Beard growth can be a fickle thing. Sometimes, you'll wake up with a glorious mane of facial hair that makes you feel like the king of your domain. Other times, it's more like an overgrown hedge than a beard, and you look like an unkempt mess rather than King of Your Domain. If your cheeks haven't been growing in as well as the rest of your face, it could be for any number of reasons — but there are ways to fix them! So put down that razor and keep reading...
Reasons why your beard might not grow on your cheeks.
There are a couple of reasons why your beard might not grow on your cheeks.
You could have sensitive skin, which can cause irritation and inflammation in the area where you shave. This will prevent facial hair from growing because it's too painful to grow there.
Your nutrition may be lacking some nutrients that are important for healthy hair growth. If this is the case, try eating more foods high in vitamin A (like carrots) or zinc (like oysters).
The wrong razor could also be causing issues with beard growth on your cheeks--if you're using an old razor or one without enough blades, it can damage the follicles when they're trying to push through the surface of your skin.
Have you got a particularly stubborn patch of facial hair?
If you have a patch of facial hair that won't grow, it could be that your body is not producing enough testosterone. In this case, it might be worth visiting the doctor to find out if there's anything they can do to help.
On the other hand, if you are taking medication and finding that it affects your beard growth negatively then talk to them about changing medications or lowering dosages until things start moving in the right direction again!
Is your skin is sensitive to the razors?
The skin on your cheeks is more sensitive than other parts of your face. This is because it has less hair and therefore gets more exposure to the elements, such as shaving cream and razors. Some people are more prone to skin irritation than others, so if this is happening to you, there's a good chance that it's not just because of a bad razor but also an issue with how sensitive your skin is.
Some people get acne when they shave their faces (or anywhere else), others get razor bumps or ingrown hairs due to using products with ingredients that don't agree with them or otherwise irritate their skin after shaving. If this sounds like what's happening to you, try switching up what products or tools you're using when grooming--maybe try shaving less often?
Your nutrition isn't ideal for beard-growing.
As a general rule, you want to eat a balanced diet. A healthy diet should include lots of fruits and vegetables--preferably fresh ones--as well as lean meat (such as chicken breast), fish, and eggs. You should also be sure that you're getting enough calories from your food; you can use this calculator to figure out how many calories are right for your body type and activity level.
For growing hair on your face, it helps if you get enough protein in your diet. Protein helps build muscle mass which promotes circulation in the skin so that nutrients can reach hair follicles more easily; this makes them stronger so they last longer before falling out or breaking off at their roots (which causes bald patches). Vitamin D has been linked with increased testosterone levels which may lead to more rapid growth of facial hair too!
A healthy diet and lots of sleep will help your body grow.
A healthy diet and lots of sleep will help your body recover so your facial hair can grow more evenly.
Eat a balanced diet. Avoid skimping on the fruits and vegetables, which are full of nutrients that promote healthy hair growth.
Don't over-exercise or smoke cigarettes or drink too much alcohol (more than two drinks per day). These activities can drain the body of energy, making it harder for facial hair to grow in properly.
Now that you know how to get rid of a stubborn patch of facial hair, we hope you'll be able to grow a beautiful beard! Keep in mind that it can take some time to find the right combination of products and techniques for your unique skin type. But if you stay diligent and keep trying new things until something works--and remember: don't give up--then eventually those patches will disappear.