Sexy Stubble Beards
Mastering the sexy stubble beard is an art that athletes and celebrities like David Beckham, Gerard Butler and Ben Affleck have perfected. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a celebrity to strut a stubble beard with confidence and style. Whether you are experimenting with a beard for the first time, or you want to go from a full beard to something lighter and sexier, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know to pull off a sexy stubble beard in no time!
Not Lazy, Just Sexy
For a very short beard, stubble has come a long way! Gone are the days when a man with stubble was considered to be lazy or down on his luck. Nowadays, a stubble beard is a sign of inner confidence and sexiness that can be toned down for the office and heated up for a night out.
Even evidence based on a scientific study conducted by the Official Journal of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, shows that women rated men with beards to be more attractive, healthier, more masculine and better parents than men without beards. You will be happy to know that women rated men with heavy stubble as the most attractive!
The Stubble Advantage
If you have a young looking face and would like to have a more mature and rugged look, the stubble beard is the way to go! It will give you a stronger jawline while covering up small imperfections like acne scars and an uneven skin tone - without the hassle of having to grow a full beard.
This is also a great option for men who have sensitive skin that is prone to acne or suffer from psoriasis since you don’t have to shave too often.
Another advantage of going with stubble is that it is easy to maintain. With the help of a regular trim on a #1 or #2 setting, occasionally exfoliating your skin (to prevent ingrown hairs) and conditioning your hair is all you need to keep your beard in great shape.
Perfect Stubble Length
Stubble is a great place to start any beard. It is the foundation for anything from a faint layer of stubble to a full on beard. So, how do you determine the right amount of stubble to create your signature sexy stubble look? This really depends on how often you would like to shave.
If you are a man who hates shaving, you would be better suited to thicker layer of stubble which can free you from shaving for up to a week. This is great for men whose skin is too sensitive for frequent shaving or trimming.
If you just want a 5 o’clock shadow, you can grow a medium stubble beard without using a razor or trimmer. If you opt for a light layer of stubble, this will take a little more time since you will have to trim it quite regularly.
Try different lengths and see which one you feel most comfortable with (and one’s you get the most compliments for!) And if you do ever decide to venture into the realms of a short beard or a full beard, you will be well on your way…
Stubble Grooming Tips
Skin needs to be cared for, even for men! The most important things you can do for healthy skin (next to drinking lots of water) is to exfoliate and moisturize it. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells and unplugs pores leaving your skin clean. Gentle moisturizing will keep your skin from drying out and flaking.
Finding your best stubble style is really quite easy. First off, experiment and see which length you feel most comfortable with in terms of look, feel, and how often you need to shave. Next you can experiment and see how you like full face stubble compared to just stubble on your chin. Which style makes you feel more confident? Your friends can also help you to decide - simply noticing the number of compliments you get!
When it comes to crafting perfect stubble you will only need small amounts of beard oil and it is essential that you keep your skin clean and well moisturized. You will just have to clean up any hair that grows outside your stubble zone and you will need to keep your stubble beard trimmed to maintain your look. If you have a thin stubble layer, regular trimming is important – otherwise you can quickly end up with thick stubble or a full beard!
So, there you have it! You are ready to explore your sexy, confident, celebrity side (be your own celebrity) with these stubble beard styles.