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How to Get Rid of Beard Burn on Chin

Updated April 17, 2017

Beard burn is the irritation of the skin that happens when skin comes in contact with coarse facial hair. Beard burn on the chin is relatively common after kissing a man with a beard for a long period of time, and several products that help relieve beard burn are available over the counter. To eliminate the chances of getting beard burn from kissing a man with a beard, you can ask him to shave regularly. If that's out of the question, stock up on a few items you can use whenever you start to feel the beginnings of beard burn.

Soak a washcloth in cold soy milk, and apply it to your chin for five minutes. Soy milk contains ingredients that help fight inflammation.

Rub cool aloe vera gel on your chin to help alleviate the irritation.

Apply 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream to your chin twice a day for two to three days after getting beard burn to relieve itchiness.

Tip

If possible, avoid using acne products containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or retinoids for a few days before kissing a man with coarse facial hair. Using these products may accentuate the effects of beard burn.

Warning

If you have beard burn that doesn't go away after a few days, see a dermatologist.

Things You'll Need

  • Soy milk
  • Aloe vera gel
  • 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream
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About the Author

Woodrow Savage has been contributing to daily and weekly newspapers since 2008. He has served as a reporter, copy editor and photographer for publications such as the "Montana Kaimin." Savage is completing his bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Montana.