HOW TO STOP BEARD ITCH
Every bearded man will tell you one of the worst things in life is the beard itch. From the moment the beard is born, it will become the most annoying thing in your life. You won’t be able to focus during the day, sleep at night, or even touch your beard without triggering the itch.
Why Does My Beard Itch?
Here at Johnny Slicks, we understand not only the feeling of beard itch but the science underneath it all. There are plenty of reasons why you may have an itchy beard. Here are a few:
Every beard hair has a follicle, and with each follicle comes sebaceous glands. These glands naturally create an oil called sebum and will produce it to moisturize the skin and keep the beard well hydrated. Problematically, the glands do not grow when your hair grows longer – meaning the sebum production can’t keep up with the rate of the hair growth.
Without enough sebum to keep your skin moisturized and your hair soft, you end up with dry skin underneath a now-coarse beard that perpetually irritates that poor, dry skin. So with every poke, shift, and breeze, you now feel that irresistible need to scratch.
Dehydrated skin can also lead to an itchy beard, and many factors can contribute to dry skin. First, dry climates and changing temperatures can subject your skin to potential dryness; skin can have a hard time adjusting to changing climates. Certain diseases and skin conditions can also result in dry skin. How your skin reacts to these factors can be influenced by your genetics, so some people will experience drier skin than others.
An ingrown hair is what happens when trimmed hair gets curled and grows back into its follicle instead of outward. This can make your beard itch as the follicles become inflamed.
A full beard can hide acne, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Acne is a manifestation of clogged pores. This can create friction and dryness in the skin cells, which results in a beard itch.
Grooming a beard requires taking proper care of it. Facial skin can only do so much on its own to maintain hydration when beard hairs grow; facial cleansers and beard oils can help. Insufficient use of these products, however, can leave your beard dehydrated, dry, and itchy.
Too much of any good thing can become a bad thing. Excessive grooming of your face and beard, using soaps and other products, can strip your skin’s natural oils. Without these oils, the skin can’t moisturize itself properly and coincidentally dries out. As discussed above, dry skin means an itchy beard.
How to Stop the Beard Itch
Apply Beard Oil
Johnny Slicks Organic Beard Oil acts as a sebum supplement in order to pick up the slack from the sebaceous glands. With just a small amount of beard oil evenly rubbed into your beard, your skin will feel refreshed, your mane will be softened, and you won’t be itching at your beard all day long.
Refresh Your Skin
If you have sensitive skin, shaving can be a stressful experience. Perhaps that is part of the reason why you’re growing a beard. Using beard oil will nourish the skin underneath your beard to keep it healthy and hydrated, even when hidden.
Soften Your Beard
Beard conditioners and beard oils can keep your beard feeling soft and touchable. Use beard oil sparingly because using too much can produce a greasy look. Take care of your hair and the skin beneath it. As you do, you will notice softer and healthier hair.
Eliminate Your Itch
Moisturizing your beard restores the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. Moisturizer traps water in your skin, making efficient use of the hydration your skin needs. Improving dry skin will reduce your beard itch.
Johnny Slicks beard oil not only stops the itchy beard, but it helps promote hair growth, prevents hair loss, and treats dandruff and dry skin.
Style with Oil-Based Pomade
Pomade is another great option to stop the beard itch. While typically thought of as a top-of-the-head hair product, pomade can be used on your facial hair as well. So if you’ve got a significantly long beard that may need a little bit of styling as well, an oil-based pomade may be a great choice.
Much like our beard oil, the oils found in our pomade mimic what the sebum naturally does for your skin and hair. By rubbing a small amount of pomade between your palms and then spreading it evenly throughout your beard, it will help moisturize the skin, prevent beardruff (beard dandruff), and soften the hair to cure that awful itchy beard.