Fall: the leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp, the days get shorter, and yes, your skin gets dry and your beard gets itchy. What gives?
As temperatures drop, humidity declines as well. It’s this combination that can leave your skin cells and hair follicles begging for moisture. If they don’t get it, itchy and brittle beards can abound, and skin issues like acne, psoriasis and eczema can flare up (aside from your usual dry, cracking knuckles, and so on).
Here are a few sure-fire ways to up your self-care game in preparation for winter.
Beard Oil and Beard Balm for Winter: Use them Together
Your beard or stubble needs extra hydration in the winter time, and the best way to ensure it gets some is to moisturize and then seal in that moisture. Beard oil and beard balm are the perfect duo to get this done. After rubbing a pump or two of beard oil into your skin and beard/stubble, rub a pea-sized amount of beard balm in your hands to emulsify it and apply it right over the beard oil. Don’t forget to rub the balm into your skin as well!
Our all-natural formula with shea butter and argan oil will not only deeply penetrate and moisturize hair follicles -- it will also promote healthy beard growth by preventing breakage and strengthening hairs.
Shaving? Avoid Alcohol-Based Aftershave
That sweet sting of disinfection after a shave has been a manly ritual for decades, but as it turns out, alcohol is not the best option when it comes to caring for your skin: It works fast to strip your skin of moisture, contributing to dry, flaky skin and leaving your skin looking older after prolonged use. We’ve upgraded and perfected the aftershave with our Face Tonic Toner and Aftershave.
It’s made with witch hazel and aloe vera to make sure your face stays both clean and hydrated post-shave. Apply our all natural and cooling Aftershave Balm for a silky feel and truly moisturized skin.
Hand Sanitizer Drying Out Your Hands? Use Our Lotion Bar to Seal in Moisture and Prevent DrynessDry knuckles and flaky skin may come standard with winter, but add daily doses of high-alcohol hand sanitizers and you have a recipe for painful, cracking hands that can be hard to heal. Our Lotion Bar will provide deep moisture to your hands and knuckles with a protective seal of all natural beeswax to prevent alcohol-based sanitizers from seeping into pores and drying out skin. Apply it at the beginning of your day and during mid-day breaks to keep your skin from drying out.
How do you protect your beard and skin in the winter? Let us know in the comments!