How to Groom Your Beard

Growing facial hair is one thing, maintaining it in the best way is another. Whether you are going for the short and stubbled style or have already mastered a beautiful beard, here is some advice for grooming your facial hair like an expert.

Growing a Beard - what can you be doing?

No man is the same, neither is his hair. But did you know that sports and your diet can actually have a great impact on how your beard is growing? It's time to learn how you can make some simple lifestyle changes to improve your beard. Regular exercise is a good place to start – this increases your testosterone which in turn could help your beard to grow faster. It's also important not to forget about diet! Balanced eating and topping up your meals with plenty of Vitamins B and E will help to produce thicker, healthy hair for the beard you’ve always dreamed of.


The essentials: regular cleansing is a must

If you don't have a regular face washing schedule... you need one - it's one of the basics of male grooming. Rinsing your face with water when you have a shower isn't doing as much as you want it to.

Cleansing daily not only helps a styled beard look tidy and smell fresh, it also improves the appearance of your skin.

What you need is a daily cleansing routine to get that facial hair looking fresh. Use NIVEA MEN Sensitive Pro Liquid Shaving Cream + Cleanser to protect and thoroughly cleanse. Pair this with NIVEA MEN DEEP Shower Gel to deeply cleanse your head, body and facial hair at the same time, keeping it clean and conditioned.

How to shape a beard like a pro

  1. Start by combing through the hair to detangle any knots.
  2. Using a pre-shave product, such as NIVEA MEN Sensitive Pro Anti Skin Stress Liquid Shaving Cream + Cleanser, is an important step in preparing your skin before taking the blades to it.
  3. Find the right razor for you and trim beard to the desired length.
  4. If you like, graduate to a smaller clipper setting to fade the edges.
  5. Use scissors to clean up any strays for a more natural finish.
  6. Finish up with some beard oil or a moisturiser like NIVEA MEN Sensitive Pro Anti Skin Stress Moisturiser to prevent dryness.

Beard grooming: keep those bristles tidy

Just like the hair on your head, a striking beard requires time and maintenance to look its best. Cut back on the grooming and your beard’s appearance will suffer. Remember, it’s not just the appearance of the hair you’re caring for, it’s the delicate skin underneath. This is why it is important to find a beard grooming regime that works for you and stick to it - no one wants an itchy beard. This involves washing, combing, styling and moisturising your beard on a regular basis. Only then will you achieve soft and manageable facial hair you’ll be keen to show off.

Step-by-step daily beard care routine: how to groom a beard

Keep it clean

It’s surprising how much dirt and pollution can get trapped in facial hair during daily life. Regular cleansing is the first step towards ensuring your beard looks (and smells) great. NIVEA MEN DEEP Beard and Face Wash can be used to gently cleanse your face and beard at the same time.

Step-by-step daily beard care routine: how to groom a beard

Comb and tame the hair

Starting at the neckline, gently comb through the beard hair, detangling any knots and taming the unruly areas. If you hit any particularly tough snags, don’t tug too hard, as this may pull out or damage the hair. Instead, remove the comb and start again – you’ll get there!
Step-by-step daily beard care routine: how to groom a beard

Find your signature style

An unruly beard can be a pain, so keep it under control with some basic styling. Using a hairdryer and comb to tackle certain curly areas can keep your bristles looking extra dapper. But using heat too often can dry out the skin, so keep it for special occasions.

Step-by-step daily beard care routine: how to groom a beard

Moisturising beard care

Cleansing can strip the beard of its natural oils to leave it feeling dry. It’s vital to replenish the moisture in the skin and hair by applying a rich face cream like NIVEA MEN Sensitive Skin & Stubble Balm to care for your freshly shaven skin.