Trimming a beard is one of the most basic grooming techniques. It will prevent your face from looking too hairy and also cleanse your face of bacteria that may cause it to be more prone to getting flaky. The next few paragraphs explain some of the ways you can trim the beard safely and effectively.
Clipping your beard is perhaps the easiest way to get your beard to look groomed. However, be careful when clipping the beard as not to end up scratching your face or neck.
Some Tips To Consider While Trimming Beard
The beard can be trimmed by hand or by using scissors for both men and women. You can either do it by hand using clippers or scissors depending on your preference. When doing the shaving yourself you can experiment with different angles on the blade to get a closer shave.
Make sure you turn the clippers over after each use. This will help to prevent the blade from losing its sharpness.
You can also use separate blades for different areas of the beard. You can cut short and close to the jawline to close it up. If you want to shorten the beard use shorter blades and if you want to keep it longer and thicker than that, use longer blades.
Appropriate Tools To Help You In Trimming Beard
For those who are a little more advanced, a trimmer is also available which comes with appropriate tools to assist you in trimming the beard. Most can even be adjusted so that they can be used with a variety of grooming tools. Such as clippers and scissors.
If you don’t want to use the scissors, you can still do the trimming by hand by slicing the beard at regular intervals with a knife. As the blade moves down, a continuous slicing motion will follow. Be careful not to cut yourself, as you don’t want to start shaving with the blade directly above your skin.
A whole-body trimmer is also available and is designed to be used for trimming a beard, head, and neck of the beard at the same time. It is especially useful when the beard needs to be shaved fast. When a large number of hair follicles are present, a beard trimmer can also be used to trim eyebrows, which can leave some stubble.
It Is Important To Shave From The Root Using A Razor
The next time you need to trim your beard, it should be perfectly prepared and razor-sharp. Shaving from the root by using a razor may seem hard, but it is important to do.
If you are using a beard trimmer on your body hair, it is advisable to set it on soft and smooth plastic plates. Alternatively, you can also use a plastic mirror.
Apply a mild shampoo before starting to trim. To help dry the beard quickly, you can dampen a towel with water to make it easier to move the beard off your face.
Once your beard is dry, you can take your electric razor and start to shave off the beard. Start from the base of the neck. Start slowly and make sure you finish the beard off by combing it out carefully.