Some men come to think that enduring an itchy beard is just the cost of looking cool. Certainly, beard itch often comes with the gloriousness of growing a beard, especially for men with particular hair or skin types.

If you’re one of the men who experience uncomfortable beard itch, the good news is there are steps you can take to minimize or rid yourself of it. Take a look at some of the reasons your beard may be itching — and, more importantly, what you can do about it.

Common Culprits of Itchy Beards

Some of the reasons your beard may be itchy include:

  • Dry skin. Your dry skin might be genetic. It might be a reaction to the soaps and shampoos you’re using or possibly to your medication. Dry, cold air makes your skin dry (no surprise there). You may also have eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), which means a trip to the dermatologist may be in order.
  • Razor bumps. If you’re shaving part of your beard, hair can curve back around and cause these irritations, which are common for those with curly hair. Ingrown hairs cause the same sort of condition.
  • Growing out your beard. Have you recently started growing your beard? That itchiness comes as the sharp edges left from shaving scratch the follicle as the hair grows.

How to Help Your Itchy Beard

Want to get rid of that itchiness? Of course you do! Here are some tips to make your beard feel as good as it looks.

Keep It Clean

Wash your beard with warm water every day. Finding the right soap or shampoo is vital since many hair products can aggravate dry or sensitive skin. Choose beard shampoo that’s formulated for your type of hair. Don’t spend too much time in the shower, and avoid ultra-hot water on your beard to keep your chin skin happy. And don’t forget to moisturize!

Keep It Groomed

Using beard oil or conditioner keeps both the hair and the skin moisturized, helping you to avoid beard itch. Look for products containing tea tree oil, aloe vera, or jojoba oil to pamper your beard. Massage that beard oil in well, and then brush your beard to help spread the oil throughout all the hair.

When it’s time for the best beard trim money can buy, a routine haircut, or a little pampering, head to I’m Sergio Men’s Hair in Conshohocken, Philly, or Media, PA for the exceptional care your beard deserves. Contact us to schedule your next appointment!