Let’s talk about wearing a mask and how it affects your facial hair! Right now, things with COVID-19 seem as if they won’t end any time soon. Some people have shaved based on advice from others, but do you have to and how can you take care of your skin and beard while wearing a mask often?
Coronavirus affects the respiratory system and can be spread through droplets. It has been recommended to wear a mask by the CDC as a mask makes it more difficult for droplets to get through and linger in the air, surfaces, or people. If everyone around you is wearing a mask, the risk of getting the virus is much lower as the small droplets they can emit just by breathing should not leave the mask. You should also wear a mask as you may be asymptomatic and can be spreading the virus without knowing.
Some people have shaved their beards in hopes that it will help them avoid contracting the virus, but that's not necessarily true! The CDC did not advise to shave, but instead to wash your beard more frequently and avoid touching it. (If you know you rub your beard 24/7, then maybe it would be best to shave!) Washing your beard once a day if you are in contact with others is a good way to stop the spread.
By washing your beard more often, make sure you are taking care of your beard, so it doesn’t get rough! You can check out our blog on how to take care of your beard and there will be a coupon code for Soft on Beards in this week’s newsletter! (If you have not signed up for our newsletter, you should do so in order not to miss any savings! We send one about every week, so it’s a good way to stock up on your favorites.)
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Stay safe and healthy!
*****Disclaimer: This blog is not a substitute for professional medical advice, it is merely meant to be fun and informative. If you have medical questions, always contact a healthcare provider.
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