Grow a Healthy, Well-Groomed Beard in 3 Simple Steps
According to recent research by the University of Queensland, “beards are judged as more attractive than clean-shaven faces for long-term relationships.” This may be why you see more men sporting beards from local colleges, to Hollywood to the workplace, and beyond. But, a well-groomed, attractive beard takes a little effort. Otherwise, you can get the dreaded “beardruff.” You know what I’m talking about… those white flakes that appear on your beard just like dandruff. So, what’s a guy to do?
3 Steps to Fight Beardruff
When it comes to having a healthy, well-groomed beard, there are a few steps to follow.
1. Wash with hypoallergenic products.
While you may wash your beard regularly, you may not consider the cleaning agents you use. Many soaps with popular fragrances for men have harsh chemicals or allergens that can dry out or inflame your skin and actually create more beardruff.
Use a fragrance-free medicated skin cleanser for your beard that contains pyrithione zinc. This will fight seborrhea, the most common cause of beardruff. My Foaming Zinc Cleanser contains a robust 2% pyrithione zinc (the strongest level allowed). It foams beautifully, lathering onto the skin where beardruff starts. It is also an excellent scalp shampoo.
When you finish washing your beard, it’s time to condition. Use a good, natural beard oil on the skin under your beard and on the actual beard hair. This will hydrate your skin and enhance your facial hair. More important, a good, natural beard oil will fight inflammation and allergic reactions that can play havoc with your skin.
I created my Omega Enriched Facial Oil as the ultimate beard oil. It fights beardruff by combining organic sea buckthorn, borage and cypress oil in a 'skin identical' oil; your beard readily soaks up this conditioning oil creating a soft and luxurious beard. Enjoy the subtle woodland scent of the cypress oil along with a handsome beard free from beardruff.
3. Use sunscreen.
The skin under your beard is vulnerable to the sun. And without protection, you are at risk for sunburn, itchy, dry skin, unnecessary wrinkles, and even skin cancer. If you have a beard, you may avoid sunscreen because it just creates a huge mess… unless you use a thin-based and invisible zinc oxide sunscreen that works especially well on hair-bearing skin. My Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen is a men's favorite. It works well into hairy skin, whether that's your beard, scalp, arms, legs etc.
Did you know that UV rays also cause dryness and yellow discoloration on hair?
Maintain a natural color and soft texture to your beard and protect your skin with this invisible and easy to use sunscreen.
Say Goodbye to Beardruff!By taking the time to wash, condition and apply sunscreen to the skin under your beard and your actual beard hair, you can avoid beardruff, and enjoy a healthy, well-groomed beard.