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Dry Skin

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  • 29-01-2016 6:11pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 295 ✭✭


    Never been one to be able to grow a full on beard, I prefer to keep it short and stubbly otherwise after a few days it becomes messy.

    Anyways, I find that when I trim the hair above my lip to lets say number 1 length, I will get dry skin which will disappear after a day or two. Then, after the length grows to more than a few millimeters, the dry skin comes back and it's so bleedin' annoying. Becomes really irritating I'm forever scratching because it itches.

    I moisturise every morning after a shower and I never get a rash.

    I never get irritated dry skin anywhere else on my face, just seems to be above the top lip.

    Anyone experience anything similar, any advice ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    Do you try to moisturise even when your beard grows out? Perhaps look in to beard oil which will nourish the skin.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 295 ✭✭mattaiuseire


    Do you try to moisturise even when your beard grows out? Perhaps look in to beard oil which will nourish the skin.

    Every morning after a shower I will moisturise.

    Today I had a shower at about 5pm and went out to the local, checked myself in the mirror just now and my upper lip is covered in dry skin. I have to scratch it all off and rub water til it disappears.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    I probably used to aggressively rub dead skin off, but these days I aggressively moisturise. I'm not sure what the other's would recommend for straight-up facial moisturisers for men. I'm paranoid about them clogging my skin, but I think it's worse when your face feel tight and dry. I use my wife's Simple brand as the cold weather of the last month gives me a lot of dead skin and scales. It's fragrance free and good for sensitive skin, which is a good thing when your face is raw.


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