Beardruff is dandruff in your beard. It’s a pesky problem that a lot of men face. Last week, we dived into some of the most common root causes of beard dandruff. This week, we’ll discuss a few things you can do to make beadruff be gone. 

Fungi and seborrheic dermatitis are unlikely to clear on their own, but there are a few overarching beard, skincare, and health habits that can fix some of the non-medical causes of beard dandruff. 

Have a Balanced Routine

Skin needs a perfect balance. It can’t be dry as the desert. It can’t be soaking wet, and it won’t react well to being constantly shellacked with oil either. 

Wash your beard at a frequency that works for your skin and lifestyle. If your skin is oily, you may need to wash it more often. If your skin is dry, you may need to wash your beard less often. Other lifestyle factors, like sweating often or living in a very dry or very humid environment, may alter how often your wash your beard.

Find the Right Soap

Be sure that your beard soap is not drying out your skin or flaring up an allergy. Our Big Beard Soap has a blend of ingredients that moisturize the skin, promote moisture retention, and thoroughly cleanse the beard. 

Pay Attention to Allergies

Contact dermatitis, in other words being allergic to something you put in contact with your skin, can also cause beardruff. Redness and itchiness associated with dandruff may be a sign of inflammation, which could point to allergies rather than skin issues. Anyone can be allergic to anything. It may not always be a chemical. You can also be allergic to essential oils and natural ingredients. Some people are even allergic to certain types of fabrics. 

Don’t Mistake Oil for Moisture

Both your skin and hair need hydration. The simplest source of hydration is water, and there are moisturizers, often products that include water as a primary ingredient, that help to retain moisture longer than water could stay. Oil provides nutrients, and it seals in moisture. Oil is not a moisturizer, and oil does not provide hydration. If you use oil on a dry beard, you are sealing in dryness and preventing moisture from coming in. This will lead to painfully dry skin that is prone to flakes. 

Develop Healthy Habits

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is an important member of the immune system. Often, skin problems and immune problems go hand in hand. While skin problems, like beard dandruff, do have other root causes, some skin problems are reflections of greater systemic issues. If you’re not a healthy person overall, your skin may be the first organ to reveal the problem. Get enough sleep. Drink enough water. Eat a balanced diet. If you know you have a food sensitivity, stay away from that food. Food that doesn’t sit well with your body may not make you violently ill or send you into anaphylactic shock, but it may still be terrible for your body.

By Smoky Mountain Beards Co.


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