What does beard oil do? What are the benefits?!
What does beard oil do? What are the benefits of Beard Oil?
You’ve somehow stumbled across this page, maybe someone has brought you some beard oil and you don’t know what to do with it. Maybe you are thinking of treating yourself to our amazing Beard & Face Oil but not quite sold just yet. Maybe you have been trying to grow your beard and having issues with thickness, growth, beard itch or bearddruff!
Well, we have you covered. Beard oil makes growing a beard easier and more enjoyable, as well as soothing your skin if you are frequent shaver, so read on to find out exactly what does beard oil does, and for all the benefits!
What does beard oil do, what are the benefits?
Combatting beard itch
Beard Oil is a conditioning product that will moisturiser both your facial hair, aka your beard, and the skin underneath. As your hair grows in length, it needs more oil to protect the hair follicle as well as supporting and nourishing the skin. However, our body is custom to making only the same amount of natural oils, or sebum, and often can’t keep up with new longer growth.
You may have heard of the dreaded beard itch or even experienced this yourself. More often than not it occurs in the first 1 to 3 weeks of growing your beard, but can occur at any time, such as through periods of stress, the change of seasons, or even from dehydration and dry skin. Beard Oils and beard butters can be used to help soothe and hydrate the hair follicles and the skin underneath to prevent and stop beard itch. Making it more comfortable for you, and maybe your partner too!
Combatting beard dandruff aka bearddruff
Beard dandruff is a common problem that many men can feel conscious or embarrassed about. Although the underlying cause may be due to a type of dermatitis called ‘Seborrheic Dermatitis’, it can cause red, flaky and irritated skin. Again, just like beard itch, changes in weather and high stress times can cause an increase in inflammation and irritation or your skin.
Beard Oil combined with a regular exfoliation and washing of your beard can help to reduce the side effects and soothe your skin within a week or two. Moisturising your skin and beard is crucial for supporting healthy skin and getting rid of dry flaking skin. Beard Oil can be much easier to apply to your skin underneath your hair as well as include ingredients that are rich in vitamins, minerals and omegas that are perfect for skin health. Keep reading below for a beard and skin care routine.
Beard Oil when used regularly will soften your hair follicles making you beard feel and appear softer and fuller. Oil is the best way to go to soften the beard hairs, but remember to wash your beard every other day to prevent build up of the oil. The beard oil will penetrate the hair shaft and heal the hair from the inside out due to vitamins and nutrients in each product. This in turn will help the hair relax, become less wiry, and even add a healthy shine.
Increases beard growth and volume
Beard oil will increase the health of both your skin and hair which will in turn create an environment to help with further growth. If your hair is dry and brittle it will not grow, or it will break and create split ends as it grows. Keeping your hair nourished and conditioned will help stimulate hair growth and promote a stronger and longer beard.
Why is Hemp Seed Oil the best ingredient?
We use Hemp Seed Oil as the main hero ingredient in all of our Beard & Face Oils and our Beard Butters. When looking for a Beard oil is important to find a natural product that has good quality carrier oils, so your skin and hair can get the best vitamins, nutrients, and minerals directly to be absorbed. Listed below are the benefits for both your skin and your hair of Hemp Seed Oil.
Hemp oil for Face.
Hemp Seed Oil wont clog your pores, which makes it suitable for all skin types including oily and acne prone skin. It allows skin to breathe while delivering very welcome doses of Vitamins A, D and E which your skin LOVES. These can help protect your skin from free radicals while keeping it healthy, clean and glowing.
Hemp Seed Oil is also a great source of Omega 6 (also known as GLA - Gamma Linolenic Acid) which is a vital ingredient in skin care. It has a positive multi effect of moisturising and nourishing the skin, while calming any inflammation and helping to reduce the signs of ageing. It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 9, and together they help to rebalance your skins natural oil levels, without being “oily” and they also help to prevent acne and breakouts, while leaving your skin looking balanced, clean and healthy.
Oleic acid is also found in Hemp Seed Oil. Oleic acid is something that can’t be produced by your body, but as a natural component, it can help dry skin feel more hydrated, and it can also benefit sensitive or irritated skin.
Hemp Oil for the Beard.
Hemp Seed Oil is high in Vitamin E, which makes it a great natural conditioner for your skin and hair. As you rub it into your skin it increases blood circulation and it deeply penetrates the hair shaft giving it a smoother and healthier appearance. It helps prevent water loss and keeps more moisture in the beard, hair and skin, leaving you looking healthier, plumper and more nourished at every turn.
Hemp Seed Oil has also been suggested to stimulate hair growth by penetrating into the skin and hair easily. Not only does it assist with the growth, but it also provides intense nourishment while assisting in keratin production to promote thicker, stronger, and healthier hair.
Why every man should use beard oil!
You don’t have to be trying to grow a long beard or even the two-week stubble look to reap the benefits of Beard Oil. Our Beard & Face oil is great to use after that fresh shave too. Beard Oil will calm and soothe irritated skin while providing your skin with an abundance of vitamins and minerals to help keep healthy, soft and hydrated skin. It can also help new hair growth to come through without causing a rash or irritation.
Creating a beard care routine
Applying beard oil doesn’t have to be a big or stressful event, however it is important for best results to create a good routine daily. We created our Beard & Face oil to try and minimise the need for lots of products and additional steps. So why not treat yourself to a nice routine to help look better and feeling good.
Cleansing and moisturizing your skin is also an important part of daily beard care, especially if you live in a cold or dry climate, or frequent change of temperatures through air conditioners or heaters.
The answer is to use a gentle oil-based cleanser that cleans the face and skin of daily pollutants and toxins, without stripping away the good stuff too. You will feel renewed and clean after using our fresh mint smelling cleanser but the natural oils from the Hemp Seed Oil will help protect and moisturise your skin, leaving it healthy and smooth.
After cleansing and detoxing the skin, the beard oil will moisturise the skin beneath creating a healthy environment for your hair to grow and support gorgeous stubble or a longer beard.
How to apply beard oil
How to use
Cleanse your face with our Peppermint and Hemp Cleanser. Wet your face and put 1-2 pumps into wet hands, rub together into a light lather and massage into your face and neck for 30 seconds to activate the cold-pressed antioxidants. Rinse thoroughly.
Dry your beard with a nice soft towel
Apply Beard & Face Oil: Apply 4-5 drops into your palm and rub hands together. Massage into the skin, then work from the root to the tip throughout the beard. Excess oil can be massaged into the face.
Moisturise your face: Apply a complete layer of our Daily Moisturiser or rub in a few extra drops of your beard oil around your forehead, eyes and checks.
If you have our Beard Butter: Take a desired amount of the matching scented Beard Butter into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and warm the butter. Spread evenly through your beard.
Style your beard: Brush or comb your beard to your preferred style.
Enjoy your day: Because nothing will stand in your way with a smooth face, and beautiful beard like that.
If you have any concerns or sensitivities with face products, please talk to your GP or dermatologist about what is best for you. We recommend patch testing all our products before use. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us.
Your skin and confidence will thank you for it later.
Our director Dave uses the Beard & Face Oil and our Beard Butter. His favourite scent is the Woodchipper. Dave uses both products together each morning on his beard and the Beard & Face oil in the evenings before bed on his face. While our founder Fran actually puts the Beard Butter in her hair once a fortnight as a treatment. She leaves it for an hour before a double shampoo to cleanse it all out. It leaves the hair shiny and smooth. Fran prefers the Classic Citrus for herself but smelling the Espresso Martini or Woodchipper on Dave.
Let us know in the comments below if you use our Beard & Face Oil and what benefit it serves you!