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Why Beard Oil Is the Best Moisturizer You’re Not Using

Why Beard Oil Is the Best Moisturizer You’re Not Using

There’s no doubt that beard culture has infiltrated pop culture.  The guys in your Instagram feed, A-list celebs on the Oscars red carpet and yes, your resident lumberjack—they’re all sporting various sizes and shapes of beards.  There was even a study that proved men with beards have a better chance of ending up in a long-term relationship.  While you may have decided to grow one yourself, it’s likely you don’t know about beard oil.

On the surface, beard oil seems like one of those unnecessary products created to capitalize on beard culture.  But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Beard oil is specially formulated from a mixture of essential oils and natural ingredients.  For example, Barber Art’s Lavender Oil is crafted from almond, avocado, jojoba oil, argan oil and eucalyptus oil.  This Lavender Oil is paraben-free, sulfate-free, gluten-free and free of any harmful chemicals that damage your beard hair or skin.

The greatest benefit of beard oil is its moisturizing properties.  Your face is covered in sebaceous glands which produce sebum, your skin’s natural oil.  They’re big enough and strong enough to keep your face hydrated.  But once you start to sprout beard hair, those glands are no longer sufficient to keep both your new hair and your skin moisturized.  Beard oil offers a strong assist to keep your beard hair soft while also hydrating the skin underneath.

But there’s more.

Beard oil is your best defense against common beard problems like itchy beard, dandruff and irritation.  It keeps your hair soft and detangled.  It’s perfect for helping with styling once your hair is long enough to twist and turn into something creative.  Additionally, beard oil promotes healthy growth and helps repair damaged follicles.

In addition to Lavender Oil, Barber Art offers Sandalwood and Rosemary varieties.  Each one offers the same benefits while leaving your beard soothed and refreshed.  The scents will please those who get up close and personal while providing a masculine aroma that rivals the best colognes and musks.

For those guys who thought growing a beard was as simple as letting it grow, think again.  You can’t just stop shaving and think you’ll achieve Idris Elba beard perfection with no effort.  On the bright side, applying beard oil is easy.  Unless you look like Rip Van Winkle, you’ll only need a dime-sized amount.  Rub it briefly in the palm of your hand to warm it and apply evenly.  Just one application in the morning is enough.  This should get you through the day unless you have one of those marathon work sessions.  It’s literally one extra minute in your morning routine—far less time than you’d spend shaving.

Barber Art isn’t just an expert in the area of beard care.  The brand also offers hair products, body washes and face washes.  You’ll start out caring for your whiskers.  You’ll end up revamping your whole routine.

To dive deeper and decide which beard oil is best for you, visit Barber Art’s website today.

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