Beard is considered a symbol of style and masculinity and most young men worldwide start growing a beard at the age of 15. Not every individual is same and while one might experience speedy hair growth naturally the other person may require extra efforts to stimulate facial hair growth. Although hair growth is highly dependent on your genetics, you can still try the following natural steps to help grow a beard faster.
1. Exfoliate Your Skin
The first thing you should start is to exfoliate your skin once every week. Exfoliate is nothing but a fancy term given to the procedure of removing the dead cells from your skin. Exfoliation helps in removing dead cells from your skin and works as a catalyst for the growth of good cells. The correct procedure to follow would be, to use warm water before scrub. Lot of people make this mistake of using too much of scrub which is not required. You should focus on the movement of your hands across the face rather than the quantity of scrub being used.
If your skin is prone to such products, ensure that the scrub you use has round shaped beads and if in case you notice any sensitivity or redness then you can use face oil before scrubbing, that would provide an extra layer of protection to your skin.
A lot of people recommend to scrub before going to bed, but we recommend that you exfoliate in the morning as your skin renews itself overnight.
2. Use Moisturizer containing Eucalyptus
After scrubbing it is important to lock the moisture within by using a moisturizer. Eucalyptus has been scientifically proven to promote hair growth specifically the facial hair growth and it would be good to check if your moisturizer contains eucalyptus. Eucalyptus helps in follicles stimulation and has many anti fungal properties that can help ward off infection, restrain residue build-up and clogging of pores.
You can also use eucalyptus oil separately. Apply on the beard area some eucalyptus oil to further stimulate hair growth. Apply a few drops of oil on the skin with a little warm water and gently massage, leave on for 10 or 15 minutes. Other natural oils that are good to boost hair growth are rosemary oil and coconut oil.
3. Use Beard Shampoo
It is also important to keep your skin clean and hygienic. It does not requires too much of efforts and can be achieved by washing your skin with warm water along with a mild cleanser every day. If possible use a good beard shampoo. Good quality beard shampoos prevent fungal infections, dandruff and other beard issues. Never use the shampoo that you use on your scalp for the beard. This is because; beard shampoos are specifically formulated for beard hair and help maintain the ph of skin. A good quality beard shampoo won’t dry your beard out and instead will keep it healthy and well conditioned. Undoubtedly clear skin free from bacteria would help in acceleration of hair growth.
4. Have a Good Sleep
Proper sleep is also important to grow a beard faster, hence always ensure that you sleep well. If you are suffering from any sleep-related issues, try making some changes to your bed. For example if someone is suffering from back pain which is not allowing him or her to sleep comfortably than there are mattresses available specifically for people suffering with back pain. Similarly you can inculcate other habits like meditation, reading, music therapy etc. to improve the quality of your sleep.
5. Consume More Vitamins
Increase the intake off vitamin specifically vitamin A, B, C and E. These four vitamin’s are known to be focused on speeding the facial hair growth process.
Ensure that your beard is growing evenly and there are no ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can occur due to various factors like improper trimming, waxing or due to any other hair removal procedure. This problem can easily be treated at home by exfoliating your skin with a mixture of sugar and olive oil. You can mix a cup of sugar into half a cup of olive oil and add a few drops of essential oil to it to prepare the recipe. Apply this scrub on the affected area and rinse with lukewarm water. Do this at least twice a week until the problem disappears.
6. Take Biotin
Biotin supplements are widely used to stimulate hair growth and can be beneficial for the facial hair growth as well. Consume 2.5 mg biotin capsule every day to help your beard grow faster.
7. Live a Stress Free Life
Just like having proper sleep it is also important to lives a stress free life. Stress is one of the major cause of hair fall in most of the individuals. However good part is that the stress can be managed easily at home by doing meditation and yoga.
8. Eat More Protein
Start consuming more protein. Protein found in meat, fish, eggs and nuts helps in facial hair growth.
9. Massage Daily and Properly
Facial massage is important because it improves the circulation of blood throughout your screen and hence stimulates new hair growth.
10. Exercise Daily
Regular exercise will help lose weight that increases testosterone, a hormone that promotes hair growth in men. Strength-oriented interval training of high intensity and weightlifting will work wonders in increasing testosterone levels and maintaining it. Exercise also improves blood circulation and makes it easier for your body to supply nutrients to all parts of your body, including your hair follicles.