Jack is back for his first update after shaving his beard. He is also gonna give you three things to prepare your face and skin for growing a beard. Jumping right into it, the first thing you need to do is exfoliate your skin. This is going to open up your pores and allow you to clean your beard and skin. It prevents ingrown hairs and buildup on your skin. You can do this in one of two ways; with an applicator or your hand. Get yourself an exfoliator, but remember not to use it every day as it will dry your skin out.
You'll also want to be cleaning your face. You brush your teeth every day, so why not your face? Get yourself a nice daily wash, and just use when you're in the shower. If you've got oily skin, washing twice a day may be what you need.
Washing your beard is just as important as washing your skin. Beard Wash is different than regular shampoo. It's specifically designed for your beard. You may not need it when your beard is within the first few weeks, but once it starts to get a little longer it's the best thing to clean your beard with.
If you want another step, you can follow that up with a Beard Softener to add some moisture back into your beard after washing it. Still not great for stubble, but it works wonders when the hairs start to get a little longer. You'll want to use it just as often as the wash, just a few times a week.
That wraps up what you need to do in that first week of growing out your beard. Now that we've covered that, it's time to show a little bit of skin. You can already see Jack's beard is starting to come in pretty well. It ranges from the thicker areas under the neck to the weaker areas on the cheeks. His stache is the weakest and will probably take the longest to grow in. You might notice how he has an ingrown hair, so we'll probably deal with that next week.