Having a beard is a great way to express yourself and your style. However, growing and maintaining a beard can be difficult, especially if you are prone to dry skin and itchiness underneath your beard. Dry skin and itchiness can make growing a beard uncomfortable and can even lead to skin irritation or infection. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to combat dry skin and itchiness under your beard.
1. Wash Your Beard Regularly
It’s important to wash your beard regularly with a mild shampoo specifically designed for beards. This will help keep the hair clean and free of dirt, oil, and bacteria that could cause irritation or infection. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after washing your beard to remove any shampoo residue that could further dry out the skin underneath your beard.
2. Use Conditioner
Using conditioner after washing your beard is essential for keeping it soft and healthy. Look for conditioners specifically designed for beards as they will be formulated with natural ingredients that won’t strip away the natural oils from the hair or irritate the skin underneath it. When applying conditioner, make sure to focus on the ends of the hairs as this is where most of the dryness occurs due to lack of moisture.
3. Use an Oil or Balm
Beard oils and balms are essential for keeping both the hair and skin underneath hydrated and healthy. Look for products that contain natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, etc., as these will help nourish both your hair and skin without clogging pores or causing further irritation. Apply a few drops of oil (or a pea-sized amount of balm) after washing/conditioning your beard in order to lock in moisture throughout the day.
4. Avoid Hot Water
Hot water can strip away natural oils from both your hair and skin which can lead to further irritation or dryness underneath your beard. Try using lukewarm or cold water when washing/conditioning your beard as this will help keep it hydrated without causing additional damage or discomfort.
5. Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliating on a regular basis is important for removing any dead skin cells that may have built up under your beard which could cause itching or irritation over time if not addressed properly. Look for exfoliating products specifically designed for facial use (such as scrubs) in order to ensure they won’t be too harsh on the delicate facial area while still effectively removing any dead cells from beneath the surface of your facial hair growth area(s).
Combatting dry skin and itchiness underneath your beard doesn’t have to be difficult; with proper care you should be able to easily maintain healthy looking facial hair without issue!