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Top grooming tips for your male clients suffering from maskne | Jim Shaw

October 12, 2020

With the new rules on wearing face masks in place, we’re all starting to suffer from the horrible thing that is maskne.

This occurs from the oil and dirt getting trapped within our pores and causing blockages. So many clients are coming into the salon for a pamper, to look and feel good but are also asking our advice on how they can take care of the skin and their facial hair where they would wear their mask in order to prevent maskne and to keep their skin and facial hair under control from being pushed in the wrong direction and becoming sweaty.

This piece outlines some of the top tips you can provide to your male clients who have concerns over maskne and are looking for advice on how they can keep breakouts at bay and their facial hair looking its best…

With wearing masks, one of the concerns is that facial hair can get in the way and interfere with the positioning of the mask. As well as this, having too long facial hair may trap in the pores.

With all this in mind, one of my top tips is to recommend clients get their facial hair trimmed regularly, keeping the hair neat and avoiding it from getting too overgrown and becoming unruly.

One of the most important things to discuss with your clients is that they are using the correct products on their facial hair and skin.

This is so important in order for the skin to be its cleanest and to avoid breakouts from forming on the skin. Exfoliators in particular are a great product to get rid of dead skin and to keep the skin and facial hair looking its best. Moisturisers should also be recommend to clients and beard oils and serums that can help provide nourishment to the skin and facial hair.

Moisturisers will also help to build the skin barrier and can help provide a protective barrier.

Wearing a mask regularly can also increase sweating in your beard on the skin. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of this is to get rid of the beard.

However, for clients who want to keep their beard, beard wash and beard oils should be used regularly. This will not only keep the beard and skin clean but will also work to avoid the beard hair drying out and becoming irritable by keeping it nourished at all times.

It’s important to also stress to clients not to itch their beard when it does become irritated as much as possible. A lot of itching will cause the skin to also be irritated and can lead to beard shedding.

Lastly, talk to your clients about the mask they’re using. Cotton masks are more breathable and cause less friction in comparison to disposable masks. Ensure your clients are washing these regularly so as to get rid of any bacteria that may be on the mask.