Chamomile to Calm Beard Burn
Few of us can resist a man with sexy five o’clock shadow, but a steamy make-out session can leave you with beard burn — patches of redness, flaking, itching, and general irritation around the mouth, chin, and cheeks that resemble sunburn. Fortunately, nature’s most soothing herbal leaf can heal distressed skin quickly. “Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, with the power to reduce redness, itchiness, and swelling, and it’s a great alternative to cortisone,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California medical school.
To treat beard burn, steep a chamomile tea bag in boiling water for two to three minutes to release the anti-inflammatory enzymes, then place the tea bag in a small container in your fridge. Once the tea bag is cold, apply it directly to red, irritated patches on your face for instant relief.