Odishatv Bureau

In the recent trend of growing a full beard, there are lots of problems that a man faces. So it is better to get to know how to avoid these common problems so you can maintain your look.

1. Itchy beards
A beard may itch when you just start growing it. That's a normal thing and nothing to worry about. Itchy beards can also be caused by dryness, ingrown hair, or poor hygiene. In order to avoid unnecessary irritation and scratching, using a beard wash rather than a generic face wash or soap is recommended as the latter tends to strip the skin of its natural oils.

2. Dry skin
If the skin under your beard suffers from dryness, moisturize it daily with beard oil. It is also important not to take too many hot showers, which can strip your skin of its natural moisture and oils and cause it to become dry.

3. Ingrown hair
Exfoliating (or removing the dead skin cells with a gentle scrub) your skin before shaving is the best way to avoid ingrown hair. The ingrown hairs crop up when new hair grows back at an angle, going back into the skin. By exfoliating the skin, dead skin cells are removed which prevents the hair from breaking through. You should also use shaving foam or gel to ensure adequate lubrication so that the hair becomes softer and can be shaved easily. Keep your razor blades sharp, so that your beard hair won't be pulled.

4. Beard acne
Having a pimple is annoying, but having one on your beard is a disaster. Generally, beard acne results from poor beard hygiene. Your beard is filled with dirt and dead skin cells. Dirt and debris combined with oils in your face's sebaceous glands create a breeding ground for bacteria, clogging up pores. Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your beard regularly is the best way to prevent such an occurrence, so there's no room for error.

So note these suggestions to avoid the problems which come with a full-grown beard.