It goes without saying how important it is to maintain good hygiene habits. Habits that must be present in every aspect of our body, teeth, intimate area, feet, hair and what brings us together today, the beard. Believe it or not, the beard is not very prone to infections, so as a man, we should take good care of it. Let’s keep in mind that the beard is present on our face, so its neglect directly affects your attractiveness or beauty. That is why today we are going to share some advice and tips to take care of the beard and avoid infections.
And since I’ve discussed infections, let’s talk about ingrown hairs, the number one enemy of beards. This is a condition that many men have gone through or are suffering from, and its causes are varied. The ingrown hairs produce certain pimples or pimples that usually cause irritation and itching, especially when we just shave. This obviously affects us in many ways, not only because of the pain, but because of the aesthetic part. Such an infection looks quite unpleasant and grotesque, so it should be avoided at all costs.
Knowing that, we invite you to stay until the end, because I will not only tell you what causes the beautiful ingrown hairs, but I will also provide some tips to prevent and solve it. On the other hand, I also want to invite you to read the following entry: How to grow a mustache.
Main causes of beard infections.
I will start by explaining what are the main causes or origins of beard infections (or ingrown hairs). So that from the moment you read them, you stop committing it:
Dry shave your beard.
Whether it’s in a hurry, because we ran out of shaving foam, or because we simply think we’re barbaric. Dry shaving is fatal to the health of our beard. Not only because by doing so our skin becomes much more sensitive (because it is more susceptible and hurts more by direct contact with the blade) but it even becomes dangerous if we make a bad cut.
The most obvious recommendation and solution for these cases is always to shave with shaving foam, and first wash our faces with some hot water (not boiling, for obvious reasons). In fact, if you can shave after taking a shower, the better, since your skin will be clean and free of impurities.
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Do not sterilize the razor blade.
This point must be viewed from two perspectives. The first is that if you are one of those who shaves with disposable blades, keep in mind that the maximum use that can be given to these razors is only once. We know that for wanting to save a few euros we end up using the same disposable razor twice, when doing this is extremely detrimental to the health of our chin. Well, these types of razors after the first pass usually accumulate some bacteria, more if they are stored later. Therefore, the solution to this is to be aware and only use disposable razors 1 time.
The second perspective is if you are a razor user. We know how practical they are to get the job done. However, I ask you a question… Do you sterilize the blades before and after each shave? If the answer is no, then there you have the problem. The blades of these machines are removable, so you must remove it and sterilize it with hot water and alcohol before and after use. In this way you guarantee that it is always clean and does not acquire any undesirable bacteria. Since if this happens last, when we shave that can generate an infection.
What to do if you already have a beard infection?
Up to this point we have only commented on how an infection in the beard can be prevented, however we have not explained what to do if the damage is already done. If this is your case, take note of the following…
To relieve the pain caused by irritation, it is advisable to spread some moisturizing cream with aloe Vera on your chin. Or if you prefer, spread aloe Vera directly on the infected area. For the latter, if you have the plant in your house just cut a piece of it and then extracts that transparent sap from its interior. That is what you are going to spread on your skin.
The other thing you should do is go to a dermatologist and request a skin cleaning. In order to remove the bacteria that is already lodged under the pores of your skin. Also within this process, the dermatologist may recommend other procedures depending on the severity of the infection.