How do I properly moisturize my beard?
August 2, 2006 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Help me keep the skin under my beard from drying out during the day!

I've read a bunch of beard AskMe threads and a lot deal with moisturizing pre- or post-shave. However, I have a goatee and about 4-5 hours after my morning regimen, the skin beneath the hairs is dry and a bit flaky.

I'm looking for clear moisturizers I can use throughout the day that won't make my beard/skin greasy or too shiny.
posted by NationalKato to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This may sound like a stupid answer, but it does work: shampoo your beard using an anti-dandruff shampoo.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:30 PM on August 2, 2006

If it is beard dandruff (mmm), try ketoconazole cream.
posted by trevyn at 1:32 PM on August 2, 2006

Have you tried using an exfoliating facewash? Works pretty well for me.
posted by aparrish at 2:42 PM on August 2, 2006

Seconding SCDB's comment - Dandruff shampoo (I use Neutrogena T-Gel) works like a champ for this problem.
posted by deadmessenger at 2:52 PM on August 2, 2006

Yes to SCDB and deadmessenger. T-Gel is awesome. I also recently started using just a tiny amount of crew pomade in my beard, just after showering. My chin has never been happier.
posted by snsranch at 4:39 PM on August 2, 2006

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