Last Updated: July 16, 2022, 20:37 IST
A long beard has become a key fashion accessory and many guys love to keep it. But to ensure that your facial hair stays healthy and polished, you need to take extra precautions. Now that the rainy season has arrived, maintaining good hygiene is essential to protect your beard from itchiness. Poor hygiene, dry skin, ingrown hairs, acne breakouts and excessive grooming with various products can also irritate the skin.
So, to get rid of itchiness this time of the year, here are some of the best strategies you can follow:
Keep your face clean: Frequent washing of beard and face prevents accumulation of dirt and bacteria. It prevents the skin from becoming too oily. There are many beard-specific products available online that can be used before or after washing.
Bathe regularly: Try to take a bath every day or at least wash your chin with lukewarm water. Remember not to use very hot water and don’t linger in the shower for too long.
Keep chemical-based products at bay: Opt for a natural alternative when shaving or trimming the beard. Using harsh chemical-containing foams or lotions can also cause your skin to react.
Conditioning: Conditioning facial hair makes it softer and it reduces the risk of irritation. If possible, try conditioning your beard with jojoba or argan oils. These can be easily purchased online or offline.
Do not trim or shave: Avoid shaving or trimming while growing a beard, which can cause hair to grow past the follicle. This reduces discomfort and the likelihood of follicular damage.