5 Skincare Tips For Bearded Men
A nurtured mane can portray many wonderful things about a man, and in most cases, his barber as well. The art of beard and moustache grooming is experiencing its own renaissance in the 21st century, where the old values of manhood are slowly making their way back into the hearts, minds and souls of modern men one strand of nurtured hair at a time.
Skincare and haircare go hand in hand in creating a perfect symbiosis of style, texture, quality and timeless appeal, so if you’re sporting a manly beard and moustache set all year-round, you also want to make sure your complexion is radiant and nurtured as well.
Fret not, it’s not as difficult as it may seem, here are the five essential skincare tips for all you bearded brethren.
This one should go without saying, but clean skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin is happy skin. There are two crucial steps that will ensure your complexion is nothing less of radiant at all times: regular washing, and regular combing.
Stuff constantly gets into your beard and your moustache, and you can’t possibly wash your facial hair after every single meal and still maintain your sanity. So your prudent solution is to wash per your regular schedule and use sturdy beard combs to brush away any dirt and debris without messing up the shape. Remember, a clean mane makes the skin healthy too.
Exfoliate for smoothness
You’re a man, you sweat a lot, you’re somewhat untidy when compared to your significant other, and it’s about time all of that changed. But do remain a man, just a better groomed one. If you want to banish blackheads and nasty skin irregularities that form from sweat and dirt, you need to exfoliate.
That’s right, underneath the beard as well. Shaving can open up your pores and leave them susceptible to dirt accumulation, so not only do you need a quality shaving set to avoid cuts and bruises, but you also need a strong exfoliating gel to wash the dead skin cells away along with all kinds of other nasties.
Moisturise for elasticity
All that scrubbing, washing, and deep product rubbing can really take a toll on your skin, making it dry and rigid over time. Nope, you, sir, want your skin to glow and perfectly complement your facial features and movement.
In order to nurture the elasticity of your skin, you need to moisturise regularly. However, if you have persistent skin irregularities, you should book an appointment at your skin care clinic in order to have the situation checked out and dealt with professionally. Never ignore persistent skin problems.
The times of dubious skincare products are long gone, and fortunately, the world is slowly moving towards a green, all-natural future. This means that you should ditch the generic skin and beard care brands with synthetic ingredients and invest in quality grooming products that will promote the health of your skin and allow you to easily maintain the health of your facial hair as well. Remember, organic is not just a word, it’s a way of life.
Trim and shape
Lastly, you don’t necessarily have to keep it short, but you do want your facial hair to look tidy and well-kept, boasting an appealing shape that complements your facial features. Naturally, as you can’t make time for your barber every single day, you need to take matters into your own hands and be the creator of your own daily style.
Not only do you need to practice your trimming technique but you also need a professional beard and moustache scissor to ensure your trim is flawless and your shape ready to dazzle and possibly kill everyone that comes in contact with your devilish persona. Sporting facial hair is a statement to the world, and you want yours to echo in your footsteps wherever you go.
Skincare and beard care are two complementary habits, arts, and skills best entrusted to a professional, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t nurture your complexion and a dazzling mane all by yourself on a daily basis. Be sure to follow these essential tips and you will have no problems completing your daring outward appearance with a skin tone to die for!
Peter is a men’s health and grooming writer at The Beard Mag from UK. Beside writing he worked as a men’s grooming consultant for many fashion events. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.