Maintaining a beard is a good amount of work, men will agree. It looks stylish, it looks rugged and makes a statement. However, it doesn’t really make the cut if you don’t take good care of it. Most men just grow out a beard, but have no clue about beard hygiene facts. When the facial hair becomes unmanageable and men begin to face a few problems, they simply shave it off!
To help you sustain your macho-look, we’ve listed a few problems that bearded men face (bet you’ll relate to most of them) with some effective solutions. Read on:
- Itching: Itching in the beard area gets worse during summers because of the scorching heat. Even during winters, the skin underneath the beard can get really dry and cause irritation. To deal with this issue, resort to good old aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is extremely hydrating and soothing. It will help get rid of the itch almost instantly, and won’t leave any residue as well. For best results, apply the gel and leave it overnight.
- Dandruff: Contrary to the popular belief, dandruff can occur on any hairy place on the body and not just the head. It could be present on the scalp, on the beard, and even on the eyebrows. This problem can be embarrassing as dandruff is easily visible. The key to getting rid of beard dandruff is keeping it clean, but making sure the skin underneath is not dry. Tea tree oil and coconut oil are antifungal in nature and will help to get rid of dandruff. If you don’t get the desired results, consult a skin specialist and seek treatment.
- Patchy hair growth: Uneven growth could keep you from giving that perfect shape to your beard. Use olive oil and castor oil to promote growth. Regular use of these oils will also help to prevent thinning of hair.
- Dry hair: Dry beard hair can cause further problems like dandruff and also cause hair to become brittle and break easily. The solution is simple. Use a conditioner and make use of oils like avocado or olive oil to provide nourishment.
- Acne: Beard acne can be a little hard to handle because you can’t just shave off that little patch of hair, right? Beard acne also results in the hair getting trapped in the pimple and can lead to an infection due to moisture and heat. Tea tree oil can provide a solution to this problem. Dilute it and apply on the affected area using an ear bud. You can also use the non traditional remedy of applying Listerine, as this will dry out the acne quickly.