While growing a beard is a satisfying and enjoyable experience, getting uncomfortable and unattractive beard rash is not.
You know it’s pretty common, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying.
If not treated properly, over time it gets significantly worse and painful.
Maintaining good hygiene can stop the irritation, but that won’t do much.
The good news, beard burn is really easy to fix.
Just follow these 3 simple steps to learn how to banish beard rash for good and prevent it in the future.
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Giving Your Beard a Break
Once you suspect that you have a beard rash, stop shaving or switch to an electric stubble trimmer. The electric trimmer is gentle on the surface of the skin, causing less trauma and irritation.
If you have stopped shaving until the irritation clears up, consider applying tree oil or aftershave products made with tree oil to treat the surface of your skin.
After giving the skin a chance to heal, consider shaving again only after you shower so the skin is moist and less susceptible to irritation.
Keeping Your Skin Moist
If your skin is not moist enough while shaving, small white pustules can begin to form where the rash is present.
To help relieve this condition, soak a clean cloth in warm saltwater and apply to your face for fifteen minutes.
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Be certain in the future to try and keep your skin as moist as possible to deter the rash from returning.
Dry skin is more likely to encounter beard rash, moist skin will help encourage cell turnover and promote a healthy-looking skin surface.
To help reduce the bread rash and itching that follows, try using a skin lotion that contains hyaluronic acid.
Maintaining a Cleaner Face
To help reduce or eliminate the beard rash from occurring in the first place, be sure to wash your face thoroughly each day.
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Using a mild antibacterial soap will heal the skin if you are suffering from facial hair rash, and help to promote a more healthy skin condition that will keep the condition from recurring.
Depending on the severity of your rash, never rub the skin surface when you are washing your face or you can irritate the rash and complicate the situation.
Always pat dry the surface of your skin with a clean towel and make certain that you always use a new towel each time to both wash and then dry the face.
This will help maintain a cleaner face and reduce the rash from spreading.
Curing Your Painful Beard Rash
To reduce the inflammation that accompanies facial hair rash, apply hydrocortisone ointment to the skin surface up to four times each day.
Any skin lotion that contains aloe will not only help to ease the pain, it will also promote faster healing.
Now Foods Tea Tree Oil is also very effective at reducing any discomfort, treating infections, and helping to heal the area faster.
If you are experiencing high levels of discomfort during the day, apply a warm compress to the area as needed to help keep the skin moist and eliminate that pain.
The warm compress will help to drain and open those clogged follicles which are causing the red and swollen bumps.
The best thing you can do when you experience a rash is to step back and stop whatever you may have been doing up to this point.
Keeping the skin moist and allowing it to heal thoroughly will go a long way in relieving discomfort and allowing the rash to subside.
I had a rash because of using some cheap beard oil. Never again going for cheap oils…. And to get rid of a rash, in apothecary they recommended me defence soap. It helped me so I am recommending it further…
I have found recently that if I let my beard/stubble grow for a week or so (I often think that shaving is overrated!) that I start to get red patches on/around my chin. I always had a goatee for years and never had this, though for the past few years I would notice it and have tried to keep my face shaved more to help prevent this occurrence which I have also been researching could be due to a variety of things including my diet and yeast/bacteria on the face.
I’ve been having quiet the itch on the lower part of my neck like right below my stubbed beard or so to speak. Trying to figure out whats going on?
Did you try to talk with your doctor?
@Henry Ahh, fuckin’-A, man. I got a rash, man.
@Dave Gardner, if it’s not white spots and crusty red patches stfu. Try sleeping with your face off the pillow and the back of your head on it…and I bet you’re still using the same razor as when you posted your original comment. Stop doing that.
@Isaiah L Henderson I hear you load and clear, even with the quiet itch. Sit up straight and lift your chin a little. Stay like that forever, or until the hair grows in long enough to stop bothering you.
I have a burning painful rash that started under my beard and grew to my chest becoming a mix of heat rash as well I can’t avoid my work environment and I’m sad to say I no longer have a beard the pain was unbearable I can’t sleep as a result I’m glad to have found article it helped a lot
….also use clean razors, throw away the disposable razors and clean your electric after every use. I never had this problem when I was younger, sometimes I do shower every other day since I’m not doing the dirty work and now partly retired. It’s from dirty sinks, razors and not keeping the face clean, the only thing you can do is SHAVE it OFF. Shaving off the hair also gives your skin some air, some guys sweat or have oily skin…etc, if you have the red rash like I get from time to time and know how irritable it can be and trying every type of med soap and it won’t go away…shave it off!!! It’s the only way to get rid of it.