Grooming Your Beard

Tips on Grooming Your Beard Better

Grooming Your Beard

Keep it neat.

There's a world of difference between a guy who has grown a beard and another who just hasn't bothered to shave. Beards require regular grooming and regular maintenance. How much depends on the style of beard you have, but in general you'll need to use a razor daily for a clean line at the top and on the neck. When cleaning up the neck and edges, shave along the grain using warm water, not hot, and only go over an area once. The Gentleman's Shave Oil for shaving.

Moisturize.

In addition to keeping the skin beneath your beard clean, be sure to keep it moisturized – otherwise your body may overcompensate by producing extra oil, which can cause breakouts. You need to hydrate to avoid dryness and premature aging of the skin.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wash It Regularly

This is especially important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser, then gently pat it dry: An overzealous toweling can lead to frizz and split ends.
Keeping your beard clean
  • Just like your hair, wash and shampoo your beard regularly using a beard wash. A mild shampoo is easier on your skin.
  • After shampooing, you may use a conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Failure to rinse sufficiently may result in flaking. Because beard hairs are so coarse, conditioners will have less effect on the beard than on the hair on your head. But a conditioner will still help make your beard feel softer.
  • Gently pat and wipe your beard dry with a towel. Blow drying is not really necessary and can be harsh on your skin.
  • Comb your beard and mustache with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles. Optionally, you can finish up by using a brush.