Goatee discomfort

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  1. dangermouse

    dangermouse Well-Known Member

    I'm two weeks into growing a round beard (goatee and moustache). My chin was feeling very uncomfortable for the first week or so, that has started to pass but my skin, under the hair, is extremely red and feels like there are dozens of hard spots or lumps. Does anyone know what they are, please and how I might get rid of them? The rest of my skin under the new growth feels and looks fine. Thanks.
     
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Could be ingrown hairs.
     
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  3. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    I had irritation when I grew out my goatee and the struggle was real for about a month. There are a few reasons why you have the irritation. I suggest searching growing a beard and skin irritation. It could be Folliculitis or just something simple like dry skin. Look for a good beard wash and beard oil. It helped me ALOT.


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  4. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I've sported a mustache in the past, and had a year with a beard. But I never felt as comfortable as when I'm clean shaven.
    My advice (sorry if i sound a bit like a wisenhimer). A good shave should solve all those issues.
     
  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    There definitely is a point in beard growth where the person either has to shave or fight through. I wore a full beard (cheeks and neckline outlined) for like 7-8 years, and wasn't uncomfortable, though like you, I now prefer the full daily shave. The 5-10 days each year I skip now feel weird, though it's simply a matter of perspective and ritual.
     
  6. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I'm not a doctor, just a redneck who's seen some stuff....but yeah.
     
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  7. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Self awareness is a great thing
     
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  10. BigMark83

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    I tell everyone that complains of beard itch to muscle through it. It'll pass.
     
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  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Yup.
     
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  12. BigMark83

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    :happy088::happy097:.
     
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  13. Robyflexx

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    It's a normal skin irritation that will pass. Moisturiser is what helped me.
     
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  14. subvet

    subvet Well-Known Member

    Irritation is nature's way of telling you to stop or change whatever is is you're doing!
     
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  15. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    While growing a beard in the past I've used a pocket comb on my face to mitigate some of the itch.
     
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  16. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    It’s hair. Use soap and some conditioner on it and it will soften up


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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    It happened to me during different times when I grew a beard, having to itch it and having red skin underneath, butt I have sensitive skin When I made the switch from washing my face with body wash to natural soap, it didn't feel as bad. And for the past year, no problems........
     
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  18. dangermouse

    dangermouse Well-Known Member

    That's a good tip. Why didn't I think of that?
     
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  19. dangermouse

    dangermouse Well-Known Member

    I hope not, Jorge. There sure are a lot of them. :(
     

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