We do not cover much in terms of skin care for men, but I’m trying to change that now. That’s why I’ve decided to write about beard oil and explain what it does for your skin. So many companies exist today that sells this oil for your facial hair. In fact, companies have a hard time keeping them on the shelves of their warehouses. Using beard oil has gone from being trendy to being the norm. Whether you’re using it or not, it’s important to know that it does and why so many consumers are applying this product to their smelly beards.
What Is Beard Oil And What Does It Do?
Beard oil is what most beards men would consider the most important product that they own. It’s often a precisely measured mixture of blended skin care ingredients and essential oils that can be applied to make your beard look fantastic.
Before I get into what this wonderful product does, let me tell you more specifically what it’s composed of and what each of these ingredients does for your skin and facial hair.
Every beard oil contains two specific ingredients, those being essential oils and a carrier oil. It’s common that some of the upscale brands also include other ingredients such as vitamin E and others.
Did you know that carrier oils are pretty much responsible for providing 90% of the benefits of using beard oils?
They are often made from jojoba, argan, grapeseed, and other natural nuts and seeds. There’s a good chance that you’re familiar with some of the ingredients that I’ve named off. There are many products on the market today (aside from beard oils) which you’ll likely find these ingredients in. This such as shampoos, lotions, soaps, and other products.
These nuts and seeds are used in these products because they are natural and are very effective when it comes to moisturizing skin. Moisturizing your beard is essential if you want to keep it in tip-top shape.
Essential oils are used in these products to naturally help improve the condition of your skin. For example, some essential oils help unclog pores and even work as antiseptics.
Essential oils are always diluted with the carrier oil to reduce the intensity of the oil and smell. Some people can’t stand the smell of many essential oils so they avoid using beard oils in general. To those that are concerned about the scent, the smell actually becomes less potent in just a short period of time.
Why I Avoid Cheap Beard Oils
Some people can’t part with a buck. They don’t like spending money on skin care products, so they go for the cheapest beard oils possible. I’m here to tell you to stop that right now! Cheap oils are not all-natural. They commonly contain chemicals such as silicone which literally have no benefit to using. Guess what, cheap beard oils often leave ingredients undisclosed and that’s something that I cannot agree with doing.
How It Helps Your Beard
If you’re the type of guy that’s attempted to grow a beard, you perhaps have contemplated using this type of oil. If you try and grow your beard for a month or longer, then there’s a chance that your face will get itchy. The reason this happens is because something is happening with your skin, more specifically your sebaceous glands.
This is an interesting fact that I myself didn’t know until I started researching beard oils myself. We all know that your sebaceous glands create sebum oil. What you likely didn’t know was that as your beard hair gets longer, the amount of sebum oil that your body produces doesn’t increase. In other words, the amount of sebum oil that your body produces is inferior in relation to the amount your beard follicles demand.
As a result, when your beard gets to a certain length, it often gets really dry and itches like crazy. That’s part of the reason why many men have decided to supplement with a beard oil. It definitely helps reduce the itchiness as well as moisturize your skin. Beard dandruff is another thing that people often battle. Oil will help reduce dandruff which is a game changer for sure.
The process of applying beard oil is pretty darn simple. All you need to do is apply a few drops to the palm of your hand and rub it into your beard. Once you’ve rubbed it into your beard, you can take a beard comb to it and groom. It’s literally simple as that and it doesn’t get any easier than that. It’s simple enough for you to easily incorporate this into your daily skin routine.
Does It Really Work
Most definitely it does! Beard oil really works and for those that think otherwise, I want you to give it a shot. Heck, maybe I’ll buy it for you if you ask nicely enough. There’s a good chance that your skin will be in better shape, your beard follicles will be healthier, and you won’t have to deal with beardruff.
If you’re interested in buying some of these oils, then you can check Amazon for it. If you’re the type of guy that likes to create things, then you might wish to make your own beard oil. You can do this for about 20% of the typical retail costs. Whatever you do, don’t buy it on eBay or Craigslist.
Conclusion: You Should Use Beard Oil
If you’re wondering whether or not you should use beard oil, I’m here to tell you that you most definitely should try it. There are more than a couple of reasons why you should try and incorporate the use of this oil into your daily regimen if you have a beard. I can almost guarantee that your skin and beard will feel better should you do so.