How to Take Care of your Beard
October 13, 2017 3:41 pm
You may have thought that growing a beard was easy, now you have to take care of it. Like the hair on top of your head, beards require maintenance: washing, moisturising and even brushing. To keep your facial hair looking and feeling good, you have to put in some work. I have put together some top tips on how to take care of your beard on a day to day basis and also when shaving.
Just because your beard is on your face, doesn’t mean that you should use face soap to wash it. Facial hair needs shampoo and whilst it should be washed regularly, it is important to note that your hair on your chin and the hair on your head are very different. Ordinary shampoo contains chemicals which could strip the natural oils from your beard and essentially leave it looking dull and lifeless.
Beard-specific shampoos are available which are free from harsh chemicals. They help soften your facial hair and keep it from becoming dried out. Be sure to choose one that you like the smell of, considering it’s under your nose!
When you do decide to give your beard a shave, it’s important to prepare your skin beforehand. Pre-shave oil is essential to use to soften up your stubble for an easier shave. It provides much-needed moisture to your facial hair, making the pores beneath your skin flexible which minimises any cuts or nicks.
My pre-shave oil has been specifically formulated to give you an extremely comfortable, yet close shave by softening the beard and adding an extra layer of protection to the skin. Simply apply a small amount to the area and massage until only a sheen is visible.
Keeping your face soothed after a shave is key as you don’t want rashes or irritated skin. A good beard balm or aftershave gel are designed to calm and cool the skin after a shave.
My range of aftershave gels are rich in avocado oil and vitamin E which will refresh and moisturise the skin. Simply add a small amount of the gel or balm to the area that has been shaved and you will instantly feel the soothing effects.
Keep it Combed
Using a beard brush or comb will stop it from getting tangled or unruly. It will stimulate blood flow to the beard follicles and encourage healthy growth. It’s particularly important to comb after applying beard balm or gel as this will reduce friction, prevent pulling and minimise hair breakage. As strange as it may feel having to “brush” your face, flattening down bristles does make you look a lot smarter and gives your face better definition.
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