Shaving is torturous when you have sensitive skin. The burn, the irritation and the ensuing dry skin itch can drive any man crazy. One solution is don’t shave and grow a beard but even then, skin issues may still persist. So what can you do to keep your skin feeling soft and moisturized with a beard?
Many skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema are sensitive to hot water. While it may be tempting to take that hot shower after a long day or hard workout, it is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Even more so when you have a beard because just like on the top of your head, you can get dandruff. Having dry, flaky skin under your beard is definitely not a look any man wants to be sporting. Lukewarm or cool showers are best to preserve the oils in your skin.
Speaking of oils, using a beard oil is key to maintaining a soft, full beard and can stimulate growth. Choose a high quality beard oil to keep your beard and your skin well moisturized. Always use it after you shower to lock in your skin’s natural moisture.
Just as it is important to keep your beard well moisturized, you don’t want to step out of the shower and let it air dry, especially if it is thick. The minerals in the water can irritate your skin when they are in contact with it for long periods of time. If your beard takes longer than a few minutes to air dry, use a blow dryer set on cool or warm. Run your fingers through your beard to make sure you are getting all the excess moisture out, then when it’s dry, apply your beard oil.
Dealing with dry, irritated skin is no fun under any circumstances but with a beard, adds another layer of challenges with which to manage. For dry skin issues, TrueLipids Dry, Itchy Skin Relief Kit is a great way to minimize dryness and keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. Even if half your face is covered by a beard, this combination of ointment, cream, lotion and lip balm will help you maintain a healthy look that will surely turn a few heads. Celebrate No Shave November with TrueLipids and grow that beard out!