Ladies, have you ever reached in to embrace a man with facial hairs and it felt like Brillo was scratching your face and neck? Worst, it smelled!
For all the bearded dudes out there with the goatee, the mustache & beard combo, and the 5 o’clock shadow, we women dig the scruff, but proper grooming is a must. Without the proper TLC, your facial hair can quickly go from sexy to, well, kind of nasty. Check out these easy ways to keep it fresh and clean, and you can be sure your better half will never get grossed out by the hair on your face.
1. Wash your face
Basic hygiene goes a long, lonnng way. Your pores produce sebum, which accumulates in your beard, creating a smelly odor and irritating the skin underneath. If you’re sporting little more than stubble, face wash is a perfectly fine way to cleanse both your skin and facial hair. But if your beard or mustache is on the longer side, you’ll need a daily round of shampoo and conditioner. Suds up and condition while you’re in the shower; this two-step process will ensure your facial hair is both clean and hydrated. And no, you can’t skip conditioner; It seals in moisture and allows your beard to hang smoothly with a defined shape, instead of looking dry and messy. Post shower, apply to face and comb or brush through your facial hair with Body By R.A.N B-Face & Beard, 100% natural moisturizer made with Avocado Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe, Vitamin E, Rose Water and a hint of Vanilla …but please don’t use the same comb you use for your head. Keep a dedicated beard comb on hand so that you’re not depositing all kinds of residue from your scalp onto your face.
2oz Body By R.A.N B-Face & Beard $10, https://www.rocanatural.com/natural-moisturizers. Pro Tip: Apply throughout after patting your beard dry to achieve a well-groomed look.
2. Scrub regularly
Little particles of dead skin lodged in your beard? No thanks. To keep these flakes at bay, exfoliate regularly. Choose a product that contains nonchemical exfoliants—like acids or enzymes—that can get past the thick hair and reach the skin to dissolve dead skin cells.
3. Butter up
Body By R.A.N B-Face & Beard do double duty, both softening the hair and leaving behind a subtle scent. This natural moisturizer and beard conditioner was made with consideration of the skin underneath the hair which nourishes the hair and skin. Essential oils also smell nice, but aren’t so fragranced that you’ll get sick of having an overpowering scent under your nose all day, he adds.
1oz Body By R.A.N B-Face & Beard $6, https://www.rocanatural.com/natural-moisturizers. Pro Tip: Apply throughout after patting your beard dry to achieve a well-groomed look.
4. Look in the mirror
It may sound silly, but a magnifying mirror is an inexpensive way to keep your facial hair in check. As your mustache and beard start to grow out, you may not notice if your nose hair is growing like crazy, or the beard is unruly on the sides,. A magnifying mirror makes it easy to see all those little grooming details that can start to get lost…but that other people are definitely seeing when they look at your face.
5. See a pro
Sometimes you just have to leave it up to the experts. Just like a haircut, facial hair is going to look a little weird as it starts to grow out. An expert can help you shape it and show you what tools and products to use, so it looks good no matter what stage it’s in.
Pro Tip: Walk in ADG Barbershop, 206 Bay Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10301 and tell them Roc-A-Natural sent you.
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