Beard Care 101: How to maintain a healthy beard with beard oil
Contrary to what your grandfather says, being well-groomed doesn’t mean that you need to shave. However, if you opt out of shaving daily, it is best to keep your facial hair soft, shiny and smooth. Using a beard oil will help with that.
If you’ve watched any award-shows recently or seen bearded gentlemen in GQ, you’ll notice that the modern beard appears soft and tame (unlike that of Santa Claus.) A few simple steps added to your daily routine will make your beard more comfortable for yourself and your significant other.
What does beard oil do?
A quality beard oil includes ingredients (essential oils and botanicals) that provide moisture to facial hair and the skin underneath. The Port Products Conditioning Beard Absolute utilizes argan oil and grapeseed oil - both of which are rich in nutrients and are easily absorbed by both hair and skin.
If you live in a cold or dry climate, your facial hair may become brittle, resulting in a sharp, course feeling. When dry, facial hair can become flaky. A beard oil helps replenish that moisture to minimize flakes and that rough feeling.
Lastly, many beard oils contain essential oils for fragrance. We don’t like to think of it as the purpose of using the beard oil, but it’s a nice addition. Our beard absolute contains Australian sandalwood and bergamot - a light woodsy/citrusy blend known for its ability to awaken, energize and stimulate the senses. Not a bad attribute for early mornings or long days, eh?
How do you use it?
Use the dropper to put a few drops of beard oil into the palm of your hand. Spread between your palms and allow the oil to warm.
Apply the beard oil to a clean and dry face. It’s best to apply it at this time because the pores are open and allow for easy absorption.
You can use your beard oil every morning or at morning and at night. Daily maintenance and overall health of the beard keeps your facial hair looking and feeling healthy.
Which beard oil should I try?
Our team of grooming experts includes a few bearded gentlemen so they know quite a bit about developing beard care products. Our Conditioning Beard Absolute won a 2016 Men’s Health Grooming award, was ranked AskMen.com’s favorite beard oil and was recognized on GQ.com as a top-seller on TheMotley.com.
If you’re growing out a beard, we recommend that you try our beard oil here.