Why You Should Be Using Beard Oil

What is beard oil?

Beard oil is usually made up of naturally derived oils, essential oils and fragrance oils for smell and scent. A small amount of oil is applied directly onto your beard working it in so you coat your beard hair and the skin underneath your beard.
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Why should I use beard oil?

If you have a beard, you should be using a good beard oil. The oil will moisturize the skin under your beard and help reduce that itchy feeling we all hate. In addition, you'll have less flakes in your beard or "beardruff." A quality beard oil will make your facial hair easier to maintain and manage, helping you to achieve the look you're going for. Think of it this way... If you were trying to grow a nice lawn that made all of your neighbors jealous, you'd water it, right? Well, beard oil is the water to your beard lawn.

How often should I use beard oil?

No matter the length of your beard, you should be using a beard oil at least once per day. I like to apply my beard oil right after I shower in the early morning and later again in the day around the mid-afternoon or early evening. The frequency of your beard oil use can also depend on your weather conditions and what your face is regularly exposed to. If you work in the arctic tundra, it's probably safe to say you're going to need oil more often. That said, you don't have to over do it. A little bit will go a long way. It's ultimately up to you and what you prefer though.