Keeping a clean shaved face comes with its own sets of shaving processes and so does keeping a well-groomed beard. To show off super clear skin, you need to follow certain face and beard care routines.
Have you ever wondered if the skin that is covered by your beard needs any special care? Most men tend to ignore the parts of their faces that are covered under the beard. This often leads to several skin problems like acne, dark spots and even premature signs of aging. In this article, let’s help you discover daily face and beard care routines for super clear skin.
Among other problems of not maintaining a beard and taking care of the skin underneath properly, beard dandruff is the worst. When you don’t moisture the beard-covered parts of your face, it leads to dryness and dandruff, leading to skin bumps and acne.
So, if keeping a beard comes with so many problems, is it good for the skin to keep one?
Other than adding to your style quotient, a well-maintained beard does quite a lot for your face. It protects your skin from harmful UV rays and also helps to prevent acne, wrinkles, dryness and even bacterial infections when maintained properly. Now that you know that your beard can be the secret to getting healthy skin let’s find out the best daily face and beard care routine for super clear skin.
Clear skin needs a proper face and beard cleansing routine
Every face and beard care routine starts with a deep cleansing routine that removes dirt and excess oil.
For your face, choose a cleanser that suits your skin and is good for your beard too. Regular cleansers may strip your beard of the essential natural oils since they are not designed for the hair. There are several cleansers on the market that keeps your skin clear while taking care of your facial hair, making it soft. Try not to let the cleanser reach your facial hair too much every day.
If you want to sport a beard and get super clear skin, then you can opt for natural cleansers for your face. Get your hands on something that has the right amount of natural cleansing ingredients along with moisturizing ones.
For your beard, go for a beard shampoo that is mild yet effective. Different beard shampoos contain nourishing ingredients like castor oil, avocado oil and coconut oil that promote healthy hair growth while keeping the beard healthy-looking.
Some guys like to use face wash on their beards. The best face wash for beards is one that is gentle and mild.
Don’t shampoo your facial hair for more than 2 to 3 days a week to avoid dryness and dandruff. If you already have dry and sensitive skin, go for 1 or 2 times wash to avoid further drying up of the skin.
Moisturize your face and beard to have super clear looking skin
After cleansing your face and your beard, it’s time to lock in the moisture to make it look hydrated and healthy.
For parts of your face that aren’t covered with facial hair, choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type. If you have dry skin, go for deeply nourishing face creams that hydrate your skin and give it a natural glow. For oily skin, go for light-weight moisturizers that don’t clog pores and let your skin breathe. Moisturize your skin daily to avoid dryness and eventual dandruff in your beard. Keeping the skin beneath your facial hair dry leads to other skin problems, too, like premature wrinkles, age spots and flakiness. It also makes your beard appear rough, giving your skin an unhealthy appearance.
For your beard, you can go with simple oils for moisturization. Besides adding moisture, oils like jojoba and avocado oil promote beard health. If you have a long beard, use a brush to apply the oil. For stubble or a chinstrap, you can apply the oil with your hands.
If you don’t want to use oils on your beard, you can opt for moisturizing lotions. You can even combine both oil and moisturizer or use it by itself. Combining oil and moisturizer helps you to achieve softer skin beneath your facial hair and get a healthy-looking beard.
Exfoliate dead skin cells for a super clear skin
Facial hair traps more dirt than other parts of the face, thus making it easier to get clogged pores and acne. So, other than cleansing and moisturizing, your skin under the beard needs to get rid of dead skin cells and build-up trapped in deep pores. This deep-cleaning routine called scrubbing or exfoliation is essential to flaunt healthy and super clear skin.
If you have oily skin, then you can exfoliate your whole face once every one or two weeks. For dry skin, 1 or 2 times a month is good enough to scrub away dead skin cells and other impurities. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to exfoliate your face and beard for super clear skin.
Using beard exfoliator scrub for gentle scrubbing
Most beard exfoliator scrubs are like normal face scrubs, just with a little runnier consistency. They come with natural scrubbing beads like pumice that are very useful to remove dead skin cells and oil and dirt build-up from the skin pores.
Scrubbing can be a part of your shower routine as well. Wet your face and cleanse it with a beard shampoo. Take the required amount of exfoliator scrub and rub the skin underneath your beard. Scrub for about 30 to 60 seconds and then wash off. Apply a conditioner and a moisturizer later for a healthy-looking beard. Remember not to scrub for too long and to apply a moisturizer after scrubbing to prevent your skin from becoming too dry.
Using a beard brush to exfoliate the skin
Every beard care routine includes brushing daily. The bristles of the brush help to get rid of dirt, dead skin cells and dandruff. This helps the skin beneath the beard to exfoliate immediately without stripping the skin of any natural skin oil. Before you brush your beard, ensure that the hair or the skin is not wet or even towel damp. Start from the roots of the beard, which is closest to the skin surface, and glide the brush upwards several times to exfoliate.
Why is my beard turning red?
If this happens there is nothing wrong. The red hair appears due to a mutation in what experts have call the MC1R gene. Having two mutated genes results in a person having all red hair, while having one can result in red hair appearing in unexpected places. It can affect anyone including light skin men with beards.
Try the above-mentioned face and beard care routine to get and maintain super clear skin. Start with stubble to maintain a healthy beard without much effort if you are a beginner. Hit the spa now and then for a special treat. There are many types of facials for men that can give you a luxurious beard treatment.