An itchy beard is a source of frustration for many men, and for some, it might even provide a reason to stop growing the beard altogether. In most cases it’s possible to get red rid of the itchy feeling with a few changes to your beard maintaining routine, though.
Washing the beard
Keep your beard and especially the skin underneath it clean. We recommend washing the beard with warm water daily but using beard soap only for a few times a week. Maintaining the beard’s cleanliness is one of the fastest ways to alleviate the itchy feeling. When it comes to beard soap, we recommend a product made from natural ingredients because most synthetic beard soaps tend to make the beard too dry. This, in turn, makes the beard itch.
Exfoliating the skin
The more your beard grows, the less your pores get to breathe. It also means that the pores tend to get clogged more easily if the skin’s purity isn’t maintained. The more impurities there are, the more ingrown hairs one gets. These, in turn, can lead to inflammations and pain. We recommend that you begin using a beard brush already when the beard is at a stubble phase. This helps exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities, and it’s easy to do while showering, for instance.
Moisturizing the skin
After the beard’s been exfoliated and washed, it’s time to moisturize both the beard and the skin. Spread oil or cream of your choosing to both the beard and the skin underneath. As most synthetic products don’t get absorbed into the beard, we again recommend opting for natural products.
Other tips for alleviating itchiness.
When beginning to grow your beard, it’s good to let it just be for a while, no matter how much you’d like to trim it here and there. This helps avoid unnecessarily irritating the skin. If the itchiness and inflammation get really bad, immediately stop using all products and ask to be treated by a dermatologist.
What is an ingrown hair?
A strand of hair needs space to grow out from underneath the skin. If the skin has been mistreated, some impurities may find their way into the pores of the skin. This might lead to the hair being unable to penetrate the skin, causing it to bend and start growing underneath the skin instead. If you see a red, painful pimple on your skin, it’s most likely an ingrown hair.