Beard dandruff is an issue that not everyone speaks about, yet a lot of us deal with it. If you've noticed your skin being increasingly dry, itchy, and flaky lately, you're not alone, and we're here to help.
We've covered this topic in a previous article, and want to revisit it now that the colder months are upon us.
As said in that article, there are legitimate medical reasons that you may be experiencing irritation, and you should consult a medical professional if these remedies don't work.
The colder months of the year can provide a major issue, as our skin tends to dry up and increase irritation and flaking. Therefore we need to increase supplemental moisturization during this time.
Our biggest tip: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
If you haven't done so already, add a moisturizer to your morning routine. This will keep your skin healthy throughout the day. Without it your skin can produce too much oil, which can clog pores and cause acne.
Also, be sure to use an SPF, even on cloudy days. UV rays are still harmful even when there's clouds in the sky.
If you have longer facial hair, ensure your skin is getting the help it needs by adding a beard oil/conditioner to your daily routine. This will keep the skin soft and healthy underneath while helping the hair do the same.
Secondary tip: Exfoliate
You shouldn't do this every day, but scrubbing your skin one or two times a week helps remove the dead skin and promote new growth.
If you have longer facial hair, be sure to the skin and base of the hair with either your fingers or a brush a couple times a week to achieve the same results.
For those that shave frequently, using a shaving brush helps exfoliate the skin as well. Just be sure to take proper post-shave care.