Six Key Benefits Of Using Beard Oil
When you are growing out your beard for the first time then beard oils make a lot of sense and should probably be your first stop when it comes to your beard care journey. Beard oils are primarily designed for the care and maintenance of beards, but also have the added benefit of addressing your skincare needs under your beard. Beard oils typically consists of a blend of carrier oils and essential oils that work together to provide several benefits to the beard and the skin beneath it. So, let’s explore some of those benefits in more detail.
Here are some of the key benefits of using beard oil:
- Moisturises the beard: Beard oil helps to hydrate and moisturise both the facial hair and the underlying skin. It prevents the beard from becoming dry, brittle, and prone to breakage, which can lead to split ends and an untidy appearance.
- Softens and smoothes the beard: The oil's emollient properties help to soften the coarse texture of the beard hair, making it more manageable and easier to style. This can result in a more polished appearance.
- Reduces itching and irritation: Many men experience itchiness and irritation as their facial hair grows. Beard oil helps alleviate these discomforts by moisturising the skin and reducing dryness and flakiness.
- Nourishes the skin: The oils in beard oil contain vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that nourish the skin beneath the beard. This can promote healthier skin and potentially reduce issues like dryness, acne, and beardruff (beard dandruff).
- Enhances beard growth: While beard oil itself does not directly stimulate beard growth, maintaining a healthy and moisturised beard environment can help create favourable conditions for healthy hair growth. By keeping the hair and skin nourished and hydrated, beard oil may indirectly support the growth of a fuller, thicker beard.
- Provides a pleasant scent: Beard oils often include essential oils that add a pleasant fragrance to the beard, helping to eliminate or mask any unwanted odours. Most of the beard oils available from Gentleman & Son have their own distinctive fragrance with endless options that run the full gamut of scents we are familiar with such as woody, sweet, spicy, leathery, citrusy, smoky and much more. You will also find a couple of unscented beard oils for those who prefer to keep it more neutral.
How easy is it to apply beard oil?
If you are a first-timer or you are in the early stages of growing your beard you will quickly realise from the benefits listed above that a quality beard oil should be the bare minimum needed to care for and maintain your beard. So how easy is it to apply beard oil?
When using beard oil, it's typically applied by placing a few drops onto the palm of the hand, rubbing the hands together, and then evenly massaging the oil into the beard and the skin beneath it. This should be done daily or as needed, depending on personal preference and the length and thickness of the beard. And as your beard grows you should also consider a beard comb to assist in caring for your beard.
What other beard care products should be considered?
As you transition from short to medium and long beard lengths, your beard care routine will start to evolve as you consider a good beard wash with conditioner to keep your beard clean, a beard balm to help shape and style your beard and also a quality beard butter to nourish and moisturise your beard.
Where to find our curated collection of beard oils.
For more on beard oil products available you can explore the complete range including some options created by the very beard centric brands such as Jericho Australia, Captain Fawcett, Milkman Grooming Co, Proraso and Stag Supply.