Why You Should Really Own a Beard Oil
If there is one thing to use when taming your beard, it is beard oil. It moisturizes, shines and tames your beard and can elevate your look from ‘’meh’’ to head-turner. In fact, every beadsman should own one.
But to understand the importance of beard oil to your daily hygiene, it is crucial to know the ingredients your beard oil contains.
Typically, a beard oil contains two main ingredients, a carrier oil and an essential oil. For higher end brands, they might even contain an added Vitamin E that helps keep your hair and skin healthy and glowing.
The carrier oil is usually made with completely all natural ingredients extracted from seeds and nuts and makes up about 90% of the actual beard oil. The most common carrier oils used are jojoba oil, argan, sweet almond and grapeseed.
These are found everywhere in the beauty department and not just with beard oils because they are very versatile and highly effective. You can often find these ingredients in shampoos, hair conditioners, moisturizers and creams.
These carrier oils are used for their moisturizing properties and are completely all natural. Sure, using chemicals can achieve the same effect but a decent carrier oil might even give better results.
Essential oils, however, are used for its scent. They are extremely volatile and must be diluted with a carrier oil before using on the skin. They are the ones that turn your beard oil from just a tub of oil to a party in a bottle.
With a wide range of scents to choose from, there is never a shortage for the choices on scents of your beard oil. Some like the citrus scents which are often made with lemon or orange essential oil. And for those wanting a more mellow scent, lavenders and vanilla essential oils are a great choice.
You’ve probably heard it before or read somewhere the importance of using beard oil for every day. Sure, it tames your beard and keeps it looking slick and shiny all day. But there are many more benefits of incorporating beard oil to your daily routine. Here are some of them:
- Gets rid of the beard itch - Every man knows the real struggle of the beard itch. At about one month of growing a beard, you will start to notice the itchiness that comes with it. A scratch can definitely relieve the itch temporarily but ‘’powering through it’’ isn’t an option and doesn’t make you any more manly than your beard. Instead, invest in a good beard oil and you’ll notice a world of a difference. As your beard gets longer, your skin produces more oil to help with the upkeep of your beard. However, our skin can’t provide enough oil it needs and thus making your skin dry and itchy. The use of beard oil can be an added supplement to help keep your beard nourished.
- Say goodbye to beardruff - When you’ve gone on way too long with a beard itch and your skin is dried out like bones, you’ll notice your skin flakes and these white specks coming out of your beard. Beard oil has moisturizing and nourishing properties that can help keep your skin from flaking and drying out.
- Maintain your beard and keeps it looking at its best - When you use beard oil, not only do you take care of your beard but also your skin underneath. And more importantly, it keeps your beard feeling soft and less tangled. It also reduces split ends and can help repair the beard when it comes to a point of feeling a bit straw-like. Overall, it helps maintain the look of your beard to its optimum until it is due for a trim.