Beard Care For The Summer and How To Maintain It Properly
As the cool weather continues its recession, your beard doesn’t have to go with it. Here’s how to keep your manly beards and or scruff in check as the temperatures start to rise in the summer months.
Know the Science
Beards are associated with winter warmth, but not for the reason you think. See, while your manly scruff may keep you toasty by acting as a windshield, it doesn’t do much in the way of insulation. That means it won’t retain heat during the scorching height of summer. In fact, some beardsmen even claim that their whiskers keep them cool—dissipating heat as the hairs grow damp from sweat—but we can’t confirm or deny either way. Plus they help to keep bad bacteria out and improve your skin underneath your beard.
Make Cleansing a Priority
Your beards may not act as a woolen scarf, but it can cause irritation when your skin is hot and damp, so it’s all the more important to keep it properly cleaned. Scrub it down every morning or twice a week with a specialized cleanser, like our famous beard washes, The Famous Beard Oil Company offers two different kinds: 8 oz. Eucalyptus & Lemon and Cedarwood & Patchouli. This will remove any grime or debris that might accumulate in your beards, causing inflammation and itchiness.
This may sound a bit like overkill, but healthy facial hair starts with a healthy body. Summer is the season of dehydration, which can cause your hairs to grow brittle, and even more prone to breakage. Ensuring that you drink enough water is the easiest way to condition it. As well as exercise and having a healthy diet of leafy greens, protein and B vitamins.
Freshen Up Your Beard Oil and Use It Daily
The Famous Beard Oil Company offers 12 different kinds of beard oil to choose from! Be sure to read up on them and choose which one would be perfect for you. All of our oils are 100% natural and have their own unique scent and texture. But if you’re applying something into your facial hair and the skin beneath on a scorching summer morning, you might as well make it refreshing. Try swapping out your beard oil for a lighter, citrus alternative, like our famous Nautilus blend, Spicy Citrus, Monk’s Dream or Clean Slate. But it’s definitely up to you to choose which one of our award winning beard oils is best for you!
Pre-Shave Oil Benefits and Why Every Man Should Use Them
How does pre-shave oil prevent razor burn, bumps and what does it do for your skin?
Pre-shave oil softens your beard so that the razor can easily cut through the hairs, without pulling on your skin or causing irritation to the hair follicles. The Famous Beard Oil Company’s pre-shave oils also provides the necessary lubrication for the razor blade to slide cleanly and smoothly over the sensitive skin of the face. The oil clings to your skin and hair, which means that it stays in place when you lather up, providing lubrication and protection for your skin. You should apply pre-shave oil before shaving to enjoy all its benefits. First, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water to open up the pores and clean away everyday dirt from the skin. You then need to put just a few drops of pre-shave oil onto your palms and gently massage the oil into your face. Give the oil at least a minute to soak into the hair follicles, softening the beard in preparation for an easy shave. Finally, lather up and shave as you usually would, using a high-quality, sharp-edged razor.
Essential ingredients of pre-shave oil
Pre-shave oil should contain natural oils, which gently soothe and moisturize your skin to prevent irritation and razor bumps. Here is a run-down of the essential oils you should expect to see in pre-shave oil. Each essential oil works in its own way to protect your skin and improve your shaving experience.
Jojoba Oil is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, it is perfect for using on the face as a pre-shave oil. Jojoba conditions and softens allowing for a closer shave. Jojoba is also naturally anti-inflammatory making it soothing to the skin and reducing risk of razor burn, it’s especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
Castor Oil is a very effective ingredient for softening the beard, so that it can be easily shaved away without tugging at the hair follicles. Castor oil also moisturizes the skin, keeping it soft and free from dryness or irritation.
Olive Oil isn’t just good for the health of your heart; it also offers fantastic benefits for your skin. Olive oil is highly moisturizing, and also has surfactant properties, which means it helps the pre-shave oil to cling to your face, providing much-needed lubrication as you slide the razor over your cheeks and chin.
The Give Voice Project Interview:
A Platform Where Everyday People Can Share Their Story
Interview with the founder & craftsman of The Famous Beard Oil Company. The mission of The Give Voice Project is to showcase the voices of everyday people just, well, doing their thing. Whether it’s working, spending time with friends and family, or immersing themselves into the things they are most passionate about. The Project aims to capture the essence of what keeps people moving along- what is it that drives them to push through each and every day? Do they have a certain mindset or philosophy that motivates them? What do they stumble over? The Famous Beard Oil Company’s founder & craftsman, Eric D. Lough, had the opportunity to share his voice in this interview about his artistry, passions and Beard Company on this awesome project started by Diane M. Ross, Psychologist & Journalist.
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Applying Beard Oil Like A Pro by The Famous Beard Oil Company. Learn to use beard oil without a dropper and with one as well! How to properly brush and comb your beard to perfection and tweak your glorious mustache. Founder and Craftsman Eric D. Lough gives you all the needs and questions in this introductory video and discusses The Famous Beard Oil Company’s newest premium beard oil, Arcadia; Olympus in a 1 ounce bottle! Brimming with the ancient healing oils of Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose Hip Seed, Almond, Argan, Pumpkin Seed, Helichrysum, Safflower and Sandalwood! This beard oil is a crown and one of myth and legend.
Applying Beard Oil Like A Pro