Beard Care During Monsoon
The monsoon has finally arrived and so has the 'look good, feel-good’ attitude. While most of us are busy putting on raincoats, ponchos and galoshes to beat the rain, we often forget to put on our best face and groom during the monsoon.
The hot summers are gone and now it's time for a break. Keeping our skin well hydrated during the monsoon season is very much important. During rains, in humid weather, our skin tends to produce more oil, which again leads to greasiness.
During monsoon, it is normal to experience a variation in the texture and colour of your beard. Some hair grooming tips will help you maintain a clean and healthy beard throughout this season.
How to take care of Beard during Monsoon?
Beards have always been a matter of pride. No one can define your personality more than your facial hair.
Monsoon is here and we can all see a drastic change in our beard. Moisture in the air during the monsoon affects our skin, hair and also our overall health. Many of us have unanswered queries regarding beard care during monsoon. So, here are a few tips on how to take care of your beard during the monsoon.
When it comes to shaving or trimming the beard, it's important to maintain its health during the monsoon. We have listed down a few tips that will keep your facial hair healthy during the rainy season:
Come rain come shine, it is important to wash your face twice a day with a good face wash because the beard can attract dirt if you don't wash it properly. Use a gentle shampoo meant for your beard hair and not the ones meant for your scalp.
It is advisable to trim your facial hair once in 15-20 days if you can. This will remove all the dirt and grime from the facial hair.
Beard might invariably get wet during the rainy season, so you need to keep a towel handy that can be used to wipe your beard from time to time. Try to keep your beard dry as much as possible.
Gently brush your beard to get rid of major chunks of dirt and grime. This will also detangle messy beard hair. Use a soft but dense hair brush to comb your beard.
Use essential oils to prevent acne and itching. Beard oils will help in proper beard growth and ensure that your beard stays hydrated throughout the day.
Avoid eating packaged and processed food as they can lead to thinning of beard hair. Instead, opt for a balanced diet that can provide vital nutrients for better beard health.
Avoid washing your beard with too hot or cold water as it can make your beard dry. A dry beard leads to acne and other facial infections, so we recommend using lukewarm water to wash your beard. This will help in getting rid of skin irritants as well.
- Avoid rubbing your beard vigorously with a towel after washing because the friction between the towel and your face can remove the protective barrier of fatty acids, lipids and proteins that protect the skin from pollutants. Always pat dry your beard and face.
Beard Mask for frizzy Beard Hair During Monsoon
Honey and lemon beard hair mask can be applied during monsoon to get rid of the dry and frizzy beard. Honey promotes beard growth and helps in softening the beard as well. Lemon prevents pigmentation and acts as a beard rejuvenator by removing dirt and grime from the skin. Add some lemon juice with two tablespoons of honey and apply it directly to your beard. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
How to Manage a Curly Beard during Monsoon?
Men with curly beard hair need to put extra effort in order to maintain a healthy beard. Wash your beard at least 3 times a week. Use shampoos that can protect your beard from infections and dryness. Eat foods rich in protein because they can bind and repair the hair cuticles. Brush your beard regularly using a beard comb because curly hair is more prone to breakage if they are tangled.
Do not skip conditioners as they keep frizz at bay. Avoid straightening treatments as they will only pinch your pockets but attract harmful pollutants from the air as well. Avoid bleaching your beard because it can dehydrate your beard even more.
Genetics and other factors affect the texture and look of your beard but a healthy lifestyle can improve the condition of your beard. Foods rich in Vitamin A, C, E B6, Omega-3 fatty acids, etc are essential for beard growth. Apart from including vital nutrients in your diet, you also need to take some healthy measures to protect your beard from damage during the monsoon.
Regular exercise can boost testosterone production in the body, which will ultimately accelerate beard growth. Get adequate sleep and take up stress management techniques if you are experiencing mood disorders.
Apply mild shampoo, beard oil and balm to nourish, hydrate and moisturize your beard. Be positive about your facial hair and flush out all the negativity.