End The Scourge Of Ingrown Hairs And Improve Your Beard Game With These Tips
This post is sponsored by Philips
The Philips Institute of Well-Groomed Men takes your beard seriously and has once again sought out a master beardsman to get your beard buzzing.
Faramarz Khaze is the founder of Red Dane Skincare and, in our best movie trailer voice, he’s a man on a mission, with a very particular set of skills
Red Dane Skincare is a premium skincare brand exclusively for men. A range of high quality products, formulated and packed with superior natural ingredients and essential oils. Best part is it’s made in South Africa and ideal for men in the African climate.
Let’s find out how Faramarz can save South African men, one face at a time.
Institute: Let’s get deep and dirty from the off – men in Africa and the scourge of in-grown hairs…
FK: Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it. The problem is more common with people who have very curly or coarse hair. Curly hair is more likely to bend back and re-enter the skin, especially after it’s been shaved or cut.
Institute: So how do we get rid?
FK: Never underestimate the power of a good skincare/grooming routine. It’s a simple 3 step process of: Cleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturising for healthy, glowing skin. Avoid scratching, picking or squeezing an ingrown hair spot, this can damage the skin and make infection more likely.
Institute: And how would a Well-Groomed man prevent them in the first place, give us 3 important tips.
FK: Quality shaving tools are the base of preventing ingrown hairs. This as well as shaving in the same direction that your hair is growing, using as few strokes of the razor as possible and a high quality face scrub 2 or 3 times a week is sure to keep ingrown hairs at bay.
Institute: Right, so we’re mainly here to talk beards, how important is skin care in getting your beard game strong?
FK: Skin care is an important part of the journey. Many guys will experience itching. When dealing with itchy skin moisturise, protect and soothe your skin using a quality nourishing facial oil as well as a soothing and calming aftershave balm. Look out for high quality ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Allantoin and Chamomile.
Institute: And how do you care for the Skin Under the Beard?
FK: In the beginning stages of growing out a beard and nourishment is absolutely key. It’s a good idea to get a separate conditioner meant just for beards; nourishing oils are your best bet as they soften, nourish and moisturise not only your facial hair but take care of the skin underneath.
Institute: Is there a specific prep routine that needs to take place daily to stimulate hair growth?
FK: There are many ways to stimulate hair growth, caring for your skin is one of the most effective ways that you can support the growth of fuller facial hair.
Exfoliate your face 2 or 3 times per week and massage the hair follicles on your face.
Try applying a facial moisturiser to create a smoother massage and do so for 2 minutes in a gentle circular motion.