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Can a Beard Cause Dry Skin? (Causes and Prevention)

The stereotype of big, voluminous beards being itchy is partially true – at least if you don’t know how to take care of it. A beard can cause dry skin if you don’t adapt your grooming routine. If your beard is thick or longer than an inch, you will need to exfoliate and hydrate regularly …

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Can A Beard Cover Acne Scars?

Remember the days of your hormone-driven youth? The angst and awkwardness seemed to last forever, but thankfully it was a short moment in time. Peach fuzz eventually turned to full-blown facial hair. Annoying acne flare-ups were traded in for clearer skin. But for some, acne left behind a permanent reminder of adolescence – scarring. Can …

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How To Stop the Bleeding From Shaving (No Gimmicks)

If you lived in medieval times, a trip to the barber might include some intentional bloodletting along with a shave. Today, blood loss due to nicks and cuts is an annoyance, rather than a planned cleansing ritual.  While nicks and cuts cannot be completely avoided when shaving your face daily, there are several things you …

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Razor Bumps Vs Razor Burn (Differences, Treatment, Prevention)

Anyone (man or woman) who has been shaving for any period of time has probably dealt with unsightly and painful irritation at one time or another. If this is a recurring issue for you, identifying what is causing the irritation is the best way to calm it. While often used interchangeably, razor bumps and razor …

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Alum Block Vs Aftershave (Pros, Cons, and Practical Advice)

If you are new to the wet shaving world or even a seasoned pro, you may wonder if it’s best to use an alum block or an aftershave post-shave. Actually, you don’t have to choose. The difference between an alum block and an aftershave is the end goal. An alum block disinfects and helps stop …

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Shaving Two Days in a Row (While Avoiding Pain and Irritation)

Your usual shave routine has you grabbing your razor every other day. What would happen if you chose to shave every day instead? Would it irritate your face? Shaving two days in a row is common practice, especially for those who prefer to be clean-shaven in the workplace. For most men, it is possible to …

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Can a Mustache Cause Chapped Lips? (How To Fix Irritation & Chafing)

Your mustache is perfection but your lips are another story. Dry, peeling, chapped lips are annoying and unattractive. Is your ‘stache responsible for your chapped lip problem? It’s possible. Dry, wiry mustache hairs can affect the tender skin of your lips, especially the upper lip. If your mustache is touching your lips, it can lead …

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Can You Shave Over a Scar? (Practical Advice and Safety)

Whether you have a fresh wound or an old scar from years ago, you may be wondering if it’s safe to shave over the area. Depending on how bad the wound is or how old the scar is, there are some shaving methods you can utilize to still get a great shave.  An old, flat …

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Can You Shave Over a Mole? (Practical Advice and Safety)

Moles come in all shapes, sizes, and textures. They can be with us from birth or develop later in life. Often they appear in areas, such as the edges of the lip, that make shaving inconvenient. Some superstitions claim that removing hair from a mole by shaving or plucking will cause cancer, but are the …

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Can Beard Oil Cause Acne? (How To Properly Clean & Condition Hair)

Using beard oil to soften and moisturize your beard is a great way to keep it looking clean and healthy. Knowing that some types of oils can make your acne worse and more difficult to deal with, is it okay to use beard oil if your skin is acne-prone? If you are someone with acne, …

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