Frequently Asked Questions

Estheticians, Facials, and Bearded Folks

Sure, in the past we may have provided your average blue-collar beard owner the step-by-step guide on how to perform a soothing beard facial at home, but oddly enough, a lot of misconceptions regarding beards and what kinds of spa treatments the faces that hang them can receive.

So if you are an aspiring esthetician, an aspiring beard owner, or a grizzled old timer looking to tame the mane, here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding beards, facials, and other spa treatments that are most commonly asked, according to our findings.

Q: Should I shave before a facial?

A: Absolutely not. Whether you have a few errant whiskers or heavy stubble, freshly shaved skin is abnormally sensitive and can be quite painful when it comes into contact with spa chemicals like masks, peels, etc. However, if shaving is unavoidable, wait at least 24 hours before treatment.

Q: Are other skincare treatments like microdermabrasion available to beard owners?

A: Yes. Treatments like microdermabrasion remove the top layer of skin cells, while also cleaning out pores and even reducing scars in some cases, of which facial hair should not interfere with. In fact, much like the hair on your head, the health of the skin surrounding the hair follicle impacts the health of the hair.

In short, beard owners need not worry about which spa services are available to them and estheticians can breathe easy knowing that unless there is some sort of medical restriction, you are free to pamper away.

Q: Uhh, do guys really go to the spa for a facial?

A: Yes. As stated above, taking care of the skin your beard grows from is where it all starts. Some potential beard owners will abandon their beardy dreams due to an ingrown hair or sudden acne breakout. As hair follicles become clogged with debris, as can occur with dirty, oily skin, these types of problems can occur, especially in new beard owners.

We also wrote a guide on basic beard maintenance as well if you wanted to check that out to help get you started. If your skin issues persist after 2-4 weeks, please consult your doctor.

Q: What environmental factors can damage hair?

A: Excessive sunlight, wind, water, and seasonal factors. If your beard feels scratchy and uncomfortable, it is very likely that the skin underneath it is, as well.

A regular beard maintenance routine that involves beard oil and brushing will help moisturize both the skin and each strand to help combat this.

Q: What questions can the esthetician answer?

A: For the uninitiated, the esthetician will typically ask you the questions, like if you have any current skincare concerns then ask follow-up questions in order to recommend the best approach. After that, they will likely walk you through the entire process, introducing each step and talking you through it.

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