It is normal that, in these times of pandemic, we have neglected our personal image a little. Let’s be honest, many of us have had to stay on the case and have been able to put aside a little personal care. As if that were not enough, establishments such as hairdressers or barbershops are closed, so our beards have suffered the consequences of this situation.
But don’t worry, here we are going to show you step by step how to take care of your beard yourself. And without leaving the house. Follow these simple tips and get an attractive and well cared for beard.
What will you need?
There are some tools that will help you to have that beard you want so much:
– Beard comb
– Beard brush
– Scissors and shaver
– Moisturizing Lotion
– Facial Soap
– Soap, oil and beard wax
Step by step to take care of your beard
Moisturizing the bearded skin
Whether you decide to have a beard or not, skin health is always very important. Moisturized skin will decrease irritation when your beard starts to grow. It will also help hair to grow back stronger.
Use astringent soaps to clean the skin on your face and then moisturize it with tonics or moisturizing lotions.
Now that you have decided to grow a beard, try to choose a style that you like and that favors the shape of your face. For this you can consult a trusted barber.
Keep your beard clean
Dirt is the first enemy of your beard. Remember that food residues, sweat drops and dust particles will be lodged in your beard and can contribute to making your facial hair sick. When your facial hair starts to grow, you will need to wash your beard every day. Use a special beard soap. You can get this soap at a drugstore or a specialty barber shop.
Use it to untangle your beard with a comb while you wash it. Once your beard is completely clean, dry it well. Beards can retain a lot of moisture and this could be harmful to the health of your hair.
Moisturize your beard
Use some oil to hydrate your beard. Be careful not to exceed the amount of oil, as it could give your beard a dirty look. The amount you apply will depend largely on the size of your beard and your skin type. Adjust the amount you apply depending on your needs.
Trimming the beard
Go give your beard the shape you’ve chosen. Help yourself to haircutting scissors. This will not only improve the look of your beard, but will also help the hair grow faster.
You can use your razor to get rid of any hair that is growing out of place. Use it especially for the cheekbone area, neck and mustache.
Remember that after shaving your skin will probably be irritated, so you will need to keep your moisturizing aftershave handy. Be sure to choose one that smells good.
Combing your beard
It’s very important that you comb your beard every day. Use a comb or beard brush. When you comb your beard, you won’t just untangle it. You will also be able to evenly distribute the hair on your face. This way, you won’t notice if there is any part of your face that doesn’t grow as much hair, for example.
Use the wax to fix your beard in the shape you have given it when combing it.
If you decide to have a beard, you must take into account that taking care of it is a daily task. You should establish a procedure in which you wash, hydrate and comb your beard every day. Also, you will have to acquire at least the basic products needed to take care of a beard.
Don’t forget that, even if you are taking good care of your beard, you will have to visit a professional barber from time to time to get any guidance you may need.
Let us know if these tips have helped you and what your experience is with growing a beard.