In defiance of all fashion trends, the face mask has become part and parcel of our daily lives. At least in the short and medium term.
Let’s be honest about it, regardless of the model, not everyone feels comfortable wearing a face mask. Especially if you have a beard. Are you managing to cope with the new situation?
To beard or not to beard: that is the question.
In view of the constraints imposed on society by the “new normal”, you must have agonized over whether to keep your beloved beard which has always been a strong part of your identity, or to bite the bullet and shave it off until we navigate our way through these uncertain times. Isn’t there a middle ground? I hear you ask.
You can try trimming it and reducing its volume to let your skin breathe and make sure your mask fits your face.
You can also go for a short beard (days or weeks) until the situation improves. Short beards are normally perfect for masks, especially if you are averse to the clean-shaven look. If you don’t want any of the hassle, shave it off and have done with it. And remember one thing: it’ll grow back!
One of the biggest problems of wearing face masks is that they cause “maskne”. Maskne is an outbreak of spots at the tip of the chin and on the side of the face caused by the constant rubbing of the mask on these areas and the lack of air circulation which would ordinarily allow the skin to breathe properly.
That’s why it’s important to change your face mask regularly and keep your face clean, especially if you have a beard.
It is essential to choose the right facial skincare products. The salicylic acid concentration of Folisan Man and Folibeard enables these products to exfoliate the uppermost layers of the epidermis and to disinfect and sterilise the bacteria that cause spots.
You can also apply them after you have shaved. They are also used to prevent and treat ingrown hair, infection and inflammation of the follicles with a view to promoting the growth of new hair and reducing irritation.
What about nose hairs?
Although we haven’t mentioned them yet, there has been a lot of talk about nose hairs of late. I bet you hadn’t even noticed them before, but now you’re forced to wear a face mask, I can imagine they’re starting to irritate you, isn’t that the case?
Well, it is as straightforward as removing them with wax over a period of several weeks.
In case you weren’t aware, Barbepil provides a nose hair removal service which is effective, painless (really!) and so quick that you can have it done while you’re in the barber’s getting a shave, having your beard trimmed or getting a haircut. You don’t even have to get out of the chair!
Mention it to your barber and get rid of those pesky hairs in next to no time.
So, now you’ve had the chance to weigh up the pros and cons, what will it be for you, to beard or not to beard?