Dry Skin Under Beard

Dry Skin Under Beard

Just a guess, but you probably didn’t grow your face whiskers to start a collection of dead skin for everyone to see. If you have beard dandruff — skin flaking off and getting stuck in your beard — you should take control right away.But first, why are you getting beard dandruff? The jury is still out on the exact cause of dandruff, but it is believed that a mix of cold weather, stress, and a yeast called Pityrosporum ovale, which lives on the skin of humans, causes the skin to flake off. “The beard area is a common location for seborrheic dermatitis because the hair shields the yeast from ultraviolet light, which normally would slow its growth,” says Dr. Terrence Keaney, director of W for Men at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, the nation’s first men-only dermatology clinic. MORE: 8 Beard-Growing Rules for Newbies Yeast living on your face? In your beard? It makes for an unkempt look, to say the least. Of course, there is one drastic solution. “Shaving can improve the condition,” Keaney tells Men’s Journal. But just as most of us wouldn’t shave the hair off our head to zap dandruff because we can treat it with a dandruff-fighting shampoo, we probably wouldn’t shave our beard. “If shaving is not an option, the use of an over-the-counter or prescription anti-dandruff shampoo is effective,” he says. That means your run-of-the-mill Head & Shoulders and Selsun Blue Medicated shampoos should do the trick. “To treat beard dandruff, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil before applying the medicated shampoo; leave it on the skin for at least five minutes to allow penetration, and then wash it off,” Keaney says.From there, you can go about your regular beard routine, which should include at least a beard oil to keep the follicles hydrated. And if you’re really looking to pamper your bristles during the cold, moisture-sapping months, consider adding a deep conditioner into the mix.Mister Beardwash has just released a deep conditioner made specifically for beards. It includes cotton, green tea, oat, and willow bark extracts, an amalgam designed specifically to calm the itchiness that stems from (and can exacerbate) the problem of beard dandruff. Or, really, you can just shave, but then your chin will get cold.
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Dry Skin Under Beard

Flaky and Dry Skin under BeardMen grooming their beards are akin to women keeping their long manes healthy. It is all about the maintenance. Shape and texture are important. While the overall appearance of the beard is the point culminant, it is actually what is underneath that matters most.Improper care of facial hair actually leads to dry skin under beard. Beard dandruff occurs when the natural oils of the skin dry up, causing flaking. It may also result in itchiness and irritation. Cold weather can also be a cause for flaky beard area. Skin hydration is a major issue at this time.Another probable cause of dry facial skin on this area is the use of hair grooming products to the beard. These shampoos contain chemicals and waxes that clog the pores. This results in scaling of the skin, causing unsightly flakes. Use of body soap to cleanse the beard also causes dryness. After all, beards are still hair, and soaps may irritate the skin and even harden the hair itself.Stress, according to doctors, may also lead to drying of skin, resulting to formation of crusts and flakes. Lack of sleep and unbalanced diet also lead to poor skin. The use of strong facial product, cleanser or astringent, also plays havoc to the sensitive areas of the face.
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Dry Skin Under Beard

Preventing Beard DandruffAvoiding unappealing dandruffs in the beard may be done in a jiffy. There are several easy ways.Constant washing of beard twice a day is a must, one in the morning and one at night. Clean whiskers are always better than dirty ones. Use cool water since hot H2O robs the skin of its natural oils. Exfoliating often also removes dead skin cells and avoids clog pores.After washing, one may apply oil to hydrate the beard area. Jojoba and safflower oils are tried and tested go-to solutions by men. Adding of tea-tree oil may also be a nice touch due to its anti-bacterial agents. This can be done once or twice a week. Massaging oil gently may help avoiding dry skin under beard.Splurging for a good shampoo and moisturizer specially designed for the beard is an obvious solution. There are many available brands in the market. If these are not on-hand, shampoos high in vitamins B and E may work. Dandruff shampoos are replete with these; hence, one may also use them for beard care. Creams that contain eucalyptus may also help the hair to grow quickly and maintain the moisture of the skin at the same time. Moisturized skin creates a better environment for the hair to grow properly and avoid ingrown hairs.If there is a need to shave the beard, one has to take extra care to avoid nicks and cuts. These may get irritated, adding to the problems in flaking.
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Dry Skin Under Beard

Men grooming their beards are akin to women keeping their long manes healthy. It is all about the maintenance. Shape and texture are important. While the overall appearance of the beard is the point culminant, it is actually what is underneath that matters most.Improper care of facial hair actually leads to dry skin under beard. Beard dandruff occurs when the natural oils of the skin dry up, causing flaking. It may also result in itchiness and irritation. Cold weather can also be a cause for flaky beard area. Skin hydration is a major issue at this time.Another probable cause of dry facial skin on this area is the use of hair grooming products to the beard. These shampoos contain chemicals and waxes that clog the pores. This results in scaling of the skin, causing unsightly flakes. Use of body soap to cleanse the beard also causes dryness. After all, beards are still hair, and soaps may irritate the skin and even harden the hair itself.Stress, according to doctors, may also lead to drying of skin, resulting to formation of crusts and flakes. Lack of sleep and unbalanced diet also lead to poor skin. The use of strong facial product, cleanser or astringent, also plays havoc to the sensitive areas of the face.
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Dry Skin Under Beard

Apply a beard oil. A good oil can keep your beard soft, shiny and smooth. But it can also treat and prevent beard dandruff. This is especially true if you live in a dry or cold climate. Applying a beard oil after shampooing with a medicated product and deep conditioner can help relieve and cure beard dandruff. Look for beard oils that contain grapeseed, jojoba, argan or coconut oil. If you have itchiness, acne, or sensitive skin, read labels for products such as rosemary, hempseed, or safflower oil. Rub a pea-sized amount of oil into your beard and moustache. Incorporate beard oil as a part of your regular skincare regimen to keep your skin and beard soft and moisturized.
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Moisturize your skin—and beard. Part of keeping your skin healthy and flake-free is moisturizing it every day. This can keep the skin around and under your beard from getting dry and flaky as well as maintaining its luscious appearance. Use a general moisturizer all over your face and a beard oil for your beard and underlying skin. Choose a skin-type specific moisturizer to use all over your face. You can easily find products for oily, combination, dry, and normal skin types. If you are unsure of your skin type, ask a doctor or other skincare professional. Get a beard oil with moisturizing ingredients like tea tree oil or argan oil. Rub the product thoroughly through your beard and on the underlying skin.
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Hello everybody. I am a 28 year old male who suffers from beard rash and I also have bald spots on my beard, near my nose. After going to a dermatologist, she prescribed ketoconazole and said  to try washing my beard with dandruff shampoo. I am allergic to head and shoulders, so that doesn’t help. Also, she only gave me two of those pills. Which had to be taken with a coke, and then I needed to sweat. When I was a few years younger, I was blessed to be able to grow a long, thick beard. It was a good time in my life. Thankfully my beard still grows fast after I shave close to the skin and get that smooth skin feeling. After trying alcohol, an all natural dandruff shampoo, and apple cider vinegar, nothing helps. There is a cream called Terrasil, which claims to helps with skin conditions. But I have yet to try it. Next option is baby shampoo and epson salt. Also there is an all natural scalp cleanser and the main ingredient is apple cider vinegar. Works amazing on my scalp, but not my beard, not yet at least. To me, home remedies are much more reliable than prescription medicines or creams. All I want, is to have my healthy, light brown, thick and full beard grow like it use to! No more bald spots, and no more beard rash! If somebody has some more ideas about how to help this skin condition, please respond back to this post. Thank you!!