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How to keep your beard in tip top condition

Dr Roger Henderson
Reviewed by Roger HendersonReviewed on 29.04.2024 | 2 minutes read

Whether you've spent months growing your beard, or are just starting your beard journey – here at Healthwords we believe in looking after your health AND your facial hair. In this article we'll discuss our best beard maintenance tips, and how to care for that wonderful tuft of hair.

Avoid touching your beard

As luscious as your beard may be, try to avoid touching or stroking your beard. This is because it can transfer dirt, oil, or germs from your hands to your face or around your face. This can cause your face to be more oily or can block pores leading to spots developing. It also will help you stay more healthy as you are less likely to transfer germs from your hands towards your mouth.

Skincare is key

The key to a healthy beard starts with looking after your skin and a good skincare routine. This means washing your face daily with a cleanser and whilst your skin is still damp remembering to moisturise not just your beard but your skin too. We recommend using a face moisturiser on the majority of your face and then a beard oil or cream for your beard and the skin underneath – although you can use one for both if you need. If you have acne or develop spots easily, moisturising is still for you. Just make sure you get a moisturiser that is non-comedogenic which means it will not block your pores and cause a breakout.

It's time consuming, but be sure to exfoliate

If you struggle with ingrowing hairs, make sure you are exfoliating your face once or twice a week. This can reduce the chance of developing ingrown hairs and is particularly key if you are at the stubble phase or shaving regularly. More than twice a week can risk irritating or damaging your skin so it is not recommended.

Invest in a beard comb

After washing and applying beard oil or moisturiser, comb your beard to help distribute it evenly and get rid of any tangles or knots. It can also help to prevent ingrowing hairs and help you style your beard for your desired look.

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Dr Roger Henderson
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