Dear Grooms, Here's An Ultimate Guide To Beard Grooming
BY Twinkle | 07 Aug, 2020 | 1000 views | 3 min read
No one really talks about the grooming woes of a groom! But hey, we're always listening. You are sure to have noticed irritated bumps post-shaving your stubble and sometimes also have a lot of troubles with your shaving backfiring. If beard trimming or maintenance is not done properly, you may end up having skin woes like dry scabs, cuts and uneven sides. Men have thicker skin than women which requires more cleansing, exfoliation and hydration. So, don't forget to include your facial hair into your skincare routine. Read on to know what's the ideal beard care grooming routine!
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Start by shaving
Don't shave in the wrong direction as it may cause ingrown hair. You may tend to go in for a closer shave by going against the direction of the hair growth but that irritates the hair follicle and causes a lot of problems like folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis or bumps. Always shave in the direction of the hair growth and not opposite it.
Go for a hot-towel treatment
Use a hot towel on your skin after shaving. It helps to open the pores which will create a more even surface when carving your neckline.
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Moisturise the facial hair
Use a good moisturiser after shaving your beard to minimise the redness and irritation. You can also use a mild after-shave lotion that moisturises.
Oil your beard
Once shaved and moisturised, invest in a beard oil. These kind of products act as a moisturising and conditioning agent which not only helps stimulate growth but also leaves your beard feeling softer and looking shinier.
Find a gentle face wash
Growing beard from newly shaved skin can feel sharp and itchy which makes it essential to use a face wash that will help you get rid of old skin cells. Invest in a gentle cleansing or foaming face wash. Use it at least twice - morning and evening.
Comb it through
While regular trimming is good but it’s not the only way to maintain it.
You should consider investing in a beard comb as it really can make the difference between a course, rough beard, and one that that’s nicely groomed. Combing every day will not only tame stubborn hair but also ensure they grow in the right direction and lessen the possibility of the becoming ingrown.
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Don't skip the sunscreen
Use sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out in the sun as it prevents pigmentation, tanning and ageing.
Get an added boost
Use a Vitamin C or a probiotic cream in the daytime to protect your skin from pollution.
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