Growing a beard is extremely rewarding and often challenging, especially if this is the first time you’ve grown your beard out. One issue many men face is dry skin under their beards, so they are left wondering how to get rid of dry skin under their beards. Today, The Gentleman’s Playbook wanted to give you some solutions help you get that dry skin under your beard back into good condition.
The basics of figuring out how to get rid of dry skin under your beard are:
- Stop Washing Your Beard
- Stop Using Beard Oils (if you already are using them)
- Start Using Beard Oils (if you are NOT already using them)
- Start Using Beard Balm (if you are not already using it)
- Improve/Fix Your Diet
- Visit a Dermatologist
Try each of these one at a time until you find the one that works. If none of these work, then you can start doing multiple at the same time.
If even that fails to help, we recommend you seek a local dermatologist to get professional help to alleviate any skin conditions you may have. The same applies to if you have sores under your beard.
Stop Washing Your Beard
One of the causes of dry skin under your beard can be over-washing.
Your beard naturally produces oils that keep it and the skin underneath hydrated. Washing your beard daily strips these oils and can often cause the skin under your beard to dry out.
So, if you’ve been washing your beard daily (even if you are using a natural beard wash), take a break for a month or two. You should still rinse your beard when you shower, but don’t soap and scrub it.
Just like the hair on your head, over-washing your beard hair can cause damage to it.
Stop Using Beard Oils
If you’re not washing your beard too often and you’re using beard oil, but you still have dry skin under your beard, you may want to try and cease using beard oils for a while.
Beard oils are generally a good idea for growth, but sometimes people’s body chemistry just doesn’t react well to beard oil.
To make sure this isn’t the case, stop using beard oil for one to two months and see what happens and if the dry skin under your beard starts hydrating.
You may find that your body naturally produces everything it needs to make a healthy, luxurious beard!
Start Using Beard Oils
I know we just said to stop using beard oils if the skin under your beard is dry…but if you are NOT ALREADY USING BEARD OIL and your beard is dry, give some good beard oils a go.
Beard oils help supplement the natural oils your skin and beard produce, leaving your skin moisturized and your beard soft.
Many beard oils can also help with beard growth by stimulating capillaries under the skin while also moisturizing your skin with carrier oils.
Start Using Beard Balm
Beard balm is similar to beard oil, but meant as a more long term conditioner.
You can use it on its own, or in tandem with your beard oil routine. Typically, I’ll apply beard balm about 30 minutes after I apply my beard oil. It helps with long term hydration for both the skin and beard and helps with beard shape control.
Beard balm is often made of beeswax or very dense oils. By using a balm, you help moisturize and hydrate the skin under your beard.
Fix Your F*cking Diet
It wouldn’t be a great and helpful article if we didn’t tell you to fix your fucking diet.
All tough love aside, making sure you have a healthy, balanced diet helps ensure the dry skin under your beard isn’t caused by a vitamin deficiency or other health problems that come as an effect of a poor diet.
Often, the root cause of most issues people experience with their bodies (such as acne, weak nails or hair, skin problems, etc.) is an incorrect diet.
So, get your diet fixed if it’s bad and come back and let us know if the skin under your beard is still dry. Even if it is, you can thank us for you being healthier! 😉
Visit a Dermatologist
Unfortunately, not all problems can be fixed with routine changes or even diet fixes.
Sometimes, things like having dry skin under your beard are the result of a skin issue or other health issue.
If none of the above work, you may need to find out how to get rid of dry skin under your beard with a licensed and professional dermatologist.
A dermatologist specializes in skin, so they’ll be able to help you learn why the skin under your beard is dry if nothing else has worked.
You can often get a free consultation from a local dermatologist, so make sure to shop around and hunt down any opportunities for a free consult. This could tell you the issue without costing you anything.
Got Rid of Dry Skin Under Beard?
If you’ve successfully gotten rid of dry skin under your beard, let us know! We love to hear success stories.
Please also let us know of any other methods you’ve learned that help with getting rid of dry skin under the beard, so that we can continuously update this article with new and helpful information!