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Growing a beard seems like an easy thing to do. Instead of waking up early every morning for a meticulous shave, you can sleep in. In place of an involved morning routine, all you have to do is wash your face. But as carefree as growing a beard seems, that’s not necessarily the case. Sure, you’ll no longer have an epic grooming session every day. However, you’ll still need to take some precautions to ensure your beard looks its absolute best at all times. Beard oil is a perfect way to handle all your beard needs.
What Is Beard Oil?
In short, it’s the pint-sized answer to all your beard questions. Beard oil is a moisturising concoction made of essential oils and other conditioning ingredients. As an added bonus, there’s usually a nice, masculine scent thrown in for extra effect.
What Are The Benefits of Beard Oil?
In order to truly understand the impact of beard oil, we need to get technical for just a minute. Your face is full of sebaceous glands that generate sebum-your skin’s natural oil. However, they’re just big enough to moisturise your skin. When you start growing a beard, your sebaceous glands don’t grow with it. So now, on top of keeping your entire face hydrated, your glands now need to keep your ever-changing beard moisturised as well. That’s a lot to ask. In fact, that’s nearly impossible. That’s where beard oil comes in.
Think of beard oil as the ultimate sidekick for your glands. It picks up the slack where your sebum stops. Beard oil keeps your beard hair moisturised and soft. This gives your beard a clean appearance. It’s soft to the touch, and the moist state encourages healthy, new growth so you can stay on track for your beard goals.
Some stages of growing a beard, especially the early ones, are just plain uncomfortable. Beard oil is your best defense against the most common growth issues. Among other things, your beard is prone to itching, irritation, and even dandruff. Yes, you read that right-dandruff. When you’re clean shaven, your razor acts as a natural exfoliator. Your morning shave pulls the dead skin cells off your face. But when you grow a beard, those dead skin cells have nowhere to go. Without a proper moisturiser for your beard, you can end up with unsightly flakes. Dandruff is bad. But it’s even worse when it’s on your face.
Beard hair grows in differently than the rest of your hair. It’s coarser and thicker than the hair on your head. And for a lot of guys, it’s much curlier. As your beard grows in more and more, you’re more apt to experience pesky, and sometimes painful, tangles. When you’re fresh out of the shower, apply some beard oil and use a beard comb to straighten things out. Beard oil works as the perfect styling agent.
For the rustic men out there-the guy’s guys-who think beard oil is an unnecessary beauty product, think again. It’s not only a nice boost from an aesthetic standpoint-it’s essential for healthy growth.