Beard dandruff is a common condition men everywhere experience. But what can you actually do about it? We’ve gathered together the top three tips for handling beard dandruff and how to use your skincare routine to set your beard up for success. Learn more about this skin condition and how you can prevent it below.

What is beard dandruff?

Beard dandruff is exactly what you think it is: your classic scalp dandruff (also known as seborrheic dermatitis) located on your face. The causes for it are the same, too: microbes producing irritating oils on your skin or skin that naturally regenerates faster than average. Regardless of the reason for your beard dandruff, there are things you can do to combat it

Exfoliation is key.

The flaky skin that comes with dandruff needs to be taken care of. That’s why it’s key to add exfoliation to your daily grooming routine. Using a gentle, exfoliating product designed for your face can help loosen up the flakes and get them out of your beard – and keep your skin healthy. You can also use a beard brush to do keep those flakes in check at home or on the go.

Dealing with beard dandruff by following a daily skincare routine.

Keep your face and hair clean.

Your skin’s health is important to keeping your beard dandruff at bay. In addition to exfoliating, make sure to wash your face and beard hard regularly with a soap designed for facial cleaning. Do not use your normal body soap – your face skin is more sensitive and needs special care. The Beard and Face Wash from King C. Gillette is a great option. It’s infused with coconut water, argan oil and avocado oil for a refreshing clean.

Moisturize regularly.

While there is more to beard dandruff than just dry skin, keeping your skin hydrated is still important. Moisturize the skin under your beard as well as the beard itself to keep it health, soft and dandruff-free. Don’t know where to start? Try adding a beard oil to your routine. A good beard oil made with plant-based oils, not only nourishes your beard hair, but can keep your skin moisturized, too.

Talk to a dermatologist.

If your beard dandruff becomes unmanageable, it may need extra support. Speak with a dermatologist to determine a more aggressive plan of action.

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