Costumes and taking care of beards

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Tafadzwa Zimoyo –Fashion 263

Hello weekend and sunshine in August.

Apart from being associated with sunny and windy weather, it is also one of the favorite months for fashionistas as they can explore from color to all types of materials.

Again, most people got married in August.

I had a chat with my close friend after attending a glitzy and glamorous function.

The men were dressed in tuxedos, of course, but I noticed the new trend of balding and beards.

Yes, the beard gang is back and now they’re rocking it with costumes no matter how old they are.

There was this guy with a thick salt-and-pepper beard that overshadowed everything about him.

While his out-of-control facial fur may have distracted from the event, it helped draw our attention to a pressing issue: how exactly do you wear a beard with a suit?

Mr. “4May International” always says, “If you want to wear a suit with a beard, first make sure the beard is clean and the suit should be fit and on point”.

By the way, you don’t have to do it the wrong way, otherwise you’ll end up looking like the old Santa Claus.

Also, as wedding season approaches, more and more bearded men are expected to steal the show with their “God-given” stars, so learning how to learn your suit is of the utmost importance. and your beard to play well together.

I won’t say they do it wrong just because I don’t have a beard, but there’s no easy way to tell.

Somehow they seem to lose it because it makes the neck invisible and the head completely huge.

A tip from the style guru (4May-International) is a (elegant) cake-cutting bow tie.

Here are some rules to follow when you want to wear a suit with a beard.

Choose the right type of collar

One of the essential choices you will have to make is that of your shirt collar. With a beard likely to obstruct your cleavage, try a long point collar to give your shirt a chance for visibility.

Avoid round, cropped or spread collars as they can get lost under your hair and never open the collar – there are few looks less appealing than a man whose beard constantly clings to his top button.

Accessorize accordingly

It is imperative not to parry too much.

If you have a big beard, obviously a bow tie works wonders. Instead, reduce it.

Try a thin, color-block tie – perhaps plump for a knitted tie to bridge the gap between your casual beard and your formal suit.

Use a large knot, like a full Windsor, for visibility, and leave your pocket square at home.

Your beard counts as an accessory, so when you start adding tie pins and collar bars and other sartorial extras, you run the risk of adorning yourself like a Christmas tree.

And that’s not the type of cut you should focus on.

Groom as needed

As proud as you can be of your facial fur, if you want to wear a costume, you have to tame it.

Keep it tight, shaved, but still long enough that unsightly chin skin patches won’t show through your beard.

Stand in front of a mirror and put on your shirt and tie.

If you don’t see the tie knot, or even a piece of the neck, keep cutting.

Just make sure that whatever you remove from the bottom, you also remove the sides.

If you simply cut from the bottom up, you’ll end up with bushy burns that will make your face look wider than it actually is.

Others then asked how to take care of your beard.

Well, it’s been said that from neatly trimmed to long, shaggy beards, beards have never been so popular, with new research suggesting that 70% of men have developed one in their lifetime.

The survey also revealed the alarming fact that a number of men with beards don’t wash it off with cleaning or grooming products, which isn’t good news for their facial hair – or their skin. .

In light of the results, health and grooming experts were asked to explain why clean facial hair is important and how to keep your beard in top condition.

“When it comes to men washing their beards, there are two things to consider: health and cleanliness,” says Dr Stuart Sanders, GP at London General Practice.

“From a health perspective, the exhaled droplets from the nose and mouth will be teeming with bacteria, some friendly and some other pathogens (disease-causing) – and they’ll be trapped in a hairy jungle.”

That’s important when the beard’s owner has a respiratory infection, Dr. Sanders warns, in addition to the cleanliness factor: “Who wants to go through life with a beard clogged with leftovers from your dinner!”

Sophie Saunders, aesthetic clinician at Stratum Clinic in Cheltenham, explains that it’s not just about washing your facial hair: “A healthy looking beard comes from caring for the skin underneath.

“Failing to wash can create skin problems such as acne, hair growth and dandruff, which is why it is necessary to take special care of facial hair.”

But when it comes to washing frequency, some experts disagree on the best approach.

“The sweet spot for washing your beard is two to three times a week,” suggests Thom Watson, beauty expert and consultant at Humanery. “You can easily incorporate it into your weekly washing routine by washing your beard at the same time as you wash your hair.”

Saunders says, “Beards should be washed daily with a cleanser – not soap – to remove buildup of dirt, oil, bacteria and pollution. Daily washing will also remove dead skin cells that accumulate and prevent clogged pores and irritation.

Sanders thinks you should wash your beard as often as you brush your teeth.

“I would definitely recommend washing your beard more often than you wash your hair – probably twice a day is advised,” he says, particularly if you suffer from certain skin conditions.

“Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, and rosacea all require cleanliness first, along with proper doctor-prescribed applications. If you have skin concerns or have any questions , see your GP.

The ball is in your court.

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