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How To Perfect Your Beard Stubble

Taking the 5 o’clock shadow up a notch.

Beard stubble is like a middle ground between being clean shaven and having a full beard—it’s a great look on many people. A foolproof pick for the man who prefers to rock a bit of facial hair without maintaining a beard, beard stubble is the perfect way to polish your look. If this isn’t your area of grooming expertise, then you’ve come to the right place. Follow along as we give you the rundown on how to perfect beard stubble.

How To Get The Perfect Stubble Beard

If you’ve decided that you want to go for the beard stubble look, follow our step-by-step routine below to help you get the look.


Step #1: Make Sure Your Facial Hair Is The Right Length 

If you’re starting your journey to bear stubble with a clean-shaven face, you’ll need to grow out your hair a bit. Just like the hair on your head, there is no set time for growing out stubble. Since everyone has a different rate of hair growth, it can take anywhere between a few days or a few weeks to grow a stubble beard. If you already have a full beard and want to scale it back, trim your beard so the hairs are a few millimeters long, or start from scratch by shaving it off and letting stubble grow in. 

Step #2: Wash Your Stubble

Next, you’ll need to cleanse your stubble to remove any dirt or excess oil. Use a facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser, which provides a deep clean and light exfoliation to ensure your skin is cleansed and bright. 

Step #3: Bring On The Beard Moisturizer

Hydration is key for any beard—even when it’s just stubble—so you’ll want to grab a beard moisturizer to get the job done. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert 3-Day Beard Moisturizer, which helps to energize your skin and soften your beard to cover all of your bases.

Step #4: Trim Your Neckline

Once your stubble is prepped and ready, you’ll need to clean things up for a polished look. Start by carefully trimming your neckline. Simply hold your head upright and look in the mirror to identify your neckline. Place a finger right above your Adam’s apple to determine the center of your neckline. Using a small trimmer, take your time and trim your beard downward from the center on both sides for an even finish.

Step #5: Build Your Stubble

Using a stubble trimmer, start with a longer guard (attachment) and trim the rest of your beard. If you prefer a shorter look, use a lower guard and trim your facial hair until you get the desired look.

Step #6: Finish Up With Aftershave 

To prevent any irritation, top off your trimming session with an aftershave balm. Applying an aftershave balm will help to calm redness, irritation or razor burn after shaving. 

3 Ways To Maintain Your Beard Stubble

Now that you’ve perfected your beard stubble, you’ll want to maintain it. Here, our tips to keep your stubble beard in top shape.

Tip #1: Trim, Trim, Trim

Of course, in order to keep your stubble in shape, it’s important to trim your beard. Depending on how fast your hair grows, trim your hair every few days to keep your stubble at a nice length.

Tip #2: Keep Your Cheek And Neckline Clean

While a stubble beard can have a rough and rugged look, that doesn’t mean you should forget about your cheek and neckline. After all, if your facial hair doesn’t grow in a uniform shape, it can ruin your look. Keep a beard trimmer or electric razor handy to clean things up.

Tip #3: Stick To A Nourishing Grooming Routine

Even though you’re working with short hair, that doesn’t mean that you should pass on a grooming routine. After all, you want your hair and skin to maintain a soft and supple look and feel. To achieve that, you’ll want to stick to a skin care and grooming routine. 

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