At the moment, we are being encouraged to wear face masks more often due to the covid-19 threat. Front line workers and some customer facing workers are having to wear theirs ALL DAY!
The photo above is William Andrew McMahon, our Brawther who is an assembly technician working with medical lasers.
As we breathe into the mask, the heat and moisture builds up leading to getting sweaty under the mask. Over time, the build up of sweat can lead to irritation and discomfort.
This can lead to guys shaving their beards off in frustration. The itchiness can become unbearable but there are ways to ease the discomfort which I will discuss later in the article.
Why is getting sweaty under the mask an issue?
Excessive sweating can often lead to a heat rash. Heat rashes can occur in hot and humid climates when some blocked sweat ducts trap the moisture in the skin. The climate under your mask as you breath is hot and humid.
On top of sweating, the air we breathe out is very close to body temperature. If you are working in a fast paced job like a front line worker, your body temperature is going to be higher than if it was resting. This means exhaling warm air directly into your face mask where it is trapped and the moisture works it way through your facial hair, back to your skin.
When the mixture of moisture and sweat eventually dries on the skin (perhaps on the commute home from work) it can clog pores and cause inflammation later on. Clogged pores can lead to ingrown hairs. You can read more about ingrown hairs HERE.
How to avoid irritation
When you get home after sweating all day, we’d recommend washing your beard with Braw Beard Wash to remove the dirt and grime from sweat buildup.
– Specially formulated organic shampoo for coarse hair.
– Added aloe vera soothes dry and itchy skin.
– Unscented to avoid interfering with your favourite Braw Beard Oil scent.
– Leaves facial hair feeling soft instantly.
– Only a small amount needed.
– Flip cap for easy use.
It has aloe vera added and is made with organic ingredients.
Which means it helps reduce dandruff while cleaning your beard effectively.
You will have smooth, soft and manageable facial hair, ready for some Braw Beard oil conditioner.
Read more about Braw Beard Wash HERE.
Read customer reviews HERE.
We’ve found customers have the best results when they wash with Braw Beard Wash every 2-3 days.
Braw Beard oil
After gently towel drying your beard, apply a little of your favourite Braw Beard oil to moisturise your facial hair and soothe the skin under it.
Braw Beard oil is:
– 100% natural conditioning oil to nourish facial hair.
– Hempseed oil base may enhance beard growth.
– Argan oil can reduce irritation, inflammation and itchiness in the skin below under your facial hair..
– Non greasy
– Handmade in small batches in Scotland
It has only natural ingredients, chosen for their beneficial properties.
Which means it nourishes the facial hair from root to tip.
So that you can have an attractive beard that will not itch or leave dandruff on your shirt.
The Braw Beard brush is:
– Made from bamboo
– Medium strength boar bristles to avoid damaging hair & skin below
– Bristles evenly distribute product throughout the beard
– Curved handle for comfort
– Pocket size
– Braw Beard detail engraved in the handle
As well as separating the hairs, the thousands of bristles are great for exfoliating the skin underneath. This helps to clear blocked pores, reducing irritation and preventing ingrown hairs.
When brushing, ensure your brush from the root of the hair to the tip. Starting at the root on the skin will exfoliate, puling dry, dead skin away and off the beard. This will reduce the chance of developing inflammation and itchiness.