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.
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Things you need
- Soy milk
- Aloe vera gel
- 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream
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.
Tips and warnings
- 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.
- If you have beard burn that doesn't go away after a few days, see a dermatologist.
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