Get Back to Basics With Simple Beard Care

Why does everything have to be so complicated?

It seems like every year, our lives get a little bit crazier and harder to manage. No one needs that kind of stress.

But you have the power to put a stop to this slow spiral into complexity. Well, at least when it comes to your beard!

Tending to your beard and making sure it is full-bodied does not have to be a complicated affair.

Despite what other beardsmen might try to tell you, there is no big secret to beard care. 

With just a few simple daily routines, you can have the perfect beard.

Before I share this winning daily beard care routine with you, let’s take a look at some of the most common problems people have with their facial hair.

Big, Bad, Beard Problems

Rocking a badass beard isn’t always rainbows and lollipops, and before we share the ultimate beard care routine, it is worth looking at some of the problems bearded folk face.

For those looking to grow a beard, the following issues can be bad enough that they shave off their new whiskers prematurely: 

  • Smell - It might be a stereotype, but in a lot of cases it is true. Built up oil, dead skin and dirt in a poorly maintained beard can lead to some real funky smells. Not cool.

  • Tangles - Nothing can bring a grown man to tears quicker than untangling a mess of a beard. Not to mention it is not a great look, unless you are hoping to attract nesting songbirds.

  • Brittle, Spiky Facial Hair - Especially in cold or dry climates, your beard can dry out fast leaving it brittle and spiky to touch. Maybe there are some weirdos out there who like their hair this way, but most people think it sucks. 

  • Dry and Flaky Skin - An uncared for beard often leads to dry, flaky and itchy skin underneath. Not only does this feel bad, you will be that weird guy in the corner scratching at their beard constantly. Big turnoff.

  • You could just shave your beard off, but that would be admitting defeat. Stay strong and stay bearded!

    Try out this basic beard care technique and tame your wild beard.

    Basic Beard Care 101

    Beard care doesn't have to be complicated, which is why we have put together this basic routine.

    It is so simple that you can fit it into your daily routine, so there are no excuses!

    1. A Simple Morning Routine

    The morning is the best time to kick start your daily beard care ritual because most people kick off a new day in the bathroom anyway.

    It all begins in the shower, where twice a week you should lather up that beautiful beard with some sulphate free shampoo and conditioner.

    This first step helps remove any build-up of accumulated dead skin and oil and helps soften your facial hair.

    Once you get out and dry your beard, give it a good brush to prevent those nasty tangles, then whip out your beard balm.

    Just get a small, dime-sized amount of balm and rub it between your palms before running your fingers through your beard, ensuring you get right down to the skin.

    Applying the balm in the morning helps give your beard form, and is basically a leave-in conditioner keeping it soft and smooth.

    The big upside to this is beard balms smell great!

    2. Lunch Time Beard Oil

    Around lunchtime, it is time for step two of your daily beard maintenance.

    Just as your beard is starting to feel a little dry and sad, replenish it with a few drops of beard oil. 

    Put 3-5 drops of the beard oil into your palm and spread it over both hands. Next, rub it along the sides of your beard and bring your fingers up through your facial hair to evenly distribute the oil, all the way down to your skin to moisturize it.

    If you have a comb with you, a few runs of it through your beard at this point will help to spread the oil out properly.

    This is also a great time to double check for any rogue food particles from lunch!

    Beard oil also moisturizes and hydrates the skin underneath, while also promoting healthy hair growth.

    Bottles of beard oil are also tiny, which makes them very convenient to keep with you while you are on the move.

    3. Tonic at Night

    Once you make it home after a hard day, the last thing you want is to spend ages caring for your beard which is why the night time routine is simple.

    You don't want your beard to spend 8 hours drying out while you sleep, so you should fuel it up with some night time tonic before you hit the sack.

    You can apply tonic just like a beard oil, as it tends to have a similar consistency. Be sure you get it all the way down to the roots of your facial hair for the best effect.

    This will stop you from getting flaky, dry skin and help keep your facial hair moisturized.

    Seek Success With Simplicity

    The lesson here is to keep it simple when it comes to beard care.

    You don’t need loads of fancy products and complex routines to craft the perfect beard.

    With just three products and a few minutes out of your day, you can be the envy of all your bearded friends.

    Thoughts of shaving off your beautiful beard to simplify your life will fade as fast as the 4-week itch when you realize how simple this can be.

    Before you know it, compliments for your epic facial hair will start to roll in!

    So do your part to make the world a less complicated place. Start this simple routine for yourself today and share it with all of your bearded friends!

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