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How to Get Rid of Beard Dandruff – 10 Simple Home Remedies

Spend almost days grooming your beard then realize that it’s affected by dandruff? This can by quite irritating, especially when you don’t have any clue on how to keep it under control. Various techniques have been devised to help those suffering from beard dandruff. Sadly, some of the methods used are quite ineffective and others need you to dig deeper into your pockets just to get that clean and fresh looking beard.

But that shouldn’t be the cause for any worries. There are simple and affordable techniques you can use. And you don’t have to step out of your house since this treatment can be done right in the comfort of your home. Without further ado, let’s look at these home remedies for beard dandruff and how to get them right.

Beard Oil

Beard oil is just but a general term for oils specially designed to keep the beard soft and provide a healthy skin that’s well hydrated. Beard oil is more of a miracle cure, especially for those that sport dry skin. All-natural beard oils are the most recommended in dandruff treatment. The most suitable ones are Tea Tree Oil and Jojoba Oil. These oils work on light flaking. Therefore, in case you’ve got heavy flaking, it would be wise to search for other solutions. Avoid using the oil on sensitive skin as it might clog the pores and make the situation worse.

Directions

Apply the oil into the roots and ensure to rub gently. Repeat the process on a regular basis until the dandruff is eliminated.

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Use Medicated Shampoo

Anti-dandruff shampoos are known to work well on dandruff sported on the scalp. But they can also work wonders on beard dandruff. However, you should note that some shampoos can be quite harsh on the skin. Therefore, try to make a careful selection in case you’ve got a sensitive skin. Try working out with all-natural medicated shampoos that are allergenic free. This will ensure that the delicate cellular structure in the skin is well preserved.

Directions

Prior to going for a full dandruff treatment, do a patch test and see the outcome after 5 minutes. In case there’s no reaction, then you can go ahead and use the shampoo. On the other hand, if you experience some reaction, then it’s advisable that you stay away from the regular shampoo and instead opt for the gentle beard wash. Before application, ensure to wash the face to remove excess oils. This can be done using a baby shampoo. Apply the medicated shampoo leaving it for at least 5 minutes for good penetration. Eliminate any residue by rinsing thoroughly with warm water.

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Rub Hydrocortisone

The one common bad thing about beard dandruff is the awful flake that it leaves on the skin. But then, there’s one more problem that can be the cause for great discomfort. This is no other than the reddish areas, which can be quite itchy. Such problem can be taken care of by using hydrocortisone cream. The cream work to soothe inflammation and prevent the spread of infections. It’s also a great skin revitalizing product.

Directions

Apply hydrocortisone at least twice a day. Remember you’ve got two options to select from. You can either settle for the cream or lotion. In case the problem persists, then its time you go for a powerful hydrocortisone cream.

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Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

Sometimes, getting rid of beard dandruff doesn’t require the use of any product. All you need to do is just observe a good personal hygiene. As you may have noticed, beards tend to attract lots of dirt. It’s recommended that you clean your face twice on a daily basis. The washing should be done gently and then pat dry with a clean towel. Ensure to take a shower after activities to eliminate the oil, sweat and dirt trapped in the beard. And above all, drink sufficient water, at least 8 glasses per day. Concentrate more on diets that are rich in vitamins (vitamin E) and minerals.

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Use Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the best natural remedies for skin conditions. This natural wonder has been proven to work effectively on dandruff. The Aloe Vera plant sports both soothing and healing properties. This means that apart from eliminating the dandruff, it also helps to prevent inflammation. Aloe Vera contains all essential vitamins, including vitamin E that’s responsible for maintaining the skin tone.

Directions

Start by extracting the gel from the leaves. Apply it on the beard ensuring to work deep into the roots. Leave for at least 5 minutes before rinsing off with clean lukewarm water.

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Moisturize Your Bear

Moisturizing the skin on a daily basis is very essential, especially for those with dry skin. It’s a daily routine that needs to be followed by everyone. But despite playing the important role of hydrating the skin, most people choose to ignore it. However, most are not aware that it can keep beard dandruff under control. General moisturizers give the skin that luscious appearance. You can choose to use beard oil that’s got moisturizing ingredients, such as Tea Tree Oil, Argan Oil, or Coconut Oil.

Directions

Go for a moisturizer that is safe on your skin type and apply all over the face. You can seek advise from a skin care professional in case you’re not sure of your skin type. Ensure that the moisturizer comes in contact with the underlying skin.

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Aspirin

To many people, aspirin is just a tablet used for pain relief, especially for those suffering from headache. However, this tablet can work wonders in eliminating beard dandruff. The tablet is infused with salicylic acid – an acid that does good work on the fungus that causes dandruff. The acid works to inhibit the growth of the fungus to provide a complete solution to the dandruff in your beard. It’s no wonder that the acid has been used in many anti-dandruff shampoos.

Directions

Start by crushing the aspirin tablet into a powdery form. Mix with warm water then rub gently on the beard ensuring to work it to the roots. Leave for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off with clean water. Care should be taken not to use the tablet in case you’ve developed an allergic reaction towards it.

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Use Salt

Despite being a common kitchen ingredient, salt works wonders when it comes to eliminating dandruff. Salt provides an effective treatment and doesn’t hurt the underlying skin. There are two methods you can use when treating beard dandruff with salt.

Method 1

This method works great for those with long beards. It involves sprinkling the salt on to the beard. The next step is to wet your fingers and give the beard a gentle rub ensuring to work the salt into the roots. The rubbing should be done for a duration of 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your beard. After rubbing, wash with a mild shampoo or anti-dandruff shampoo. Pat it dry with a clean towel and notice the difference it brings.

Method 2

This method is much simpler and works with any beard length, both short and long. It involves creating a salt solution in warm water. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of salt. Let the solution cool down to room temperature before rubbing on the beard. Leave for 5-8 minute then rinse with water.

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 Deep Conditioning

There are many causes of beard dandruff and one of them can be attributed to environmental factors. Cold air is known to deprive the skin of moisture, something that results into flakes that appear on the beard. This problem mostly affects those that live in areas that experience extreme cold conditions. The trick to alleviating this problem is using a deep conditioner that keeps the skin and the beard moisturized. Any type of deep conditioner can be used or you can opt for one that’s specifically designed for beards. Adding some ingredients to the deep conditioner might work well to moisturize the underlying. You can choose to use willow bark extracts, oat or cotton.

Directions

Begin by shampooing your beard then apply the conditioner. Leave it for at least 5 minutes. Prevent any residue buildup by rinsing thoroughly with clean water.

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 Lemon

The acidic properties of lemon makes it one of the most effective treatment for dandruff. The acid functions to balance the PH on the underlying skin. It creates a condition that inhibits the growth of fungus.

Directions

To get maximum results, ensure to use fresh lemon to get an acid that’s more effective. The number of lemons used will largely depend on the size of your beard. However, one large fresh lemon might be enough to suit the purpose. Squeeze the lemon to obtain the juice. At least 2 teaspoon of the juice will suffice. Mix with 1 cup of warm water and rub gently on the beard letting it penetrate the roots. Leave for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. The treatment should be repeated daily until the dandruff disappears completely.

Conclusion

Beard dandruff can be quite an embarrassment. It’s a condition that needs to be taken care of fast to preserve your look. The above remedies provide effective ways of treating the condition. They’re simple to follow and will help you save some cash that might have been spent in consulting a professional. Put them into practice and get a beard that’s clean, fresh and well moisturized.

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