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How to treat beard pimple?

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The pimple under the beard can quickly become a problem if they multiply, creating patches of pimples. Of course, not only is this not very aesthetic, but can also cause real discomfort, due to the itching that accompanies it. By the way, on this subject, you should know that the beard pimple is also called the "barber's itch". This is a subject that is not to be taken lightly, because these beard pimples can multiply, and infect all the skin under the beard.

Here there is no question of pimples linked to the arrival of an ingrown hair under the beard. The beard pimple is another subject, it appears here because of bacteria. Thus, to avoid the arrival of this type of beard pimple, you will have to adopt a perfect hygiene of your beard and your skin under the beard. Here are our tips.

I have also put a video at the bottom of this article in which I give my advice to avoid pimples in the beard.

How to treat beard pimple ?

But before giving you the advice to prevent the arrival of a beard pimple, we will already make a point on how to treat it.

First of all, do not touch the beard button: do not try to pierce it or grind it, you risk amplifying it. indeed, by touching it, you will also put bacteria on other parts of your beard, and thus spread the beard pimple.


So, to relieve a beard pimple, you have different possibilities:

  • the simplest, is to apply a Hydrocortisone cream on the beard pimple, a product that you can easily find. You can also find specific creams to soothe rashes.

  • another solution, 100% natural, is to apply aloe vera gel to the beard button. Aloe vera gel is indeed recognized for its soothing properties.

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  • finally, do not hesitate to apply a hot compress several times a day to your beard pimple. This will not only soften the beard pimple but will also soothe the pain.

How to prevent beard pimple?

To prevent the arrival of beard pimples, you will have to have perfect hygiene. Also, the first thing to do is to wash your hands well, and don't forget to wash your nails! You can find my article on how to properly wash your hands here.

Article to read: how to wash your hands properly?

Wash the beard well to avoid the beard pimple

The first thing to do to avoid the appearance of beard pimples is to clean the beard well. By washing your beard, you will indeed remove the impurities that could be there, such as germs and bacteria. To do this, you can:

In any case, do not use hair shampoo or your shower gel. Likewise, prefer natural and organic products, without petro-chemical products.

If you have a beard pimple, be careful not to rub too much on the pimple while washing.

And after washing your beard, remember to dry the beard hair well.

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Refreshing beard and face wash with coconut water, argan oil and avocado oil. Menthol leaves the skin feeling refreshed and pleasant.

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3-in-1 cleansing gel inspired by the know-how of barbers for cleaning your beard, your face and your hair in a single gesture.

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Specially formulated to cleanse the beard, soften it, refresh it and condition it. Helps eliminate the feeling of irritation by nourishing beard hair.

Moisturize to avoid beard pimple

Another routine that is recommended to put in place to avoid the beard pimple is to moisturize your skin under the beard. Indeed, dry skin is skin with weak protection against bacteria.

Beard oil against beard pimples


A beard oil is to be integrated into your skin care routine under the beard to avoid beard pimples. It is the best treatment to moisturize the skin under the beard and have perfectly healthy skin. 

Beard cream against beard pimples


Beard cream will be ideal for moisturizing the skin under the beard if you don't like beard oils. So on the other hand, it will still be less effective than a beard oil against the beard pimple, but it is better to use a beard cream than nothing at all. The advantage of this treatment is that it is used like a face cream, the texture is the same.

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