Yes, bearded people can have, in general, a little more oily skin. But before you decide to pluck your beard, I recommend you read until the end, because this problem has a solution.
First of all, it is important to demystify why growing a beard can increase the oiliness on your face. It’s not even a seven-headed beast. Come on?
Understanding about oil and wires
The hair that grows on the body, in all its glory and volume, whether on the scalp or on the face, helps to stimulate a fundamental process between skin and hair: the sebaceous glands that produce fat. That is, the greater the growth of a thread on your face, the greater the production of oil , as the hair depends on this oil to receive nutrition and hydration . This goes for full beards as well as those who are starting to become a bearded man.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your beard with a balanced and healthy oil production. To better understand how to achieve this result, we also need to talk about the skin.
If you already have oily skin
In this case, oily skin can be an additional factor in the development of oiliness when you grow a beard. It is important to take special care of your face, which includes exfoliation and hygiene . Also, don’t forget to moisturize. Otherwise, the famous rebound effect will happen and your face will get more and more oily.
To grow a beard away from the worries of oiliness, follow the care routine you already have for your face and implement a new one for your beard hairs. Don’t use your face soap on your beard because it will go bad. Give preference to using a specific beard shampoo, which in addition to being compatible with the PH of the skin of the face, has the right ingredients to remove excess oil and not dry the skin or wires.
Also, whenever you wash your beard, prefer cold or not so hot water.
If you became oily after growing a beard
In this case, the answer lies in the lack of a hygiene, cleaning and nutrition routine for the skin and beard. In the case of skin, you need specific products for your skin type, be it oily, dry, normal or combination.
For the beard, the secret lies in constant care. Specific products for the region, with formulas that will really help you maintain the health of the skin and wires.
In both cases, to avoid oiliness, you need to
Always keep the hygiene of the face and beard up to date, removing the impurities accumulated throughout the day, whether due to physical activities, exposure to dust and smoke, meals that can dirty the beard, etc. Also, it’s worth exfoliating every now and then.
Exfoliation will help remove dead skin, renew pore health and prevent dandruff, without hurting your skin. Always use specific products. Beware of resorting to homemade recipes that can make your face worse.
It is also essential that you keep your beard accessories clean at all times. You can learn all about it, here.
How do I moisturize my beard if I have oily skin?
If you want to keep your beard hydrated with a product but are afraid that beard oil can make your beard more oily, don’t worry because the use of beard oil, in small amounts, ends up helping to balance the oiliness of the skin. Face, since your skin will notice the hydrated wires and you will not have to work so hard to produce oil (which usually ends up not being able to reach the ends of the wires naturally and accumulates at the base, that is, on the skin). Alternatively, if you find the texture of the beard oil too “greasy” for you (after all, a good beard oil is 100% oil), then you might prefer to use something like a face and beard serum, which helps control oiliness. While staying hydrated.
In addition to oil and serum, you also have a balm as an alternative, which has an intermediate texture between oil and serum and helps to align the strands. But attention: you don’t have to go out using ALL 3 products at once! You can see what works best for you, your skin type, your daily routine preferences and even texture. However, something that certainly cannot be missing from your arsenal is the beard shampoo, as we mentioned above.