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6 things to know before growing a beard

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Growing a beard is a long-term commitment.
You must be willing to put in the time, patience and work. It's important to do your research and understand the pros and cons, as well as what you need to prepare for with your new facial hair. Don't be afraid to make mistakes!

So, to prepare for any eventuality, I have made a small article so that you know what you need to know before you put on a beard!

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Growing a beard is a difficult task that requires rigor and patience

Growing a beard is not an easy task. In fact, it's hard work. Indeed, you don't want to grow just any beard, do you? (We assume your answer here is yes).

There are a few requirements if you want to grow a great beard: patience, diligence and the ability to accept mistakes as part of the process. As for me, I like to surf the net and visit beard blogs like this one that explain well how to take care of it.

In brief:

  • you will have to be patient, take care of it and trim it
  • your beard will not be perfect at first
  • it may take some time to grow properly
  • expect to make mistakes

You can't just trim your beard without taking care of it

If you want to grow a beard, you need the right tools to do so. One of those essential tools is a beard trimmer. By trimming your beard regularly, you maintain it and prevent it from looking sloppy.

There are different types of beard trimmers on the market, but all good trimmers do the same thing: cut your facial hair with great precision.

You can choose from different models depending on what you want to do with your beard (for example, if you have very long hair and want to cut it or if you just need a quick trim).

If you're not sure what type of tool will work best for your situation, check out online reviews before you buy anything!

 

man sitting on barber's chair

Beards grow at different rates for different men

Your beard is unique. In fact, it's like a snowflake; no two are exactly alike.
So when it comes to how long it takes to grow a beard, there really isn't a set time frame for all men.
Each of our beards reacts differently to the hormones in our bodies, which means they will have different growth patterns unique to you.

Genetics play a big role in facial hair growth, so don't be discouraged if you start to have slow or uneven growth at first - be patient with yourself and let your beard become perfect.
If you're not sure what genetic factors are involved, take a look at other hairs on your body.
The coarser and curlier they are, the faster and thicker your beard is likely to be. Men with fine, straight hair tend to have thinner beards than their coarse-haired counterparts.

To remember:

  • the speed at which the beard grows is determined by genetics
  • Men with coarse, curly hair will generally have a thicker beard
  • Men with fine, straight hair will generally have a thinner beard.

Before you even start growing a beard, make sure your skin is in tip-top shape

For any man considering growing a beard, it is important to have healthy skin. This means taking care of your skin.

Here are some tips:

  • Use a moisturizer every day. This will keep your skin moisturized and healthy, even when the weather changes.
  • Use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. if you can, because that's when the sun's rays are strongest.
  • Don't scratch your face, especially if you have acne scars or irritation on the surface of your skin (you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist).

In short, it is important to adopt a good skin care routine to have healthy skin.

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Your beard will not magically solve your skin problems!

You may need to take extra steps to care for your skin. Dry skin can cause flaking and itching and oily skin can cause acne. Skin problems such as flakiness, itching or oily skin can be the result of hormones, medications or stress.

If your beard is causing you skin problems, consult a dermatologist.

  • You may need to take additional steps to care for your skin.
  • Dry skin can cause peeling and itching.
  • Oily skin can cause acne
  • Skin problems can be caused by hormones, medications or stress.
  • A dermatologist can help you solve your skin problems (the exfoliating soaps are very practical for that)

Get ready to try out different beard styles

Experiment. Don't be afraid to try different styles. It's okay to make mistakes, and it takes time to get used to a new beard style. You'll feel more confident once you get used to it. If your current beard style doesn't work for you, don't worry; try another!

  • don't be afraid to try different styles
  • you have the right to make mistakes
  • It takes time to get used to a new style.
  • You will feel more confident once you get used to it.
  • If you don't like one style, try another.

Growing a beard is not always easy

Before you unleash your inner Grizzly Adams, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, remember that growing a beard is an investment, not in money (although if you want to buy beard oil and/or wax to style it, that's your choice), but in time and patience. If you're not ready for that kind of commitment, choose another way to express your individuality.

A beard is a great way to look and feel good - but only if you make an effort to make it look good! Be patient during the beard's growth period; don't rush it. And remember, beards require maintenance. As hair grows, it will push in all directions, create patches of hair here and there, or look like it's been through a catastrophic event (like this).

But don't let all that scare you! There's no better feeling than seeing others admire something that took months to perfect, especially when you feel like it was worth it after all.

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Elisa
My name is Elisa. I make my own products at home and sell them to people who care about what they put in their homes. I love making candles, dishwashing products and laundry detergents. My favorite part is when my house smells good! When I'm not spending time with my family, you can probably find me on Instagram looking for new DIY ideas to try. I love reading other bloggers' posts and getting inspired by their ideas. I've learned a lot from other bloggers, and now I'd like to give back to them. If you feel like trying any of my home DIY projects, feel free to steal them!

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