When we first decide to grow a beard to call our own, we have little to no knowledge on many of the struggles that are often ahead of us. Thankfully there are numerous things we can do to fix many of these beard related issues that we might face. Today, I wanted to talk beard pimples, what might be the cause of them and how to eliminate them once and for all...
So, firstly what causes these pimples to form in the first place? It can be a number of things. If you've had a sudden outburst it could be something as simple as allergic reaction from the products you are using within your beard, from washes to oils, anything has the potential to cause pimples and rashes to form. Another common cause is not cleaning your beard and face thoroughly enough to help keep such areas clean. On the flipside if you don't wash out any wash and conditioner that you might be using well enough your skin can react to the product, often in abnormal rashes and blotching spots.
If you were prone to spots and pimples before you grew out your face fluff, the chances are you will still suffer from them even with growing a beard, although they are treatable and by following a few simple pointers you can clear these up fairly quickly. We often mistake ingrown hairs as the start of acne, then in doing so mistreat these areas without realising we are doing so. But how do we help clear away pimples and spots that hide away in our beards? Here's our handy little guide to everything you'll need to follow to help eliminate them once and for all.
USE BEARD WASH AND KEEP THINGS CLEAN!
Rather than using your everyday shampoos and conditioners, makes sure you only use washes that are created for the use of beards. In doing so you'll not blast your skin with harsh, damaging chemicals which could cause skin breakouts and bad spots.
EXFOLIATING YOUR FACE TO KEEP INGROWING HAIRS AT BAY!
Don't just rinse you beard when you are in the shower. Take a little extra time to lather up your furry chops and enjoy the fresh deep clean feeling of exfoliating away any hidden beardy nasties in the process. You'll feel as fresh as a daisy in doing so.
MOISTURISING IS YOUR FRIEND!
If you are using a good quality beard balm and/or oil (much like our TBS range!)you'll not only be giving your marvelous beard all that it needs, but you'll also be providing your skin with the moisture and hydration it requires to stay rich, subtle and healthy.
COMBING THAT FURRY FACE MIGHT ALSO HELP!
Choosing to comb/brush through your bushy beard each day will help stop any bacteria from building up in ones beard, which if left undisturbed could impact and cause some rather unsightly spots and rashes. We recommend you comb through your beard a small handful of times each day, as and when it is required.
So, there you have it! A few simple points of advice to help keep spots and pimples at bay. As always let us have your thoughts comments and feedback in the comments section you'll find provided below.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...