Having a great beard is something that almost all men wish they could grow. However, specific genetic traits that we inherit from our parents play a huge role in what type of beard we grow. While almost all ethnicities can grow some sort of facial hair, certain ethnic groups have a greater ability to grow facial hair than others.
Latino men face their own set of challenges when it comes to mastering a grooming routine. However, with the explosion of male grooming and personal care products, there are virtually no limitations when it comes to getting the exact facial hairstyle that you have been longing for. Below you will find the five best Latino male grooming tips to keep you looking stylish.
The Difficulties with Shaving as a Latino
The specific grooming challenges that Latino men face are twofold. First of all, Latino men, especially those with a darker complexion, tend to have curly whiskers which can lead to more frequent outbreaks of razor bumps. Additionally, according to an article from The Skin Site, Latinos tend to be much more sensible to benzoyl peroxide, the primary ingredient in almost all acne treatments.
For Latino men looking for a great facial hairstyle that requires frequent shaving, repeated outbreaks of razor bumps resembling acne along with an inability to use products containing benzoyl peroxide can lead to some serious problems. The top five Latino grooming tips below, however, will show you how to confront this challenge to get the quality facial hair you have always dreamed of.
Shave in the Shower
A hot shower will immediately open up the pores in your skin. This makes shaving much easier and will help to avoid razor bumps. Consider putting up a small mirror in your shower or shave immediately after getting out of the shower.
Do not Shave Against the Grain
Instead of shaving upwards, always follow the grain of your facial hair, which in some cases requires a downward motion. This will help to avoid discomfort.
If you are going for a bearded look, do not let your beard get too long. Rather, keep your beard regularly trimmed and you will be able to avoid facial skin irritation due to curly whiskers.
For any sort of facial hair that borders on a long stubble beard or longer, find a quality beard oil and apply it daily. This will keep your beard smooth and manageable and also help to avoid razor bump breakout.
Train Your Beard
The curly hairs that characterize Latino facial hair will need some training if they are going to be manageable. Get a fine beard comb and train the individual hairs (with the help of some beard oil) to go where you want them to go.
Aron James is the founder of StubblePatrol.com. Stubble Patrol is a site on male grooming. He loves to write about his personal experiences.