Knowing how to apply beard oil properly will help alleviate itch and keep your face as healthy as possible. It doesn’t really matter how long your facial hair is.
The number one reason people shave their beard is because it itches. The reason a beard itches is because the skin, pores and facial hair are not being taken care of.
When should I use beard oil?
The best possible time to put oil in your beard is right after a warm shower. If you like to take cold showers for some reason, just make sure to rinse your face with warm water before you are done. The reason to use warm water is so that your pores and facial hair are as open and supple as possible.
When you get out of the shower, simply dry off like normal, making sure to dry your beard as well. You don’t want a soaking-wet beard for this, oil and water don’t mix. When your beard is pretty much dry, stop what you are doing and apply beard oil!
How much beard oil should I use?
This answer depends on how long your beard is and how oily you naturally are. There are some general guidelines when using a quality beard oil, though:
- Stubble: Use only 1 drop of oil
- Baby beard: Use 1-2 drops
- Mid-length beard: Use between 3-5 drops
- Long beard: Use 6+ drops
Again, this is a starting point. Everyone absorbs oil a bit differently. Your best bet is to start with one of the guidelines above and adjust a bit each day until you feel you’ve reached that perfect amount. A little goes a long way!
How to apply beard oil properly
The process of applying beard oil is pretty straight forward and hard to mess up. If you get the oil in your beard, you are doing it right. But in case you want a bit more detail, here are the steps to follow:
- After you put a number of drops into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to evenly distribute the oil across both hands.
- Starting at the base of your neck, rub your fingers into the beard hairs and touch your skin. Then move your hands up towards your cheeks and up through the rest of your facial hair.
- Keep massaging for a few seconds and then move onto your moustache, you’ll only need a little bit there.
- Comb or brush your beard back into place. Protip: this actually helps spread the oil out and around your beard even more.
That’s it! Each man ends up with his own tweaks to the process in the end. Just stop fussing over how to apply beard oil and start using it already!
How often should I apply beard oil?
Use beard oil as often as you’d like. A really good beard oil should only need to be applied once a day. I usually put ours on once a day or every other day, depending on how often I take a shower in any given week. Sometimes, on days when I don’t take a shower I refresh my beard with a little rinse and some beard oil as well.
Now that you’ve learned how to use beard oil, it’s time to go get some of your own. Not sure what to get? We have two great Australian made beard oils stored in the Unite States. The Bearded Chap Original Beard Oil and Weirdy Beardy Woodpecker Beard Oil are sure to get your lady bait in fine form.
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