Summer Beard Care
Summer Beard Care Tips: How to Care for Your Beard in Summer
Summer is in full-swing, which means it’s time to prep your beard to soak up all of that heat sun. Fortunately, this guide has all of the summer beard care tips you need to keep your beard looking fresh in the coming months.
How to Care For Your Beard in Summer
First things first. There are a lot of misconceptions and bad information about beard care circulating the internet. Contrary to popular belief, your beard will not make your face hotter during the summer. Your beard actually shields your face from much of the heat, sun and grime that would otherwise build up on your skin. This is, in fact, an evolutionary trait that protected the face of your ancient forefathers from the nasty stuff that could have injured their mouth, nose and eyes. Though your beard makes a great shield, it also acts like a sponge that collects just about everything floating at face level, as well as tons of UV light and heat from the sun. The combination dries out the hairs in your beard. The result is dry skin on your face, and a beard that is frizzy, dirty and unkempt. Luckily, there are steps you can take to protect your beard, and ensure your face looks and feels great this Summer.
Trim Your Beard To Make It Grow Better
Though it seems counterintuitive, one of the best ways to protect your beard this summer is to give it a good trim. A shorter beard is not only easier to maintain, it makes it easier to keep your hands off of it. Every time you touch your beard, you deposit the oils from your hands onto the hair in your beard, which keeps it locked away near your skin. Therefore, the best thing you can do for your beard this summer is to trim off the sun-scorched split-ends and grow it out again.
Clean Your Beard To Make It Look Better
A clean beard is a healthy beard. As stated above, there is a lot of crap floating around that your beard soaks up like a sponge. One way to ensure your beard looks and feels great is to keep it clean, especially during the summer when you sweat more often. To keep your beard clean, it’s best to wash your beard at least 2-3 times a week, more if you sweat a lot. But, for the sake of your beard, DON’T use regular shampoo on your beard. It will only make things worse. Hair shampoo contains chemicals that are not meant for the skin on your face. Beard wash, on the other hand, contains a blend of natural oils that not only nourish your beard hair, but hydrate the skin on your face. The result is a beard that is clean, soft, itch free, and smells great.
Hydrate Your Beard To Make It Feel Better
If your beard feels itchy during the summer it’s because the skin of your face is dry. If you were clean shaven, you would use a face moisturizer to hydrate your skin and eliminate the itchy redness. Since you have a beard, you need to remedy this problem with beard oil. Beard oils contain essential oils that moisturize your skin, soften your beard, and reduce the dry skin that makes your beard feel itchy.
Protect Your Beard To Make It Stronger
Though your beard is an excellent shield against the contaminates that would harm your face, it’s not invincible. You need to protect it from the heat, sun and contaminates that make it dirty, dry and dandruffy. Start with the skin of your face. Yes, we are talking about sunscreen. Put it on your face whenever you plan on being in the sun. While you’re at it, drink some water. One of the best ways to protect your beard from drying out in the sun is to stay hydrated. So listen to your partner when they are bugging you to drink more water, and just drink it already.Now it’s time to protect your beard with UV-filtering beard products. Like sunscreen for your beard, these formulas help protect your skin and beard from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. You can shop online, or consult with your barber for their recommendations.
For the Best Beard Care Possible, See Your Barber
Whatever the summer brings, your beard will look and feel great if you follow these summer beard care tips. But why do all the work yourself, when you can visit your barber. They will remove damaged hair, mitigate split ends, and recommend useful products to keep your skin, beard and hair looking their best in the warmer weather.
If you want to look your best no matter the time of year, drop by Goodman’s Barber Lounge in Chicago’s own River North neighborhood for full straight razor shaves, pedicures, manicures, facials, shoe shines and more.