A good percentage of men love an intense session of physical activity. Some prefer indoor sessions in the gym, while others love hiking, swimming, or trail-walking. Apart from burning excess fats, getting a youthful look is another reason to engage in a workout.
Ironically, a workout can disorientate your look by the drips of sweat, oils, and dust. That said, every man should care for his skin and beard after a session. The role of post workout care is to get rid of oils, excess sweat, and salts that are trapped between hair follicles.
So, what does it take to take care of that beard? Here's how.
1. Wash The Beard Thoroughly
Whether working out or not, it's recommended to wash the beard regularly. After an intense workout, the beard is soaked with sweat, traps dust, salts, and sometimes water—the above, results in an unkempt beard with an unpleasant smell.
Use a beard wash with water, cleansing the beard at least 3-4 times a week. However, if your gym sessions are scattered, you can cleanse 2-3 times a week. The role of beard wash is to deal with excess oils, sweat, dust, and odors. Consequently, you'll enjoy a clean and fresh-smelling beard after your workout.
2. Remember To Condition and Hydrate Your Beard
There is no better feeling than a beard that is tender, glossy, and easy to comb. That kind of hair is a result of constant care from the root and skin around the hair. To that end, ensure you apply some beard oil after washing it.
The suitable method requires application on the hair and the skin below it. You can achieve that by first applying and spreading it evenly in your hand. After that, use gently on the beard, followed by a light massage of the skin.
How often should you apply the oil?
- If you exercise outdoors, ensure you apply every day or at least once every two days.
- For indoors, first assess the weather. Hot weather needs a daily portion, while cooler days require a staggered application.
- If there's a build-up of oil on the skin, take it slow on the oiling bit.
3. Trim the Beard
Regular exercises enhance the circulation of blood on the skin, supporting the hair. For that reason, your beard may grow at a faster pace than before. You'll therefore need constant trimming to maintain a decent look.
You could either use a trimmer or scissors. If you want to trim an overgrown beard, a trimmer might be the best solution. On the other hand, a pair of scissors is good at cutting small sections of the beard with precision — neither does it leave uneven patches.
If you're trimming before meeting a friend or a partner, here are a few tips for a stunning look.
- Trim in line with your face shape and contours
- Comb your hair slightly to find out any loose hair or uneven areas.
- Use a guide comb with your trimmer for a perfect beard outline or size.
- Ensure you use shaving gel to take care of sensitive skin.
4. Eat Right and Stay Healthy
Besides external care, a good beard is a product of good nutrition and healthy habits. Therefore, you should plan for ample sleep, good rest, and a healthy lifestyle with moderate alcohol intake.
To boost hair growth, incorporate the following items in your diet:
- Lean protein, e.g., chicken and salmon
- Whole grain
- Healthy fats such as avocados.
- Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, B, C, D & E.
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