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You might have heard about hair dandruff but what the hell is this Beard dandruff??? .. Well we have the answer to this question.

beard dandruff

In today’s world, people try various things to groom and maintain their body and wants to look extra ordinary. With the development of the artificial cosmetics and advanced beauty things, not only a man is beautifying his body but also carries some of the disorders which causes because of the excessive uses of artificial cosmetic things. One of the major problem which we are going to discuss is quite common in Male gender known as Beard Dandruff.

What is Beard Dandruff?

This is a condition similar to dandruff in your hair due to which white flakes appear in your facial hair. This condition is quite annoying for the young beauty freak persons. In this article we will going to cover all the points related to its causes, symptoms and its preventions as well as cure.

What Causes Beard Dandruff?

It is caused by a microbe, which is present on everyone’s skin, called Malassezia globosa.

Malassezia globosa
Malassezia globosa

It usually  functions on the skin like this:

Malassezia globosa feeds usually on natural oils produced by your skin called sebum.

The breakdown of natural oils produces oleic acid

oleic acid
oleic acid

After that oleic acid  causes an irritation reaction in 50% of people.

skin becomes red and itchy.

Your skin cells increase their rate of turnover, forming white flakes that appear as dandruff flakes

So, you are only beard prone to dandruff, as well as sensitivity to oleic acid. Considering the over 3 billion people in the word have this sensitivity, it is very common.

There are two more main causes of beard dandruff: Dry skin and fungal infections.

Dry skin usually occurs under your beard when you wash your face with harsh cleansers or regular normal soap. These products keep your face and beard clean, but they also remove any oils on your skin or beard hairs that keep them from drying out. The skin can also become dry if it is too cold.

Fungal infections happens because the yeast that lives on your skin can hide under your beard and mustache from sunlight—which usually kills it and slows its growth. The longer your beard hairs, the more places Malassezia fungus can hide. If you shave your face completely, the problem will go away on its own – but then you won’t have any more facial hair.

Now finally after discussing all the causes, it is our duty to also mention some of the organic as well as inorganic points which can help you to overcome this beard dandruff.

How to Prevent and get Rid of Beard dandruff!  (Effective procedure)

This particular beard problem challenge can be solved quite easily. We recommend implementing some, if not all, of these steps into your beard grooming routine.

Wash your beard regularly

You need to make sure that you wash your face and exfoliate the skin under your beard regularly. Natural soaps and facial cleansers are best for this because they are not as harsh and are less likely to dry out your skin. Otherwise, choose a high-end facial cleanser designed to moisturize in addition to cleansing your face. The classic dial bar you’re using isn’t going to cut it.

After this take some kind of exfoliator.

This could be a brush or loofah-type thing, or better yet, an exfoliating glove. You can then use your fingers to get under your beard and remove all the old dead and dry skin, as well as any yeast or other fungus, before it leaves like a blizzard in July. When washing, use cold water instead of hot water, as this will help keep your skin from drying out. When you’re finished, gently towel-dry your beard without pulling at the hair follicles.

Use Conditioners

Your beard needs some TLC just like any other part of your body. Conditioning your beard with a product like our Beard & Scruff Softener will bring much needed moisture back into the skin and beard. It helps in making facial hair healthy and prevents it from drying out.

We recommend you to do conditioning your beard at least once a week.

Apply oils, balms, and other beard products

Natural oils, like the ones your skin produces, keep your skin from drying out and act as antimicrobial barriers. But when you wash off your natural oils in an effort to remove dead skin or use anti-dandruff chemicals, you need to replace them.

beard dandruff

Studies show that oils like tea tree oil work great in fighting the fungus that causes flaky skin. You can usually find a bottle online for around $10. According to the Miami Center for Dermatology, other oils that are safe to use on your skin include rosehip oil, coconut oil, carrier oil and lavender oil. If you peruse beard forums and message boards, many people swear by jojoba and coconut oils in particular. However, some oils should be avoided. Paula’s Choice Skincare advises against using any citrus-based oils — including lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, mandarin, and bergamot oils — which can further damage the skin by causing irritation and, potentially, premature aging. Huh.

When applying oil to your beard, make sure that your beard and the skin under your beard are dry. Then apply a little oil on your hands and massage it into the roots of your beard. If you have a long beard, use a boar bristle beard brush (about $12) to help spread the oil and groom your beard hair. Repeat daily.

You can also find products that are specifically designed for washing, moisturizing, and grooming beards. Beard Wash, which is shampoo specially designed to clean and hydrate the beard and underside of the skin. There are also beard balms that you massage into your beard after washing. These balms usually contain a combination of the oils mentioned above, in addition to other natural ingredients that make it smell nice and clean. You’ll want to pay particular attention to moisturizing your face and beard during cold weather.


Visit a Dermatologist

If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still having problems, it’s time to escalate the situation and see a dermatologist or other medical professional. There may be an underlying skin condition that causes dandruff.


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