It may seem like only a hipster fad, but beard oil can transform your facial locks.
There are few things as unsightly and uncomfortable as an unkempt beard. Not only does an unshaped beard make even the most dapper look like a hobo, it can also lead to some serious face itching and flaking. Just like the skin on your scalp, if your chin and cheeks don’t get enough attention when you wash, you’re likely to find yourself with a chin full of itchy dandruff.
But fear not gents, the secret to your facial hair woes is here: BEARD OIL.
What, might you ask is this magic elixir? Beard oil, made by many different manufacturers, is a light weight oil moisturizer that not only moisturizes skin, smooths and conditions beard hairs, and often has a nice manly scent that acts like a subtle cologne, but also provides a very sexy sheen.
So why lather up with beard oil?
Your beard often acts as a chin barrier–moisture can’t get through all that hair to exfoliate your skin or replenish moisture. As water his your face, your skin begins to dry out, but if you apply beard oil, you’re actually conditioning the hair as well as your skin. Oil is just as crucial to skin and hair heath as water, because it helps create a barrier against the outside world. Without oil your skin loses it water resistant quality drying out faster and flaking like crazy.
For those not quite ready to take the plunge into beard-only products, consider giving your beard a deep condition by adding vitamin E or jojoba oil to your your conditioner, and don’t forget to really exfoliate that chin!
What do you think about the beard oil trend?
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