4 tips for caring for your facial hair
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
For many, growing a mustache or beard is a crucial part of your look and style. However, if your facial hair isn’t cared for, you can develop issues like ingrown hairs, dandruff and acne. Here are five quick tips to ensure your beard, mustache, or goatee is well-groomed, and your skin stays healthy.
1. Wash your facial hair and face every day.
Don’t forget to moisturize your skin and facial hair. Use circular motions to massage your cleanser into your skin and facial hair. Then rinse and gently dry your face.
2. Prone to ingrown hairs in your stubble? Make sure to exfoliate.
If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, exfoliating is a great way to prevent these until your facial hair grows back in. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a gentle exfoliating scrub 1-2 times per week. Make sure to moisturize immediately afterward.
3. Take care when grooming
Make sure your facial hair looks its best by creating a grooming routine that is right for you. Apply beard oil or moisturizer to detangle and style your beard or mustache. Make sure to trim your facial hair as needed with shaving oil or cream.
4. Avoid touching your facial hair
It’s tough to resist, but touching your beard can spread bacteria and dirt from your hands to your face, which could lead to skin problems.
If you have questions or concerns about the health of your skin or facial hair, talk to your primary care provider or dermatologist.
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