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The Benefits of Beard Oil

Despite what some people may think, beard care is essential for maintaining healthy facial hair. In fact, it’s just as important to take care of the hair on your face as it is the hair on your head. One of the easiest products to use to keep everything looking great is a beard oil, but why does it work so well? Discover the benefits of using a beard oil as well as our top picks…

What Are the Benefits of Using a Beard Oil?

Moisturising Properties

A beard oil is capable of hydrating both the facial hair and the skin beneath it. This prevents your beard from becoming dry, flaky and dull, instead leaving it looking and feeling healthy and shiny.

Easily Styles

As a beard oil helps to hydrate and moisturise the hair, it helps to tame it so you can style it as you wish. Applying it after showering or cleansing will allow the hair follicles to absorb the oil quickly without needing to use a large amount. With oils, it’s important to take a ‘less is more’ approach. This prevents your skin and hair from becoming overloaded and greasy.

Prevents Itching

Once your facial hair hits a certain length, you’ll probably experience itching if you don’t use a beard oil. As your skin’s natural sebum production remains constant, it won’t produce more to compensate for the extra hair. In turn, this causes your skin to become itchy as it struggles to stay hydrated. Applying beard oil will help to soothe and calm everything down.

Adds Fragrance

Beard oil is often scented, allowing you to add a pleasant fragrance to your facial hair. Usually containing essential oils such as cedarwood and sandalwood, they tend to add a natural musky, woody scent to your beard. Below we’ve included some of our top beard oil picks for improving your beard.

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