There are many reasons why you may have prominent facial hair. It may be genetics, PCOS, menopause or hormones. It could be that you hate your facial hair and regularly try to cover it. Or you could be rocking a beard for all its worth. No matter what stage of your life you’re at, the team of Jecca Blac is here to help.
Today, we’re looking into the perfect skincare routine for facial hair. We made sure to give you advice for taking care of both your hair and the skin underneath. Give your face all the love it deserves.
Rule for all: cleanse that face
The first step in any skincare routine should be cleansing. Especially if you have been wearing makeup the night before, cleansing your face will help get rid of all the gunk on your pores. First, dampen your face with some warm water to open your pores. Then, use your favourite cleanser to get deep into your skin and remove dead skin cells, any leftover makeup and nasty bacteria.
If you’re removing your hair
Now, some steps are going to be different if you’re removing your hair or not. If you are going to shave it all off, remember to prep your skin before using the razor.
- Get a clean shaven: It might be obvious for some, but it’s important to get a clean shave, especially if you’re going to apply makeup to cover your beard shadow. Don’t shave over your acne and most importantly, don’t shave against the grain: it would cause red bumps and skin irritation, which you probably don’t want.
- Take care of your tools: This is a piece of advice. Your face is one of the most sensitive parts of your body and you definitely don’t want to put a rusted blade on it. Buy good tools and treat them well, you won’t regret it.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise: We can’t stress enough how important it is to moisturise (heck, we wrote a whole blog post about our favourite moisturisers!). Imagine your skin has just been through several little cuts, it’s dry and a bit shocked. A good moisturising cream (or oil) will help it recover and smooth out that chin. It’s also the perfect prep for applying makeup!
If you’re all about that hair
- Dandruff shampoo: After cleansing your face, it’s time to wash that beard. Use a dandruff shampoo to prevent any unwanted flaky skin.
- Dry your hair before the next step: It’s important that your hair is completely dry after washing it. A wet beard won’t be able to absorb the full benefits of the next step. Pat the hair dry instead of rubbing it with a tea towel.
- Oil that beard for a full, luscious result: The last step in taking care of your beard is applying a beard oil. Instead of a face moisturiser, an oil is preferable as it’s better absorbed by both your hair and the skin underneath.
Know your skin to know your face mask
Every once in a while, you may want to use a face mask (or two), to complement your skincare routine. What’s important to know is what kind of skin you actually have. A face mask can’t be a random purchase, rather it must be specific to the areas of your face that need the extra care. You can even apply two different masks on two different areas at the same time, as long as they’re the right ones.
Of course, there are many more elements that could be added to your skincare routine. Tonics, exfoliating creams, anti-wrinkle treatments can all benefit your skin if needed. Our advice is to start simple, get up close and personal with your face and learn to know what it wants. Then, you can let yourself in the latest obsession of the skincare world (Korean masks, anyone?)