One of the most asked questions by bearded people from Burnt Whiskey experts is: “how to solve the problem of dandruff in the beard?”
To answer, it is good to understand first what dandruff is and what are the main causes of it appearing on our faces. Then it’s easy to take care of the beard in the right way so that you don’t have this problem anymore.
WHAT IS DANDRUFF ON THE BEARD?
There are two very common types of “dandruff” that appear on beards.
Most of the time dandruff in a beard is just the skin on your face that is very dry and starting to flake off.
This usually happens when we use conventional hair shampoos or certain types of soap that remove the skin’s natural moisture and leave it drier.
Another thing that can also give this impression of dandruff is the dead cells that accumulate while we change the skin.
And another type is when you have a thing called seborrheic dermatitis.
It arises when there is a greater accumulation of sebum, whether due to stress, hormonal problems, or even drinking too much.
This causes inflammation of the skin or scalp. You notice redness, itching, and your skin sheds white or yellowish scales with an oilier appearance.
In these cases, it is better to consult a dermatologist right away. A professional will better understand the cause of dermatitis and offer the most effective and safest treatment.
In general, if you only see those little white dots coming off your beard, you don’t have that bothersome inflammation on your face, it’s easy to solve.
HOW TO AVOID DANDRUFF
- The first thing is the correct cleaning of the face. Do not use hair shampoo, for example, to wash your beard or anti-dandruff shampoo on your face! You could end up making the situation worse.
Is that normal hair shampoos are regulated for the scalp. When you use these products on your facial skin, it ends up drying out your skin even more, which can cause flaking, and then the appearance of dandruff.
Always use good shaving products. A good shaving shampoo doesn’t have all the chemistry that you normally find in hair shampoos and, mainly, it doesn’t have some surfactants that detract from the skin’s natural hydration.
- Never leave your beard wet, especially when sleeping. A wet beard can accumulate fungus and bacteria, increasing the chance of infection.
Dry it well. If it’s a warmer, drier climate, you can use a towel yourself, but if you prefer, you can use a hairdryer. Only goes in cold temperature. No hot wind in the beard.
- Two or three times a week, scrub your face with a good facial scrub. Remember the accumulation of dead cells that is one of the causes of dandruff?
So, with the exfoliate you clean this layer of cells and even unclog the pores to avoid any inflammation due to ingrown hairs.
If you already have a big beard, do it like this: use the scrub normally all over the face, and in the region of the beard you put a little bit on your fingertips and massage it very close to the root.
Don’t do as you normally do with shaving shampoo. Remember that the exfoliate is for the skin, not for the hair.
- And finally, moisturize your skin and hair with Beard Balm. And if your beard is big, like a lumberjack beard, you can also use Beard Oil.
Using a little oil every day, the skin under the beard will also be well hydrated and will not flake off.
That’s it. With the right care, your beard will grow without dandruff and look much healthier.