Taking care of your skin is crucial, especially when it comes to facial hair. Whether you sport a full beard or a sleek mustache, it's essential to maintain a healthy, clean complexion. Failure to do so can result in dry, itchy facial hair and the oh so embarrassing “beardruff.” Going deeper, poor grooming habits/products can result in damage to your skin’s barrier function and disruption of your skin’s microbiome which can lead to a whole host of of other skin problems.
With so many beard care products on the market, it can be challenging to know where to start, especially if you care about your skin as much as your beard. That's why we've created a two-step skincare routine that stacks our award-winning Cleanse and Hydrate products. This simple routine is designed to cleanse, soothe, hydrate and support your skin’s barrier function, leaving you with a healthy, refreshed complexion. On the facial hair front, it helps to reduce beard itch, irritation, beard flakes, and split ends all while softening your scruff and supporting healthy beard growth.
In this post, we'll take you through the steps of this highly effective routine and explain the benefits of each product for men with facial hair.
Cleanse: The First Step to a Healthy Beard and Skin
Cleanse: Daily Probitoctic Face + Beard Wash is not just a beard wash. It is a facial cleanser designed for men with facial hair. When it comes to men’s grooming, the beard care brands focus on facial hair and the skincare brands focus on the skin. That means with traditional products you need a beard wash AND a face wash. Not with Cleanse. This powerhouse is all you need to care for both your face and face fur. Organic aloe vera and niacinamide help to soothe and hydrate both the skin and the beard while balancing oil production. It also contains tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil, which work together to fight bacteria and prevent breakouts, leaving the skin and beard clean and fresh. Our probiotic technology positively influences both the quality and speed of epidermal growth resulting in better barrier function, recovery and skin renewal.
How to use Cleanse:
- Wet your face and beard with warm water.
- Apply 1 - 2 pumps of Cleanse to your fingertips and massage it into your skin and beard using circular motions.
- Rinse your face and beard thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
How often should you wash your face and beard?
Face – Wash your face at least once per day but no more than twice a day. Over washing can damage your skin and result in excessive oil production.
Facial Hair – You only need to lather up your beard 1 – 2 times a week, or as your lifestyle demands (fret not mud wrestlers, Cleanse is safe to use on your beard everyday if needed). On the days you are only washing your face, you still want to rinse your beard with water, just no need to suds it up.
Since Cleanse is designed for both your face and beard, on the days you are not washing your beard, simply massage Cleanse into your face and neck then thoroughly rinse your face and beard. No need for a separate face wash!
Step Two: Hydrate for Moisturized, Healthy Skin and Beard
After cleansing, it's essential to moisturize your skin and beard to keep them healthy and hydrated. Hydrate Daily Probiotic Face + Beard Moisturizer is a lightweight, fragrance-free fast-absorbing moisturizer designed for men with facial hair. Organic aloe vera, jojoba oil, and hyaluronic acid work together to soothe and moisturize both the skin and the beard without leaving a greasy residue. From reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to stopping beard itch and irritation, Hydrate does everything a man needs it to do.
How to use Hydrate:
- Apply one to two pumps on to your fingertips.
- Massage into your skin and beard using circular motions until absorbed.
For best results, apply immediately after towel drying. One way moisturizers work is by retaining moisture in the skin and beard. When we shower or wet our face and beard, additional moisture is pulled into both. Once we dry off, that excess moisture begins to evaporate. Applying a moisturizer after towel drying helps to lock in that additional moisture and provides far better results than just applying to parched skin.
Note: If you use our Refresh Eye Cream, apply it before Hydrate. If you using beard oil or beard balm, apply after Hydrate.
The Power of a Two-Step Skincare Routine
By following this two-step skincare routine, you can quickly achieve clean, well-hydrated skin and facial hair that look and feel amazing. Our natural ingredients and probiotic technology are gentle on the skin and beard, making them perfect for everyday use.
This quick skincare routine is super simple to incorporate into your bathroom time, and its effectiveness will leave your skin and beard looking and feeling their best.
Join the 1000s of men who've already leveled up their grooming game. Give it a try today risk free today and let us know how it works for you!
Your Grooming Journey Continues: What's Next?
While these two products do the heavy lifting, what if you beard needs to be tamed? What if you love the look of a well oiled, glistening beard? In our next post we’ll talk about how to add a beard oil or beard balm to your grooming routine.