No-Shave November, No Problem!
It’s that time of year again. It’s getting colder and the beards are getting bolder! See what I did there!? Whether you’re sporting a big beard, a short beard, or even just shaving less often temporarily, beard care is vitally important to keep facial hair and skin healthy and happy. Don’t grow a beard? I bet you know someone who does, so keep reading! Self-care is for everyone and men love to look and feel amazing, and they deserve it too. It’s the perfect time of year to pamper those you love and there might be an exciting announcement in this blog that will provide you with a great gift idea (hint, hint)!
I’m just going to cover some basic tips for beard care. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the beard game or just need a refresher, these basic steps are things that every beard owner should incorporate into their routine to keep their skin and hair healthy and happy. For more detailed routines I encourage you to consult your barber or skincare professional as the details of a personal routine are not one size fits all. However, these basics are a great first step everyone. Let’s jump in!
There are 3 non-negotiable essentials to a beard care routine. You can absolutely add more steps but these three can’t be skipped. They are as follows: Cleanse, Protect, Groom.
Cleanse- Beards need cleansing! The skin at the base needs cleansing and gentle exfoliation, and the beard itself does too. A gentle, non-drying beard or face cleanser like this is perfect to cleanse and protect without damaging or stripping the skin and hair. This is something that should be done daily, so it’s important to avoid harsh products like body wash, hand soap, or even shampoo as these are not designed for the face or for hair that grows from the face.
Don’t be afraid to get in and really massage the skin at the root, but don’t get rough with it. Once cleansing has been completed, gently pat dry. If you need to do any shaving, follow cleansing up with that before moving to the next step. Check out this cool, vintage-inspired, shaving set.
Protect- After cleansing and gently drying, make sure not to wait too long to get some product on. Applying product helps to protect, hydrate, and condition the skin and the beard. Any treatment that needs to be applied will be done at this point. This step helps to avoid itchiness or flakiness on the skin and also treats and protects the facial hair. Our newest product is a perfect option for this step. It’s a Luxury Beard Oil that does several jobs in one. It promotes hair growth with castor oil, jojoba and almond oil help to hydrate and soften the hair. It also boasts the clean, attractive scent of our signature Egyptian Papyrus oil. There's also an incredible Sensitive Skin Formula that has plenty of antioxidants to nourish and repair the skin as well as combat inflammation and inhibit bacteria and breakouts.
This step is so very important to maintaining the health, appearance, and comfort of any beard. In my opinion, Anuket's Luxury Beard Oil is the product every bearded man needs. To apply it, or any other beard product, simply place a few drops on your palm, swipe gently between hands, then massage into that luscious beard.
Grooming is the final step in any basic routine. You may choose to comb, or trim, or simply style with your fingers. This is our current favorite beard comb. One of the benefits of using a product before this step is that they are generally helpful when it comes to taming frizz, offering a slight hold, and overall solving the issue of unruly, all over the place beard hair. This step offers a confidence boost and is a great practice for elevating your daily presentation and meeting the day with your best foot forward.
At the end of the day, whatever makes you feel most confident is the best choice for self-care. Keeping your skin, and that majestic beard, in great shape is a very small but impactful step to take in treating yourself with care and showing up as the best possible version of you. We all love to feel great, and it’s been proven time and again that humans tend to thrive with rituals and routines in place. Do you have a skin/beard care routine? Could it use a little shakeup?
I hope that this quick education brought some value to your routine and I can’t wait to hear what you think of our new beard oil! Please be sure to share this with your bearded loved ones.
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