Beard oils are in fact especially designed for the beard bristles and skin. They moisturize your face allowing it to look healthy and sleek. Like we just mentioned, beard oils are not only working on your hair—but also on your skin. The reason why this is important is
Hydration is the most important aspect to keep in mind when we talk about the beard and face. it's
Beard oil is a very popular topic among bearded men, so we'll examine the issue in depth.
Growing a beard comes with its share of problems and daily struggles, as most men who have a beard know. Dry skin, coarse hair, beardruff, and itchy, flaky skin are all issues that beard lovers face on a daily basis.
These problems occur because the beard acts as a wick for the natural oils produced by your skin. This process is simple to understand: your beard hair drains out the oil naturally produced by your skin. Without these oils, the skin becomes dry and irritated—and that's when the itching starts. From that moment, on things can escalate pretty quickly. If you scratch where it itches, this will only irritate your skin yet more. This often leads you to grapple with the twin curses of beardruff and peeling skin. At that point, you enter a vicious cycle: your beard hairs can't absorb anything more from your dry skin, so they get dried out as well.
So, those are the causes of beard problems. To your dismay—and to the consternation of all those who want to get up close and personal to your beard, and snuggle against it—it's dry, rough, and much less attractive.
Unless you're one of the lucky few whose beards don't undergo this process, you've likely already experienced one or several of the above-mentioned problems. This is where the famous beard oils enter the game. Beard oils are all different, and they have diverse compositions, but they all start with transport oil base. This base is generally some combination of argan oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, hemp, and oils with similar properties. These oils are mainly used to rehydrate the hair and skin. Beard oils may also contain certain essential oils, such as peppermint, cedar, tea tree and others.
Although essential oils each have their own beneficial properties, most of the time they are employed for their unique scent. Thus, combining them allows their producers to achieve extraordinary scents that are perfectly suited to manly beards.
Let's say you want to use your beard oil to cure a pesky little itch. So, would you just tap a little oil into your beard and continue your day as normal? Unfortunately, the answer is no: that you need only to apply oil to your beard is an incredibly common misconception. Sure, it's better than nothing, but it's not a sustainable solution. You'll remember that earlier we mentioned that your skin was dehydrated? Well, that's what needs to be fixed!
First, you must ensure that your pores are clean. You can use your beard oil in the morning, following a hot shower. This way, your hair follicles and pores will open up well, and they will easily absorb the oil. Cleaning and moisturizing your skin is crucial, especially if you live in a cold or dry climate. If you don't have time for a full routine, you can also splash some hot water onto your face before applying the beard oil.
Depending on the size of your beard, the amount of oil you'll need may vary. However, as a rule of thumb, we recommend that you squirt onto your palm an amount of oil about the same size as a nickel or dime.
As for how much you should beard oil use and how often, that depends on your beard, your skin and the severity of your problems. Another myth regarding beard oil is that it should be used only once a day. Although, in most cases, this is more than sufficient, in other cases, two or three applications per day will be required. Be mindful of the needs of your skin and your beard, and they will thank you. That being said, keep in mind that your beard should be oiled as often as needed. During the driest periods of the year, you might need 3 to 4 applications a day, making sure that you apply it to your beard when it's damp (wet).
As we mentioned above, hydration is the key to a healthy beard and healthy skin. In this sense, it's absolutely certain that washing your beard with proper soap and moisturizing with conditioner are both very important, as they will help your beard reach tip-top shape. We’ll go into more detail about this in under the ''Beard Care” category, which we encourage you to take a look at.
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Now, as for almost every kind of products—they are several types of beard oils.
One thing that notorious beard growers know; is that vitamin E is the most important of all. Not only does vitamin E moisturize and hydrate the skin and the facial hair—but it also helps prevent premature
The sweet Almond oil is by far the
The Argan oil, which is extracted from the Argan tree—originnaly comes from Morocco in Africa. The Argan oil, once used in beard oil will provide an exceptional shine and softness to the beard's bristles. It will also tremendously help hydrate the skin underneath your beard—as well as providing vitamin E. Beard oil mixtures that don't have Argan oil tend to leave thick residues after use, but with Argan oil, it will leave your beard with nothing else than the feeling of freshness and shine.
The name of this essential oil
The Castor oil is very unique—this type of oil has been used for centuries for beard improvement. The Castor oil us
Coconut oil provides a very rich and unique impact on both beard hair and skin. Its health benefits include prevention of hair loss and moisturizing protein. Although some beard oils contain Coconut oil—it is less used than the other oils, because of its solid form at room temperature. We will find it more often in beard balms and butter.
As you probably guessed—the Grapeseed oil comes from the grape seed. The use of Grapeseed oil in beard oil is less frequent than the others oils we just spoke about. The reason being that Grapeseed oil is part of the oils that leave greasy residues in the beard. However, some peoples like the feeling. The Grapeseed oil will also moisturize your hair and skin, but unfortunately, it does lack of vitamin E. Regarding beard oils—the Grapeseed oil is mostly used as an ''add-on'' rather than a ''base''.
Now that we've gone over some of the different beard oils type—you should have a better understanding of the different options that you can choose from. But, there is more to the quest
The number one in our list had to be the Eucalyptus oil. Widely used in the making of beard oil—not only does it have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, but it will also give a wonderful scent to your beard.
Coming in in second place is the Tea Tree oil, well know about bearded men for its magical proprieties on beards—it is a healing against blemish and cut, but also a follicles stimulant that promotes hair growth.
Coming third is the Pinewood oil. When speaking about skin benefits—you simply can't go around this one. Pinewood oil is not only used in beard oil but also in the treatment of skin condition like psoriasis, itching, and other breakouts.
The Fir Needle oil has a quite extravagant ''woodsy'' scent, along with some aromatherapy health benefits—what a great quality for a beard oil!
Cedarwood oil takes the prize for our fifth position—with its Sesquiterpenes, who are special,
Last in our list, but not the least; the Sandalwood oil. Aside from being one of the best smelling essential oils around—it is great to clear up acne and other skin related issues.
Now that we have gone over all the crucial beards stuffs—you might begin to be curious on how to actually apply beard oil. Because in fact, if you want the best outcome, you must follow a special technique. The first thing to understand is that different beard length requires
At the very beginning—when first starting to grow out a beard, you don't need as much beard oil than you would think. Usually, 2-4 drops daily
To apply the beard oil in your beard—
First, let's have a look at your genetics—were your father and his father before him able to grow
Now don't fall for the hold trap that shaving more contributes to beard growth—this is totally wrong. In fact, shaving less contributes to the entire cultivation process of a beard.
That being said, for those of you having problems with the uncontrollable genetic predisposition that won't allow you to grow a full thick beard like Santa—they are many things to try before giving up. Also, keep in mind that even if your friends seem to grow their beards faster than yourself—your eyes are probably fooling you due to the
Because the ideal routine for your skin and beard can be different from your
You and your beard can now enjoy a healthy, happy relationship together!