When it comes to facial hair on a man, a bit of stubble is basically foolproof. It suits pretty much everyone. It’s not unruly; nor is it as subtle as a five o’clock shadow. It really is the best of both worlds, so it’s the way to go if you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of facial hair. The only issue with rocking stubble? Maintenance.
To keep your beard stubble looking and feeling its best, it’s important to keep up with maintaining not only its perfect length with regular trims but also its softness, which can be done by finding the right cocktail of products for your hair and skin type. Because as great as stubble may look, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than having thick, dry and, most unfortunate of all, itchy beard stubble all over the bottom half of your face.
And while you may think that caring for beard stubble is primarily about caring for the facial hair itself, a major aspect is the often-neglected skin underneath. Keeping your skin soft and hydrated will provide an ideal environment for your facial hair to grow in looking its best. To do that, you need to find the best skincare products designed especially for men with facial hair.
Here are some steps to follow to help keep your beard stubble maintained.
If you have any experience with beard stubble, you know that shaving and trimming regularly is the key to keeping it at your preferred length and shape. It’s equally important to use the right products. Soap and water just won’t do if you’re looking for a truly next-level shaving experience. Instead, try L’Oréal Paris BarberClub Shaving Cream. It’s enriched with cedarwood essential oil, which gives it a rich, refreshing scent. The non-foaming, moisturizing cream formula will provide you with the perfect amount of glide, thus preventing cuts, nicks and the dreaded razor burn. Follow it up with L’Oréal Paris BarberClub Repairing Aftershave, which soothes and strengthens skin post-shave. It also features the same energizing cedarwood scent and is ultra-hydrating. It’s a necessary step after shaving, which can sometimes dry out skin. This aftershave replenishes the skin barrier, sealing in any moisture you may have lost while shaving.
Now that your stubble is at the right length, you’re going to want to practise some upkeep until it’s time for your next trim. L’Oréal Paris BarberClub 3-in-1 Beard, Face & Hair Wash can help you do just that. The all-in-one universal formula can be used daily, and it’s gentle enough to use on your face, your beard and your hair. It cleanses all three of dirt and impurities and conditions as it cleanses. The rich foam feels amazing on skin and hair, and it’s the quickest fix for instantly reviving beard stubble.
Now that you’ve washed your beard and skin, it’s time to reach for some skincare products for men. L’Oréal Paris BarberClub Face & Beard Moisturizer is a no-brainer. Created specifically for shorter beards and stubble, it soothes, moisturizes and comforts the skin under your beard, which is essential after shaving since skin can easily become dry and irritated. Use one or two drops of this moisturizer on your beard each morning, after you wash, and you’ll notice softer facial hair and dramatically minimized itchiness as your beard stubble grows out. It hydrates skin for up to 24 hours but feels weightless, and it’s never greasy. If you prefer an oil texture over a gel or are rocking a longer, bushier beard, L’Oréal Paris BarberClub Face & Beard Oil was made for you. Though it may seem contradictory, this oil isn’t greasy and is easily absorbed into skin and hair. Apply with a beard brush or comb for extra precision. It won’t be long before you notice that your skin and beard stubble feel softer than ever before.
Now that you’ve shaved, washed and moisturized, it’s time to get to the fun part: styling. No matter your facial-hair length, beard stubble to full-on beard, styling is an important part of keeping your facial hair looking fresh and clean. Reach for L’Oréal Paris BarberClub Beard & Hair Styling Cream. Just as you use hair products to style the hair on your head (which you can also use this for, by the way), it’s necessary to use a styling product on your facial hair, too, to keep it from becoming unruly. You can use it on dry or towel-dried hair, and a little goes a long way when it comes to adding control and definition. Trust us: You won’t regret taking more care when it comes to your beard stubble maintenance routine.