Beard Rash (or Beard Burn), And How to Treat It Painlessly?

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.

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.

Giving Your Beard a Break

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.

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion


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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Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar 100% Organic


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.

Curing Your Painful Beard Rash

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.

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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