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Beard Acne and Other Grooming Tips For Men

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What can muck up a killer beard? Lively pimples lurking underneath. Yikes. The technical term is beard acne (same as regular acne, but under your beard), And not only does it suck, but it can be irritable, painful, and all around a major turn off for coworkers, family and dates alike.The good news is that there are simple ways to prevent and treat your beard acne. With a few adjustments to your regular skin care regimen, and yes, you can use a skin regimen, you can have clear skin under a clean beard. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when taking your beard and skin care seriously.

Tip No 1: Wash Your Beard Regularly

It goes without saying that your beard should be washed regularly to clear up acne. Hairy areas, even professionally groomed ones, are susceptible to bacteria and breakouts.That’s why a good heavy-duty cleanser is your best bet to keep your skin clean for your face. So grab a cleanser to remove those surface impurities and start your days fresh.
Now, for your beard specifically, we suggest using shampoo, specifically one infused with tea tree oil as the ingredient is best known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that fight acne causing bacteria.

Tip No 2: Exfoliate Your Skin

It may seem extra, but combining exfoliation and cleansing can reduce beard-related acne. An exfoliate-based cleanser that deeply cleans, minimizes pores, and reduces breakouts is a great defense against inflammation and irritation.

Tip No 3: Perfect Your Shaving Technique

That’s right, the way you shave can actually help in ruining your skin. So the next time you take a razor up to your beard, consider these tips before-hand:
  1. Shower Before You Shave
  2. Use A Single Blade
  3. Use Non-Lathering Shave Cream
  4. Keep Your Skin hydrated post shave
Remember, there’s nothing worse than a ruined beard, but nothing better than great skin. And if you want to try some of the brands feautred here, snag the Limited Edition Men's Collection Bag before that $250 value (yours for $69) goes away. 

And, of course, take care of your beard.

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