Oiling your beard is one of the best things you can do to make it look as healthy and shiny as possible. It’s also one of the most important beard maintenance routines to keep in mind because it allows your skin and hair to stay moisturized, which is especially important during the cold season when you’re more likely to suffer from dry skin and hair, both on your face and head. As such, if you want to learn how to apply oils on your beard correctly and get the best results from doing so, read our 10 tips below and pay special attention to the last one!
1) What you need
The most important thing is to have carrier oil. This oil can be olive oil, jojoba, or even coconut oil. You might want to use your beard as a guide for how much you need, but a general guideline is that you’ll need about 2 teaspoons of carrier oil per ounce of essential oils. The carrier oils do not carry the fragrance with them as essential oils do. They help dilute them so that they won’t feel too harsh on your skin.
2) A proper base
A proper base is crucial for beard oil application. If you don’t have a good base, then your beard may not absorb it well. A lot of people apply their oils in the shower right before they wash their face so that it has a chance to absorb them into their skin. You can also use an unscented lotion as a base or even just plain old jojoba oil!
3) Don’t overdo it
Oiling your beard is a great way to nourish your skin, but make sure not to overdo it. One of the most common mistakes people make with beard oil is using too much. Applying more than a few drops at a time can cause you to experience irritation or breakouts. This can happen because oils are very heavy and when there’s too much, they can actually clog up your pores.
4) Starting from the bottom up
-Start by moisturizing your beard. Use beard oil, balm, or butter.
-Apply beard oil starting from the bottom up.
–Massage your face with the oils for a few minutes before washing it off with warm water and then dry off with a clean towel.
-You should apply beard oil at least twice a day, in order to make sure that you are getting enough hydration.
5) Where to get started?
If you are looking for a natural solution, oils are your best option. Here are some tips on how to apply oils for the best results:
- Start with an oil that is light in texture so it does not weigh down your beard. Some light oils include jojoba, argan, grape seed, or sweet almond.
- Mix two tablespoons of oil with three tablespoons of carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil if you want a heavier formula.
6) The best time for application?
The best time for application is after a shower or bath when your skin and pores are open. With this in mind, it is best not to apply oils before you wash your face as it will be difficult for them to absorb into your beard.
7) Take care of the skin around your facial hair area
As your beard grows, the skin will start to stretch out. You can prevent this by applying a natural oil or lotion in this area. The best time is after you shower when your skin is still damp. This will moisturize your skin, soften it up and make it easier for you to trim your facial hair without cutting into your skin.
8) When unexpected things happen
If you’ve never used beard oil before, you may be wondering how much to use. It really depends on a few things, such as your hair density, skin type, and what you’re using it for. I recommend starting with a small amount of oil (a dime-sized amount should do) and slowly working your way up from there as necessary.
9) How often should I do this?
The steps for applying beard oil are simple:
- Squeeze a few drops of beard oil onto your palm
- Rub your hands together
- Massage the oil into your beard, starting at the area under your chin. Repeat as needed.
- Wipe off any excess oil on your face with a cotton pad or tissue.
10) Conclusion – Is it worth all these efforts?
It is often said that a man’s beard speaks volumes about his overall appearance. Unfortunately, most of us don’t speak fluent beardspeak. In other words, we’re not sure how best to take care of our beards. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. All you need are a few simple pointers for applying oils to your beard and getting the best results.