September Article Godly Beard!!

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Why should I take care of my beard?

Your beard is part of the appearance and influences as much as the hairstyle or the clothes you wear. They say that you only have one chance to make a good first impression so it is important to have a well-kept beard.
We also have to keep in mind, that under our beard, there is skin wich is delicate and needs care such as cleansing and moisturizing.

What should I do to take care of my beard?

We do not have to leave much of our routine of daily cleanliness to carry a beard cared and beautiful. It will all depend on how much you want to involve in caring for it.

Keeping a beard clean and cared

  • Just like your hair, wash and shampoo your beard regularly. A mild shampoo is easier on your skin. We should opt for shampoos and specific soaps to wash the beard, being these less aggressive, less harsh and more natural, since they are usually formulated with organic compounds.
  • After shampooing, you may use a conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. If not rinsed sufficiently may result in flaking. Because beard hairs are so coarse, conditioners will have less effect on the beard than on the hair on your head. But a conditioner will still help make your beard feel softer.
  • The frequency we wash our beard is also very important as we may interfere with the range of natural beard growth. So I would recommend  three times a week and the  rest of the days only rinse with clean water.
  • The rinse is very important, first we will start with warm water that will open our pores slightly and then gradually use cold water, our pores will close and also provide a shiny look to our beard.
  • Gently pat and wipe your beard dry with a towel. Blow drying is not really necessary and can be harsh on your skin.
  • Comb your beard and mustache with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles. Optionally, you can finish up by using a brush.

Based on your preference, you may enhance your beard care routine with the use of beard oils and beard balms, that you can DIY and give your beard that touch that you like.

Yours and only beard oils….

Making your own beard oil is very easy and involves mixing basically two types of ingredients, Carrier Oils (jojoba, argan, coconut, almond or hazelnut) and Essential Oils (cedar, peppermint, lemongrass, amla, cedarwood)

Now before we get into the dough, let’s go over the properties and benefits of both essential and carrier oils.

Carrier Oils

  • Jojoba – similar to the natural human oils and is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Argan – makes skin softer and protects it against signs of aging like wrinkles.
  • Sweet almond – keeps inflammation away, which particularly helps prevent in-grown hairs.
  • Coconut – is one of the best natural moisturizing and hydrating products on the planet, great for dry environments.
  • Hazelnut – helps prevent acne and eczema.
  • Hemp seed – moisturizing oil, helps prevent facial hair from becoming brittle.

Essential Oils

  • Cedarwood – helps prevent acne.
  • Eucalyptus – aids again skin irritation.
  • Lemongrass – invigorates, like a good aftershave.
  • Peppermint – invigorates and refreshes the skin.
  • Amla – repairs damaged hair.

And now without further delay I am going to teach you some recipes of beard oils that you can do yourselves in a very short time and that will also save you money while making your beard be the envy of all Vikings in Valhalla.

Beard Oil recipe #1

  • 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 or 3 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.

Mix together, shake vigorously and store in a dropper bottle.

That’s it! Done! Simple, quick and incredibly efficient, and it works even for your hair, so you have a 2 in 1.

Beard Oil recipe #2

Coco-mint

  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 3 drops peppermint oil

Beard Oil recipe #3

Sweet Mint

  • 1/2oz jojoba oil
  • 1/2oz sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil
  • 2 drops orange oil

Beard Oil recipe #4

Forest Haven

  • 3/4oz jojoba oil
  • 1/4oz sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 3 drops peppermint oil

I hope you liked the post and above all that it has served to take care a little bit more of that beard that you have worked so hard to make it  look great every day.

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