One of the reasons that can keep any bearded man from sleeping is a dry beard. It is usually accompanied by dandruff, itching, scaling, and other discomforts. The wires lose their shine and become dull and lifeless. However, reversing the picture is not complicated at all.
In this blog, you will find an explanation of what causes the problem and the essential tips to be applied in the treatment (or prevention) of dry beards. All recommendations are simple by Burnt Whiskey experts and can be part of your routine from now on. Enjoy reading and spent in the health of your beard!
Why does the beard dry out?
A dry beard is the result of the action of one or more factors. First of all, it is necessary for you to understand that the strands and the skin located below them are hydrated by a natural oil. It is produced by the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. However, the body can produce only a limited amount of this “moisturizer” daily.
So when the bearded guy does something that eliminates some of the natural oil or increases its consumption, the skin and facial hair dry out as a result.
Here are some examples of what can make your beard dry.
Use of non-specialized products
Washing your beard with a shampoo made up of caustic soda, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, and other strong detergents is a serious mistake. Always use products made especially for beards
Likewise, anti-acne products (and some others used on skin blemishes) favor dryness. The tip is to talk a lot with the dermatologist so that together you can find an alternative treatment that does not eliminate the natural oil.
Washing your beard excessively is also not recommended. Experts point to the frequency of four times a week as ideal. This is because, in addition to impurities, washing removes some of the substances responsible for hydration. Care is very important because dryness also causes, in addition to the damage to appearance, skin aging
In the case of the more experienced, who already sports a long and showy beard, extra caution is necessary. That’s because with more wires, the greater the need for the natural oil to nourish them. However, the glands cannot handle all the demand. Then, specific oils will be able to solve the problem.
In short, the use of products with aggressive agents that are not suitable for the beard, lack of care, and washing too often are the main reasons for dry skin and hair.
How to treat dry beard?
Treating a dry beard is not complicated the main change is recognizing the need for new behaviors and starting to practice them.
Wash and dry your beard properly
Pay attention to the temperature of the water when showering and washing your beard it contributes to dryness when it’s too hot. The ideal is to leave the shower/tap on cold or warm mode, even on winter days. Remember that the exclusive washing of facial hair should happen at the maximum frequency of four times a week, OK?
Another prime recommendation is to spend on beard shampoos not using the same body soap on your face and no hair products. The region needs care, essential vitamins, and special hydration obtained only through specific items. In addition, the product is responsible for revitalizing the wires, eliminating dandruff, and reducing itching.
The drying process also cannot be done randomly. Because it is thicker than hair, beards retain moisture for longer periods. The consequence is that the skin is damaged by staying in contact with water for a long time. Spend time drying the strands, even running the hairdryer over them. Use your fingers to help the warm air reach the entire region.
Invest in facial exfoliation
When the skin located below the beard becomes dry, it means that you keep a lot of dead cells in the area. Even if you wash it properly and hydrate it, it’s still not enough to remove all the impurities. While they remain, they contribute to the formation of dandruff and all the discomfort that accompanies the problem.
In this case, the solution is to bet on facial exfoliation at least twice a week. The exfoliating cleanser paste was specially developed for the skin under the beard and can bring noticeable results right after the first use. A wooden comb or a beard brush with natural bristles is also recommended for removing dead cells, detangling hair, and preventing ingrown hairs.
Take care of food and health
As obvious as it may seem, drinking plenty of water is very important in combating a dry beard. Apart from liquid intake, you can invest in a balanced diet, with many nutrients and vitamins.
Prioritize foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins A, C, and E. They contribute directly to the treatment of the problem and can be found in fruits, leafy greens, fish, legumes, red meat, and dairy products. At the same time, avoid fatty or high-sugar snacks.
Skin and facial hair care also require attention to testosterone levels. After all, her high level makes the appearance of the beard healthier, presenting thick and showy strands. To increase the amount of the hormone, regular physical activity is recommended. It goes from bodybuilding to the sport you like the most. If you want to take it easy, yoga also helps in this regard.