Beard Grooming Tips for Men with Sensitive Skin

Beard Grooming Tips for Men with Sensitive Skin
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Written by Angela Norman

Shaving, trimming, and styling your beard can sometimes be an unwelcome experience. If your beard feels dry and your skin is itchy or irritated, you may not want to do a lot of styling. Sensitive skin around your beard is not uncommon, but you might avoid doing much grooming when you suffer from it.

However, if you are dealing with sensitive skin, have no fear. You can incorporate some simple techniques and tips at home to treat your skin and ensure you can trim and style your beard without worry.

Assess the Cause

Before you start working to treat the problem, you should assess the situation with your skin. Does it feel itchy, dry and flaky? Do you have redness or bumps? Your skin may also be very oily. 

Whatever the case, it’s necessary to understand what you’re dealing with so you can find the proper products to help fix it. So take some time to look at your skin and discuss it with your doctor or a dermatologist to assess and diagnose your sensitive skin problem.

Shave Sparingly

Another thing that you can do when dealing with sensitive skin is to change how often you shave. Avoid using the razor for a few days in between your regular schedule. 

It can let your skin calm down and allow moisturizing products or oils to work their way in and take effect. You can also grow your beard a little longer to style it in a new way, and it will work with your new shaving routine. 

Moisturize and Hydrate

You must moisturize and hydrate your skin and beard, especially if your sensitive skin is dehydrated, flaky, or itchy. Try using a sensitive moisturizer to help restore balance or a natural beard oil to give your strands along with your skin much-needed saturation.

Look for sensitive-specific lotions and balms to add to your grooming routine. You may have to experiment with a few before you find one that works best for your skin. If you tend to have oily skin, look for a product that helps deprave the excess moisture. 

Cleansing Your Beard

Even though you may worry about it becoming more dry, you need to wash and cleanse your beard. Your skin is the foundation of your hair growth, so you need to take care of it and rid your face of things that can be irritating, like dead skin cells, dirt, and built-up oils. 

Beard Grooming Tips for Men with Sensitive Skin
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Look for cleansers that are free of a lot of fragrance or ingredients that may irritate your face. A sensitive-skin product is likely best. When shaving, use a shave gel geared specifically toward sensitivity and follow up with a moisturizer at the end of your skincare routine.

Beard Maintenance

When you are dealing with sensitivity, look for a high-quality beard comb or brush. You don’t want to pull or tug at the hair, and if you cutting or trimming with scissors, you want to be able to brush or comb with ease using gentle strokes.

Shaving and Trimming

If you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t shave or trim your beard when it’s dry. Since hydration is important, consider doing your grooming when you’re in the shower. Using products made for sensitive skin helps ensure to lock in needed moisture and keep your razor or trimmer from pulling on your hair, which can cause irritation.

When you trim your beard, go slowly. You don’t want to create nicks or cuts on your skin. Shaving is a delicate process, so be sure your razor isn’t dull or that you’re using lots of soap or products with harsh ingredients. Choose a razor when shaving that’s made for sensitive skin, and look for disposable razors to keep it sharp every time.

Prevent razor burns with sensitive-skin products that go on after shaving and trimming to help keep the red bumps away. Another tip to reduce irritation is shaving in the direction that the hair grows out so you’re not going against it, which can cause soreness and tenderness.

Take Care of Your Beard

Having sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can’t grow a beard; you just have to take some precautions to ensure you provide for the skin. Products with alcohol will likely dry out your skin more, so stay away from these if you deal with a dry or itchy beard. 

On the other hand, products with alcohol will work wonders if you deal with very oily or greasy skin and beard hair. Take your time and provide your beard with a bit of extra care to ensure that you don’t irritate your skin, and keep sensitive-focused products on hand to provide ideal balance.

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