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Beard burn occurs when you kiss, or make skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a beard or stubble. Beard burn causes the skin to become red and irritated. Naturally, if you are getting beard burn you could ask your significant other to shave more often, but if that is not an option there are ways you can ease your suffering. You may need to try a few different things out before you find what works for your beard burn.

Wash your skin with an antiseptic face soap. Do this as soon as you can after close skin-to-skin contact with facial hair because it may help prevent some of the irritation from occurring.

Massage in a gentle moisturizer. Something that is fragrance and dye free is ideal because it won't clog poses.

Apply aloe vera gel to your beard burn. Chilled aloe vera may be more soothing. The aloe will help reduce redness and inflammation.

Brew some green tea and allow it to cool in the refrigerator. Soak a wash cloth in the cold unsweetened green tea. Wring the rag out and allow the cold, tea-soaked rag to sit on your beard burn. Dr. Jessica Wu reports on the Daily Glow that this helps soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.

Treat your beard burn twice daily with a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream.

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Hillary Marshall

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.