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Natural Treatments Options for Eczema Under Beard

If you’re dealing with itchy skin under your beard and wondering what you can do about it, then this blog post is for you. Whether you’ve had your beard for years or if you’re just starting to grow one, it’s common to deal with an itchy beard from time to time. Itchiness can range from mild to intense. Read on to discover how to treat eczema on face under beard with these natural treatment options.

Please keep in mind that although these tips and information have worked for several sufferers, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.

Why is my Beard Itchy?

Great question! There are a few reasons why you may be experiencing an itchy beard. One of the main reasons is the actual process of growing a beard. When you shave, the sharp edge of the hair actually remains inside the follicle. This sharp edge can scratch the follicle and result in itchiness as your hair grows. The itchiness can be across all the follicles on your face when you’re growing out your beard.

Dry skin is another common reason for an itchy beard. If you’re wondering “why is the skin under my beard dry”, there could be a few reasons. Dry skin can result because of a change in weather conditions, harmful ingredients found in soaps or other skincare products, or a lack of oil production in the skin. Even frequently washing your beard with hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and lead to dry skin.

Of course, an itchy beard can also be the result of a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic dermatitis is usually located on the scalp and can cause yellow greasy-looking scales to appear. Many people refer to it as dandruff. In general, it appears in places where the skin is especially oily.

How to Treat an Itchy Beard

When you have a beard, it’s important to follow proper beard hygiene and care in order to prevent oil, dirt, and bacteria buildup. Here are some of our suggestions for maintaining a healthy beard and managing any itchy symptoms:

Keep your Face Clean

It goes without saying that you should maintain a cleanliness routine when managing your beard. This will prevent the skin under the beard from becoming too oily. Be sure to wash your beard and face every day with warm water and a mild cleanser.

This Emily Liquid Soap Soother is great because it doubles as a shampoo. With natural ingredients and no fragrance, it won’t strip or dry out the skin. 

Allow the Hair to Grow

When you’re in the process of growing out your beard, avoid shaving or trimming so that the hair can grow beyond the follicle. This will reduce the risk of irritation. It will also help prevent damaging the follicle.

Opt for Natural Products

When you’re washing, shaving, or trimming your beard, stay away from products that contain harsh chemicals or ingredients. This is always a good idea, but especially when you’re dealing with delicate facial skin. We cannot stress the importance of using clean beauty products enough.


Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.