If you took part in Movember this year and you’re looking to rock the facial hair through the final month of the year too, you’ll want to read this. To help you look after your beard through the Christmas period and beyond, we’ve put together our 12 beard care tips for Christmas to help you keep that facial hair healthy, smooth, and free of irritation.
Everyone has different daily commitments, and some of us may have more time than others to get ready in the morning. Throughout the Christmas period, festive plans may prevent you from having the time, or may even give you the luxury of spending more time on your beard care routine. Do what works for you each day, whether it’s a quick trim and a comb on a weekday or applying beard oil after washing.
It may seem like a strange request, but when the colder weather hits you’ll need to care for your beard and skin more than usual to prevent it from becoming dry and itchy. If the temperatures are about to plummet, take extra care to moisturise thoroughly underneath your beard and keep your beard moisturised too. When shaving your beard, use a quality aftershave for extra protection.
Instead of simply styling your beard with a handful of product before you travel to your next Christmas market, you should get into the habit of brushing it with a beard brush or comb to get rid of any knots, kinks or curves. Your beard will become easier to style as a result. Make this a daily routine and you’ll be able to train your beard into sitting exactly how you want.
Beard oil has many great qualities and works wonders for your beard. It can help with your beard growth, ensuring it grows thicker and stronger, and make your beard much easier to manage on a day to day basis. The best part is that beard oil is quick and easy to use no matter how much time you have, but of course the more time you take to work in the oil, the better the results will be.
Using special beard trimming scissors allows you to make small adjustments to the style of your beard with ease, and helps you shape it in a way to suit you. It can feel daunting if you’ve never trimmed your facial hair before, but with a bit of practice and the right tools you can create new looks to suit a range of occasions, and even temperatures! As it’s getting colder outside, you may want to grow your facial hair a little longer to give your face some extra warmth.
Washing your beard too often can create a dry and wiry feel which can be difficult to look after and may result in you wanting to shave off your beard all together. Wash 2 or 3 times a week (depending on how active you are) with a dedicated beard wash to keep your beard clean and healthy and the skin underneath fresh and free from skin flakes.
Whether you sport a long beard or a smaller moustache, there’s nothing quite like creating your own style. Use styling beard balm to smooth or style different areas of your beard, control flyaway strands and keep everything where it should be. Styling products such as balm work best with a slightly damp beard, but you can use heat to dry and shape it if you need to.
Keeping your beard healthy and clean takes a lot more than just washing, brushing and trimming. We know Christmas is a time for indulging in the type of food you wouldn’t eat every day and having a tipple or two, but a consistently unhealthy lifestyle can mean bad news for your beard. Exercise, eat and drink well, and get the right amount of sleep to help your beard reach its full potential.
Aftershave has many benefits for your skin so it’s important to use it when you have finished shaving the areas of your neck and face not covered by your beard. A good quality aftershave will disinfect and soothe the skin after shaving, enabling you to personalise your shaving experience. Not only that, but a good aftershave will always have a pleasant fragrance too.
From beard shampoos and conditioners to wax and oil, you’ll usually find that natural products are kinder to your skin and facial hair. If you choose products with lists of chemicals or unnatural ingredients, your skin and beard might not get the nourishment they need. Contact us if you need any recommendations.
The skin underneath your beard needs to be kept healthy to ensure your beard looks well maintained. If you don’t cleanse or moisturise your face or exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells, your skin will become flakey and cause dandruff to build up in your beard; not a look that anybody wants! Use quality moisturisers and cleansers to really look after your skin.
Who says you can’t decorate your beard for Christmas? Use some novelty decorations and baubles to give your guests something to talk about this Christmas!
Do you have any more beard care tips in the run up to Christmas? Let us know your routine in the comments below!