Grow a Healthy, Well-Groomed Beard in 3 Simple Steps
According to recent research by the University of Queensland, “beards are judged as more attractive than clean-shaven faces for long-term relationships.” This may be why you see more men sporting beards from local colleges, to Hollywood to the workplace, and beyond.
But, a well-groomed, attractive beard takes a little effort. Otherwise, you can get the dreaded “beardruff.”
You know what I’m talking about… those white flakes that appear on your beard just like dandruff.
So what’s a guy to do?
3 Steps to Fight Beardruff
When it comes to having a healthy, well-groomed beard, there are a few steps to follow. According to Dr. Bailey, it’s important to:
1. Wash with hypoallergenic products.
While you may wash your beard regularly, you may not consider the cleaning agents you use. Many soaps with popular fragrances for men have harsh chemicals or allergens that can dry out or inflame your skin and actually create more beardruff.
When you finish washing your beard, it’s time to condition. Use a good, natural beard oil on the skin under your beard and the actual, beard hair.
This will hydrate your skin and enhance your facial hair. More important, a good, natural beard oil will fight inflammation and allergic reactions that can play havoc with your skin.
3. Use sunscreen.
The skin under your beard is vulnerable to the sun. And without protection, you are at risk for sunburn, itchy, dry skin, unnecessary wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
If you have a beard, you may avoid sunscreen because it just creates a huge mess… unless you use a thin-based, zinc oxide sunscreen that works especially well on hair-bearing skin.
Then, you can protect your skin from the sun’s rays and avoid extra, skin dryness that can accelerate beardruff.
Say Goodbye to Beardruff!
By taking the time to wash, condition and apply sunscreen to the skin under your beard and your actual beard hair, you can avoid beardruff, and enjoy a healthy, well-groomed beard.