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Life is good. Your beard is growing in great, the holidays are just around the corner, and your boss is being unusually cool. As you stroll through the office in route to recharge your coffee; it hits you…a combination of stale beer, that steak you ate on Saturday, and a splash of your girl’s perfume. What.The.Hell. It’s Tuesday, but your beard smells like the weekend. As a well-groomed gentleman, this is clearly not okay.

We receive a lot of questions about beard care and maintenance. One of the most popular questions relates to cleaning the beard. Washing your beard is easy, but if not done properly, it will dry your beard out and make it more abrasive.

Wash your face everyday, but not your beard. As men, we have naturally oily skin. To keep things clear and healthy, you should wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once before bed. Your beard is a different story.

Our bodies naturally produce oils that help keep our beards happy and healthy. If you wash your beard everyday, you strip those oils from your beard leading to a dry and potentially damaged beard. On average we recommend washing your beard twice a week. If you spend a lot of time working outside, or play sports, you might need to wash your beard every day. That’s fine, but you need to ensure you do it properly.

Use a mild soap. Body washes and regular soap tend to be stronger cleansers and will strip your beard of its natural oils. Normal face washes are not designed with hair in mind, so they too can over dry your beard, leaving it void of its natural oils.

Utilize a cleanser designed for both your face and beard. These are formulated to gently clean your face and man fur without completely stripping your beard’s natural oils. Some also contain mild conditioners that help soften your beard while leaving your face refreshed, energized and clean. Our award winning Face & Beard Wash is designed to do just that. Learn more here.

Shampoo is a good second choice. Shampoo is meant to clean your hair, but not your face. So if you go the shampoo route you will need to wash your face with a separate face wash.

Once the shower fun is done, gently pat dry your beard and apply a dual purpose Face Moisturizer & Beard Conditioner. This product does the work of your daily moisturizer and beard oil…locking in moisturizer, reducing itch, and making your face and beard happy, healthy and well hydrated.

 

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