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Most of us are staying home now and our hair is surely setting its own rules. Men have the additional challenge of facial hair and we are noticing a definite resurgence of the beard and DIY haircuts!
Women are usually pretty savvy when it comes to self-care through beauty and wellness routines, but the men in our lives might need a little help.
If your guy is complaining “The last time I cut my own hair I was 5yrs old and it didn't turn out so well…and my new beard itches!!”, this blog is for you AND him. ☺
1. Pamper your Beard
Beard itchiness is common and is caused by a number of factors, including dryness, skin irritation, and bacteria.
Lubricate your skin before shaving by applying warm water followed by shaving cream, lotion, or gel. Also, use a clean, sharp razor and shave in the direction that the hair grows for a closer shave and to prevent razor burns, bumps, and irritation.
Your skin naturally produces oils that act as a defense barrier for environmental attackers like ultra-violet sun rays. Strong soaps and detergents can strip away these oils and dry out your skin. When buying soaps, make sure to choose mild cleansers. Reserve anti-bacterial formulations for the kitchen and bathroom.
It is vital to restore the micro-biomes of your skin that may have been upset during the shaving process. Use a gentle cleanser, followed by a nourishing, healing moisturizer like the Bluelene Daily Moisturizer. Your moisturizer should deliver active ingredients that stimulate collagen production and lock in hydration for smoother, softer skin.
2. Treat your Skin Gently
Male skin is 25% thicker than female skin and naturally has more collagen. This extra shield doesn't mean men should ignore skincare! Shaving, using harsh products, and sun exposure, will take a toll on even the toughest skin.
Long, hot showers are calming and relaxing, but taking too much time showering can actually remove those natural oils from your skin. Try limiting your bath time and use warm water rather than hot.
Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel after washing or bathing instead of rubbing it vigorously. This will help retain the needed moisture on your skin.
Next to the sun, smoking is one of the major causes of skin damage. It narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin, depletes your skin of oxygen and nutrients, and damages collagen and elastin. This can make your skin look paler, older, and wrinkly.
If you need a lightweight moisturizer, we recommend our Bluelene Daily Moisturizer. It is packed with ingredients that nourish your skin, including patented Methylene Blue, an antioxidant that stimulates skin cells to produce collagen and elastin and preserves skin cell health. Bluelene smooths your skin, softens wrinkles, and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
Help the men in your life enjoy a little self-care during these stressful times. Remember: nothing pairs better with your stay-at-home haircut than glowing, healthy skin!
If you’re looking for an essential skincare product that you can add to your skincare regimen, then take a look at our online store. We provide an innovative line of Methylene Blue skincare products. Get in touch with us to place your order today. We look forward to hearing from you!