Taking care of your skin is vital during the growth period of your beard. Oily skin, dry skin and everything in between… we all have one or the other, and it changes from season to season.
Depending on the weather conditions, your facial skin is TTG [trained to go] to protect itself. Your face reacts differently when exposed to different elements. In dryer climates your skin may feel a bit drier, stiffer and tighter [we'll blame that on the these colder, darker months], where in more humid climates the opposite reaction may be more common. So how do you care for your skin underneath if there is a beard in the way? Many of you think that there’s no need since it’s covered by hair, right? Wrong! This skin is just as important as the rest of your face. Here’s how you should be taking care of it this season.
- Exfoliating is very important. It rids the face of dead skin cells while allowing the younger skin cells to reach the surface. This helps to keep the skin looking and feeling young and healthy!
- For bearded men with normal to oily skin, it is even more important to make sure that a facial exfoliation regimen is implemented at least once a week. That's it - just once a week. A careful focus on the bearded area will help to remove dead skin and oils that can build-up and create skin irritation and cause "the scratchy beard syndrome" and for others, acne.
- For the guys with the challenge of dry skin, exfoliation is still important. Also, make sure that your beard is not only shampooed but conditioned. This is very important for health of the beard, and the skin underneath. Shampoo and condition your beard every 2-3 days.
- For all skin types, implementing a moisturizer will help to balance the skin of the oily beard and provide relief with an extra boost of moisture for the drier bearded gentleman. If you fall off the wagon during this dry season, it will take 10-14 days to add moisture back to your skin.
Growing a beard can be an easy way to freshen up your look this season. Keep it fresh. Until next time....stay tuned for more tips on how to care for your beard.