How to deal with under beard acne
Acne. One word that conjures up images of gawky, awkward (let's face it, we've all had them) teenage years. Years that we were dealing with issues that we have since successfully negotiated. Acne however is one of the gifts of puberty we have to live with for life. Bearded men more so than most. Why, you ask? Quite simply because we have to contend with under beard acne. Eruptions on the skin that is nestled beneath your pride and joy; and therefore is not visible like normal pimples are. So how do you deal with something can be seen? Well we at Beardo, as always have simple ways to deal with this problem as well! So without any further ado, here are simple things to do when you discover under beard acne
Don't wait, exfoliate!
Under beard acne is caused by the same bacteria that causes regular acne. And for the same reason as well. Acne is caused when the sebum producing glands are covered with dirt, grime or any foreign substance. The cure is simple, exfoliate regular. Using a simple scrub, at least twice a week, exfoliate your facial skin and beard. Here's how you do it.:
- For a full three minutes, with either a sheaf of cotton or a washcloth, dampen your face with warm water
- Take a little bit of facial scrub on your palms and apply it in a circular manner on your facial skin, don't be afraid to let it seep into your beard
- Wash your face thoroughly with tepid, room temperature water, make sure that all the exfoliant gets out of your beard
- Dry your face with a soft towel and with the temperature setting on low, air dry the beard with a hair dryer
Comb, as much and as often as you can
One sure fire way to get rid of any and all impurities is to comb your beard regularly. The rigid bristles of the comb, act like a shovel of sorts, loosening the dirt from the deeper fibres of your beard hair. Make sure that your beard comb is made of a natural material like wood, for the best results. Wooden combs also help tune up the sebaceous glands that are responsible for naturally moisturising your beard and skin.
A good cleansing ritual is a given when you have a beard. Beards need a little TLC, and a specialised beard wash is one of the most basic, yet most essential things that needs to be in your toolkit. Washing twice daily will leave your beard and the skin beneath it healthy, clean and nourished. When choosing the best wash for your beard, keep in mind that it needs to be both tough on dirt, yet gentle on the skin. And once you have this routine down pat, your under beard acne will indeed be a thing of the past.
One of the things that you can do to prevent beard acne is to protect your beard from all the extraneous factors that cause it. That means the dust, pollen and other skin irritants need to be kept away from it. How do you do this? You coat your beard with a layer of protection, every single time you step out. Using a natural hold wax, like the Beardo Beard Balm, not only gives your beard a soft appeal, it also forms a protective layering around it, making it immune to the daily dose of environmental irritants. Best of all it washes off really easily and with it the dust and other impurities as well!
Whatever you do Never Shave
Shaving is one of those things that will actually increase your chances of developing under beard acne. How? Well for starters shaving irritates the delicate facial skin. Secondly if you don't shave properly (and let's face it, very few people actually shave properly), your chances of razor burns and ingrown hairs increase dramatically. While this isn't technically acne, it is still annoying AF and it doesn't ale for a pleasant experience. Under beard acne can be a real pain, if you don't know how to deal with it. In fact most people choose to shave, in the hope that it will solve the problem, but it rarely if ever does. Now that you know how to deal with the issue, hopefully you wont be motivated to take such a drastic step. Until next time, stay cool, stay stylish and well groomed!