Men with Beards
Men grow beards for different reasons. They say that beards add to their masculinity. Beards make them more confident. Beards are sexy. And a lot more reasons.
Growing a beard can be challenging
You need to be firm in your decision if you want to grow a beard. Because during its early stages, the growth is still a far cry from what you envisioned. If you are a clean-cut person, you might feel uncomfortable with your facial hair in the beginning. Stubble can look scruffy and is not in any way cute.
If you are working in a corporate setting, your colleagues might disapprove of your look. Thus, you need to neutralize your grooming and not look unkempt. It is a good idea to keep the other aspects of your appearance in good shape. Like your hair. Sporting a clean-cut can make your beard look chic and stylish.
So, I bet you do have your own motivations too. Otherwise, you will not have the patience to grow one. Beards can be all the reasons above. But, growing a beard can be challenging and requires a lot of attention. I am pretty sure you had your share of frustrations that you wanted to shave it all off. Especially if you are someone who has always sported a clean look. But then you didn’t. So now you have entered the beard territory. Congratulations!
But the challenge doesn’t stop there, right? Because together with beard growth comes stubble itch. And then the madness begins.
To keep these things at bay, you need to keep your beard in tip-top condition. Well trimmed, nice smell, soft and manageable, and so on and so forth. Unkempt beards can make you look shabby. Quite the opposite of what you wanted to look like in the first place. And not only that, you have to deal with an itchy beard.
An itchy beard is very uncomfortable and can give you the most unpleasant feeling. There are many reasons why your beard will itch. There is a beard itch that only needs proper hygiene routines. Others may need medical attention if the itchiness persists.
A lot of men with beards experience this. If you are reading this, I would presume you do too. Not a very good place to be in. Learning about what a beard itch is, what causes it, and how to deal with it is important.
Let me share with you some tips on how to stop beard itching or stubble itch.
First, it is important that keep your beard clean, all the time. This means you have to wash your beard on a regular basis or better yet bathe more. Doing this will prevent bacteria and dirt from building up. Washing your beard does not mean splashing it with water. Or using any kind of cleaner you lay your eyes on. Even regular shampoo is not advisable. You know why? Shampoos are not designed for beards nor the delicate skin on your face. The same is true with bar soaps. They are too harsh for your beard and cause them to dry out.
When you use harsh cleaners, you strip your beard with the natural oils that your body produces. Beards are coarse, unlike our natural hair. So, the natural tendency for you is to use more shampoo especially if your beard is long. You see, you want to make your beard softer. But, doing this can be more harmful to your beard. Instead of preserving the vital oils to keep it moisturised, you are stripping it off. If there is not enough vital oil, the skin underneath your beard dries out. Then the itch kicks in.
Use a product designed for facial hair instead like a beard shampoo. It's best to use the beard shampoo 2-3 times per week. You can have deep cleansing and not worry. It will not strip away your natural oils and keeps your beard and skin moisturised.
When you bathe or wash your beard, remember not to use too hot water. Also, do not stay too long in the shower so you will not dry your skin out.
Another good practice is to dry your beard after washing. You may want to use a towel to pat your beard. Or you can use a hairdryer. Make sure you set it to low. Avoid vigorous rubbing or too much heat. They can damage the hair follicles and cause dryness. Brush your beard with a comb or brush to help it exfoliate. Your hair will not only look good and tidy, but it will also encourage blood flow.
It is important that you use good beard oil to fight irritation and itchiness. When you have a beard, beard oil is a must-have in your grooming kit. Conditioning your beard hair will make it less prone to irritation. Apply the beard oil under your beard and massage it into the skin. Do it daily. It eliminates the itch and at the same time makes your beard healthier and softer. Habitual use of beard oil can not only help with the itch. Beard oil transforms your beard into an attractive addition to your facial features. Doesn’t it feel good to be confident with your look?
Sometimes though, your beard itch will persist despite doing all the necessary precautions. If this happens, it is best to seek medical attention. Since beard itch can also be due to fungus or bacteria, seeking a doctor is the best option. They are the experts who will know if there is an underlying skin condition causing the itch. Creams or ointments may be necessary to address the condition. In more advanced cases, doctors may use a more potent kind of medication.