breakage. You will have to care for your beard just as you care for your hair, by using a conditioner or using natural oils for nourishing the hair.
Acne: Handling acne becomes a problem if you have a beard. You will have to use acne medication and apply to the affected area carefully. Treat the acne gently and avoid the itch as it may cause further complications.
Grooming: Groom your beard and follow a routine. Get it trimmed often and style it properly. For that handsome look, you must take care of it. Beards may also collect germs and play host to bacteria. Apart from gathering dust as you go outdoors, your beard may also play host to some food particles. This will encourage bacteria. The solution is to wash your beard regularly. Washing and using beard oil will give your beard a well-groomed look. Regular trimming will give it shape and is hygienic.
Keeping a beard therefore requires good care otherwise you will have an unkempt look. A beard attracts germs, so it is most important to clean it well. A beard by itself is not harmful, but you must regularly maintain it. Clean and brush regularly. A number of products are available for the beard: oils, softeners, balms and combs and brushes. For a well groomed look, use the products most suitable for your beard.