5 Beard Grooming Mistakes To Avoid: 2nd Edition
Just like cooking the finest dish needs choosing the right ingredients, the right temperature, and the right timing, a fine beard also requires the right combination of grooming practices. One thing goes wrong and your look goes for a toss for at least a week. If you’re lucky on that front you may affect the health of your beard and your skin.
So, here’s a quick breakdown of what you should avoid in order to save yourself from common beard grooming slip-ups.
Topics Covered In This Blog
Sharing your tools with your friends
Using the same tool both UP and DOWN
Screwing up your neckline
Not training your beard
Fighting itch the wrong way
3 Most Frequently Asked Questions
#1 - Sharing Your Tools With Your Friends
While this seems like a convenient way to help your friends out, sharing your tools with your friends can increase the chances of spreading bacteria and skin-related infections.
You, Your friend, and I have an ecosystem of germs on our skin, and swapping our tools means swapping the bacteria too. This exchange leads to skin issues, irritations, and infections.
Sharing razors has its share of risks. It increases the odds of cross-contamination with blood, and in extreme cases, this can lead to the transmission of bloodborne diseases. Cut yourself some slack, avoid these by keeping your grooming tools to yourself.
So, the next time a friend asks to borrow your trimmer or razor, you have the privilege to shower them with some words of wisdom and ask them to get their own tools.
# 2 - Using the Same Tool Both UP and DOWN
For hygienic reasons and safety reasons, it's best to use a different tool for each area. The hair on your face and the hair on your pubes are different in terms of textures and growth patterns. They require specific grooming tools and different techniques to achieve the best results in the most pain-free way without any discomfort or complications.
# 3 - Screwing Up Your Neckline
Neckline shaping is like a cherry on the top when it comes to beard grooming. If done right, it enhances the overall sharpness of your appearance. So here is the trick for you. Locate the right spot for marking the linings by imagining a line two fingers above your Adam's apple.
Shave or trim just below this line, and follow along the natural curve of your neck in a straight line. Do this every 3rd day or whenever you see hair growth around your neck to maintain a well-groomed and sharp appearance. It takes time to shape the neckline, so be patient and do not rush the process.
#4 - NO Effort To TRAIN Your Beard
Training your beard enhances your skin's ability to absorb the product. Beard training minimises the frizz, knots, and tangles, making your beard more manageable and comfortable to groom with time.
Beard training enhances your facial features and overall symmetry. It prevents that awkward overgrowth, keeps your beard within desired boundaries, and gives you control over its shape and overall appearance. When you look closely, it's more about aesthetics and maintaining a well-groomed beard that complements your overall appearance.
# 5 - Fighting Itch The Wrong Way
The biggest reason for itching around your beard is over-scratching, this damages your skin and hair follicles, eventually leading to more itching. Another possible reason why there’s a constant itch on your facial hair is the use of harsh, alcohol-based products. Any alcohol-based product will strip off the natural oils from your skin, which adds to more dryness and hence more itch.
To fight the dryness and itch, use a good quality Beard Oil. Not only does it nourish the hair, but it prevents the skin from becoming flaky and irritated. Add a soft-beard bristle brush or comb to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation.
Fight the itch in 3 steps, and in no time you will notice a healthy and itch-free beard that looks good and feels good.
Clean your beard with a beard cleanser
Scrub, clean, and detangle your beard with brushes and combs
Finish with beard oils and balms.
THAT’S A WRAP
Grooming is easy if done with a method. When it comes to grooming, we tend to do too much or too little, and neither of them is right. In the world of beard grooming, the path to a well-maintained and healthy beard is paved with the knowledge of common mistakes to steer clear of. Whether it's sharing grooming tools, using the wrong techniques, or neglecting the basic methods can lead to discomfort and not very optimal results. All in all, avoid these grooming blunders and rest assured, your beard will look exactly the way you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does beard oil increase the chances of acne and pores clogging?
A. Beard Oils are lightweight, non-greasy, and quick absorbing, thus, there is far less chance of breakouts or clogged pores. But if you're starting out and not sure about how your skin would react to it, start with a small amount of oil in your beard and gradually increase the amount as required by your skin.
Q. How do I know which hairstyle would suit me the best?
A. Factors like jawline, chin, and overall face structure play a role in this decision. Read our blog here to find out what Beard Style will work for you as per your face shape.
Q. Do beards increase the temperature of your skin?
A. To your surprise, beards have a cooling effect on your skin. A beard has more benefits than just making you look super sharp, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays and skin rashes.