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[Guest Post] How to Take Care of Your Skin and Beard during Winter

Winter is here, and that means sudden changes in temperature, cold winds and increased air humidity. Even though we love to embrace it, especially before the holidays, this season can really damage our facial hair, and face in general. However, there are a couple of things which you could try out in order to have the perfect beard you’re used to – take a look at these tips and see the difference in just a couple of weeks:

Cooler showers

It is true that hot showers during winter days feel incredible, but slow down on that, just a little bit. Hot water strips the beard of its natural oils, making it brittle, which is definitely not how we want our beard to be. On the other hand, cold showers make the beard dry. This means that, if you’re taking hot showers, try to keep your beard away from hot water as much as you can. So, it would be more advisable to take somewhat cooler showers (but still warm) so that your beard can grow normally. However, make sure to use a moisturizer and balm after every shower, and never let your face dry by itself, as you’ll end up with traces of minerals from tap water that can cause many skin issues.

Beard oils

Merlin beard oil
Merlin beard oil

There are excellent products for beard care, such as shampoos, moisturizers, etc., but by far the best product out there is the beard oil. If it is used every day, it restores the health of facial hair and the face by providing all the necessary minerals and microelements. Most importantly, beard oil keeps the beard strong and prevents split-ends, which is of crucial importance. There’s no need to spend a great deal of money on proper beard oil, as there is excellent yet affordable Blackbeards Merlin beard oil that you could use. Try to find the best for your beard type and use it every day.

Visit the barber

Many guys tend to groom their beards themselves, but if you lack confidence in this department and want to make sure you get your beard groomed in the right way, going to your barber seems like a logical step. However, even if you do it on your own, it is almost always advisable to visit your barber anyway; the barber will make sure you don’t have any split ends in the beard and repair the damage while carefully trimming and taking care of your fuzz.

Moisturize your face

Using beard balm
Using beard balm 

As previously mentioned, it is very important to moisturize your skin after every shower. Tap water that we use for showering contains minerals that are bad for the facial hair once they dry on our skin. That is why, after each shower, carefully dry your face and beard with a towel. Immediately apply your favourite moisturizer to keep your skin dry. If you’re a newbie or don’t have a favourite moisturizer, you can always rely on Asap skin products as they have very good skincare products. Don’t forget to use these after each shower so that your skin and beard don’t become dry as that can result in dandruff.

Combing

A thing that a big percentage of bearded guys forget is the process of combing the beard. Nice beard is achieved through regularly oiling it, but also combing it after each oiling and shower. First of all, you’ll be encouraging your beard to grow in the appropriate direction. Furthermore, if you comb your hair both before and after applying the beard skin products, you will make sure that they are applied evenly.

Taking care of the beard might sound like a nuisance, but it’s actually quite simple. You just have to be a bit patient and remember all the given tips. Follow them, and you’ll definitely have one of the best beards this winter!

Cover image: © unsplash.com Ali Marel
Beard balm image: © burst.shopify.com 

3 comments on “[Guest Post] How to Take Care of Your Skin and Beard during Winter

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  2. I really liked this article! But my beard is small! Is there anything I can do to generate more beard?

    • Hey Scott, thanks for reading my blog! There are some basic measures you can try out to get a better beard growth: proper eating, vitamin supplements, exercises and hydration. But don’t expect a wonder of these – they are just ment to give you optimization ideas for your daily life. You could also consider a hair Transplantation which is expensive, or consult your doc for a hormone therapy (which can have side effects, thus only indicated in hard cases I guess). I’m planning a blogpost about these matters soon. BR, Mat

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