What Is A Beard Care Routine?
A beard care routine for men is a set of steps that you should follow to keep your beard clean and healthy. The several benefits of a beard care routine beyond keeping your beard looking stylish and attractive are;
It leaves your beard looking fuller, softer, and healthier
Prevents against excess grease or oil, which will help you avoid acne or other skin issues
Helps your beard smell better and look tidier
Helps reduce beard itch and beardruff (beard dandruff)
Helps tame your beard, thus enabling healthier growth
By taking care of your beard correctly, you're also reducing the amount of time that you need to spend on grooming each morning. You’ll have more room to relax instead of rushing around before work.
What Is A Post-Shave Routine?
After a close shave, it is important to follow a post-shave routine to help prevent irritation and skin problems such as dryness. Shaving exposes the skin the following;
Razor cuts, that allow bacteria to enter which can lead to infections.
Skin can be left red, irritated, and in need of soothing products.
A close shave can lead to dry skin. It is important to moisturise and hydrate the skin to prevent any further skin irritation or redness.
By following a post-shave routine, you can help prevent infections, irritation, and dryness.
Beard & Shave Routine Essentials
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Beard & Shave Accessories
Beard and shave accessories help keep your bearded or shaven faces looking their best. These items primarily include razors, brushes, and trimmers. Use them on their own or together to create a customised beard care routine.
There are many benefits to using beard and shave accessories. They can help you achieve a clean, well-groomed appearance, which can help boost your confidence. Additionally, they can help you avoid potential irritation and razor burn. When used with a quality beard oil or balm, beard accessories can help keep your beard healthy and hydrated.
Beard oils, beard serums, and beard balms are different types of grooming products used to take care of a man's beard.
- Beard oils are the most common, and they moisturise and condition the beard.
- Beard serums are more concentrated versions of beard oils, and they help improve the appearance and health of the beard.
- Beard balms are often used to soften and protect the beard.
The many benefits of using beard care products include;
- Keeping your beard clean
- Reducing skin irritation
- Providing a layer of protection against the environmental elements.
- Additionally, beard care products can help you achieve various looks, from a neatly trimmed, evenly-textured beard to a full, bushy beard.
Pre-shave oils, serums, or tonics are applied to the skin before shaving to soften the beard, protect the skin from razor burn, and reduce the risk of razor bumps. Some extra benefits include preventing irritation and inflammation alongside enhancing your skin's smoothness and tone.
Shaving gels, creams and foams are products used to help shave your beard.
While shaving gels do not produce foam, they are easily applied and do not need water.
Creams tend to be thicker, allowing ingredients to deeply penetrate the hair follicles moisturising your skin while preventing clogged hair follicles.
Foams are less viscous than shaving gels, providing an instant airy lather that is easy to wash off.
They all help provide similar benefits;
- Enable a close and comfortable shave
- Reduce irritation and razor burn
- Leave your skin feeling soft and smooth
- Reduce the time it takes to shave
Post-shave and aftershave products help men feel better after shaving. These products can help soothe irritation, reduce inflammation, and protect the skin from further damage. As we mentioned in our detailed exploration of aftershave, these products may also contain ingredients that help to promote hair growth by restoring moisture and balance to the skin.
Beard Care Tips
1. Comb or Brush Your Beard
If you have a beard that is at least three inches long, you should regularly comb and brush it because it removes built-up debris and oils, thereby keeping your beard looking healthy. With shorter beards, brushing once a week is fine because it is less likely to accumulate bacteria and debris.
2. Trim and Contour Your Beard
Trimming can keep your beard looking its best. Otherwise, your beard can grow into a tangled mess and look less groomed.
3. Wash Your Beard Regularly
Washing your beard keeps it hygienic and healthy. Otherwise, bacteria tends to build up, leading to skin irritation and beard growth problems.
4. Use Beard Oils & Balms
Beard balms provide a long-lasting moisturisation for your beard to help keep it healthy and free from bacteria.