New to sporting a beard? Been experiencing beard and sensitive skin problems already? Then wait till the summer starts. Summer is the worst!
As everyone knows, too much sun is not a good thing. But if one thinks it’s only because it causes sunburn, then he knows little. Heat can cause dehydration and damage the skin. It can cause wrinkles, dryness, even breakouts. Bearded men get something extra — itchiness and pain on the skin due to the beard.
That’s not healthy and it isn’t attractive at all.
What to Do – Beard and Skin Care Tips for the Summer
A bearded guy experiencing these? Don’t despair. Aside from drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated and keeping the hair from growing brittle and breaking, there are more ways to counter the effects of summer.
Protect the protector. Hair protects the skin, but what protects the hair? Take care of the beard using a leave-in sunscreen spray so that it won’t become dry and develop a dull color.
Do cleansing. Good hygiene always works. The beard can cause inflammation and itchiness while the skin can become hot and damp during summer. To counter these, clean the beard. Remove any dirt, grime or debris. Scrub every morning with a specialized cleanser.
Moisturize the beard. Just like the crowning glory, a goatee needs conditioning and moisturizing, especially during warm weather. Massage it every night with a beard conditioner to keep it soft and shiny. Moisturize along the beard line. After washing the face in the morning, use beard oil. That should take care of the tangles and frizz.
Go from beard oil to citrus. Beard oil maybe one of a bearded guy’s must-haves. That’s good. But since it’s summer, one needs more freshening up. Therefore, a citrus alternative/product would be a great help against a prickly, flaky beard.
Exfoliate. Exfoliation rids of the dead skin cells. It brightens the skin and softens the beard. Exfoliate the face, chest and shoulders one to three times a week.
Trim! One to two inches long should be enough to allow the skin to “breathe”. Trimming will allow more airflow and actually make it easier to clean both the beard and the skin under it.
Shave. Maybe trimming won’t be enough. For a lighter style, buy an adjustable beard trimmer with multiple settings (set the guard to 1 to 2). Work on the neck first, from Adam’s apple to jawline. Raise the setting (3 to 4) when going up to the dimple of the chin. Never shave from cheeks to top beard line.
Keep the beard “in line”. Growing a stubble may still look nice in summer. Use a razor and a shave oil/gel that doesn’t foam. Shave to create a line where the facial hair begins.
Keep a handy spray bottle. Always bring it especially outside the home. Spray on the beard once in a while to keep cool.
Stick with the beard balm. Warm weather or not, don’t forget to use beard balm.
Keep skin and beard healthy throughout the summer. Just make sure to keep the beard areas fresh and hydrated. Stay out of the sun, cleanse and moisturize.
It doesn’t even matter if it’s summer. Always look fresh, stay cool, and show that beard some love.