Physical Health, Tips & Techniques, Wellness / Self-Care

Is your Mask stunting your Beard growth? Here’s how to fix a Patchy Beard

words by: Natasha Marsh
Dec 13, 2020

It’s 2020 and masks are required. They protect you from germs and contracting the Coronavirus. But as we’ve seen, they also cause maskne and weird-beard syndrome. That last one I made up but if your mask is getting in the way of your thick, full beard dreams – we have just the guide for you.

Aging, stress, poor diet, genetics or even a fungal infection can be one of the causes of patch beards. It’s a good idea to consult an health practitioner if you see patches or hair loss increase.


Drop the Trimmer

In order to grow your beard, back away from the trimmer. Let your beard grow without limitations for at least a month, eventually it will lead to an evenly grown out beard.


Fall in Line

If you can’t stand the patches while you wait, tidy it up. Keep your sideburns neat and trimmed back to blend in nicely. Style with beard oil and a comb afterwards.


Lather Up

Lack of TLC can also cause patches. A good beard oil or balm can make all the difference. You can also use an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells – this will promote blood flow and hair growth.


Fine tune your Diet

Drink water and stock up on Vitamin B and C.