Whiskers are different from scalp hair. The follicles are thick, wiry, sharp, and often curly. They can turn and rub against your face, making it itchy and very uncomfortable. Additionally, now that you’re not shaving, you’re not applying moisturizers (which are added to shaving creams) to your face on a regular basis—which, ironically, leads to dryer skin (it’s not uncommon to develop “beardruff” when you grow your whiskers). Use a beard oil on a regular basis to keep your beard soft and comfortable, and your skin hydrated.