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From swapping guards to keeping the blades oiled, you can get a great trim and clean your trimmer in minutes.

When it comes to beard maintenance, quite a number of men are not very conversant. Some will follow the wrong procedure, others will use a low-quality trimmer, while some will opt to visit a salon rather than doing it themselves.

These inconveniences are experienced despite the availability of online resources, which can guide you how to maintain a beard easily and safely. The following are some handy tips for maintaining a beard.


1. Learn How to Use a trimmer

Before you begin shaving your beard or mustache, you should first pick a beard trimmer and learn the art behind it. How is the trimmer held? Which one is perfect for you? How much pressure should you apply? Is it safe to use in very wet conditions?

These are some of the guiding questions that will assist you to choose the right. It is always a good thing to get familiar with how to operate beard trimmers


A trimmer can clean up that winter beard you’ve been working on, making it look intentional and respectable.

2. Wash the beard occasionally

It pays to regularly wash the beard as this helps to eliminate dirt, dust, germs, bacteria and other things. It also moisturizes the hairs and skin and improves the circulation for a healthy looking beard.

You should use good cleansers that are safe for the skin and don’t contain toxic compounds. The use of good beard balms or beard oils is also encouraged as it helps in styling the beard as well as locking in moisture for better protection.

3. Know your face

The shape of your face will influence how well you look after trimming or maintaining your beard. Yes, a certain style may look good on your friend who has an oval shape. However, it may not look so good on your round face. You should use a handy chart to identify the styles that will suit your face.

4. Use good beard oil

Trimming a beard may look easy. And due to this many people trim it without using oil. Sadly, they irritate the skin, get injuries, and may leave the skin a little dry. It is always advised to use a good oil to moisturize the beard.
There are many types of beard oils on the market and it is important to pick a good one.


The chart is a handy reference guide that you can, and should, consult often.

5. Work on the Mustache too

The beard and mustache go together. It’s critical to also maintain the mustache while working on the beard. Give it the same priority as you would to the beard and ensure you follow the best procedures.

Experts encourage people to apply moustache waxes since they offer protection to the hair follicles and skin. They also help to keep the hairs intact. You also should not forget about the hairs inside the nose.

In Conclusion

There you have it. The key tips for optimizing and maintaining your beard. We have covered the most basic techniques that will suit any kind of beard. We also briefly touched on the essential products and accessories, which include beard trimmers, balms, oils, and waxes. By following the above tips, beard maintenance will no longer be a problem.


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They also said that senior officials of the Indian space agency should address the employees on what is happening in the sector and how it will pan out so that uncertainty and confusion are addressed.

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"Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person's privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm," Twitter said in a blog post late on Tuesday.

"The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities. When we receive a report that a Tweet contains unauthorised private media, we will now take action in line with our range of enforcement options," the company informed.

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Spending on software is forecast to total $10.5 billion in 2022, up 14.4 per cent from 2021.

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While experiencing a slower growth rate than 2021, spending on software in 2022 is forecast to be nearly double of what it was pre-pandemic.

"India has experienced one of the fastest recoveries despite being one of the worst hit regions in the second wave of the pandemic in early 2021," said Arup Roy, research vice president at Gartner.

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