Ah beardruff, one of the biggest pain points when it comes to having a beard.
There is absolutely nothing worse than going to itch your beard and noticing that the skin is shedding off your face and on to your favorite t-shirt.
Not only is your beard so dry that the itching is driving you up the wall, but also its likely going to be a bit more on the brittle side and very much susceptible to developing split ends.
But check this out:
All of this horrible itching sensation and split ends could have easily been prevented by the simple use of your favorite beard oil by Vintage Grooming.
But before we go on examining why beard oil is so great, its important to first look at what causes beardruff to begin with:
At the base of every one of your beard follicles you have these tiny little glands called sebaceous glands.
These glands are finite in size and produce an oil throughout the course of the day called sebum oil.
Sebum oil is necessary in order to keep both your beard and skin well hydrated and nourished.
Now here's the kicker though:
While your beard may get longer and longer, your sebaceous glands stay exactly the same size and never increase the production of sebum oil.
Therefore when men grow a beard for a few weeks, they will often cite that their beard is too itchy and that they just want to simply shave it completely off.
You can’t really blame them though, who would want to grow a beard if it means extreme discomfort?
However, what all these men are lacking is a quality beard oil or balm like the ones offered in the Vintage Grooming shop.
You see beard oils and balms contain ingredients that compliment the natural oils that are being produced by your body.
These oils help to not only soften up your beard, but will allow your skin to stay well hydrated in order to prevent any sort of flaking and eventual split ends.
Here's a breakdown of how carrier and essential oils work in tandem with each other:
Carrier oils come in several different varieties. Some of the most popular carrier oils include jojoba, argan, apricot kernel, and grape seed oils to just name a few.
In fact you can find beard oils that contain these popular carrier oils such as the Wildwood Beard Oil.
These same carrier oils are also found in several other products beyond just beard oils including the best shaving creams, pre shave oils, aftershave balms, lotions, shampoos, and even lip balms.
Carrier oils tend to be muted in scent and are largely responsible for delivering all the great benefits found in any type of beard oil.
Furthermore, carrier oils do a great job at helping out your natural sebum oil that is being produced by your sebaceous glands of which will completely get rid of any sort of general skin irritation or nasty beard itch that you may experience when growing a beard.
Beyond fighting beardruff, carrier oils also help to soften up your beard follicles considerably so your beard will feel gentle to the touch and will be considerably less likely to develop any sort of split ends.
Should split ends occur on your beard, the only likely cure is to trim up your beard with a pair of shears.
Now you could just stop at the carrier oils and have your beard looking and feeling great.
In fact in the Vintage Grooming shop you can find an unscented beard oil that will have you well on your way to a conditioned beard free of beardruff.
However, for those looking to get a proper beard oil, then you will want to explore some of scented products offered by Vintage Grooming.
When it comes to examining essential oils, there are hundreds of them out there.
They vary wildly in ranges when it comes to scents including those that smell more 'manly' such as cedar wood, sandalwood, pine, and tea tree oils all the way to those on the other end of the spectrum that smell less ‘manly’ and can include lavender, lemon, orange, and cinnamon.
If it’s your first ever time trying out beard oil, then a sampler pack is likely your best choice.
The sampler pack contains beard oils with all different scent profiles that allow you to fully test out each one of them to see what works best for you.
Now when it comes to the benefits to essential oils, they can vary far and wide. Some essential oils like cedar wood oil are naturally an anti-inflammatory along with being an antiseptic, which can help ward off beardruff.
Every essential oil has unique properties that overall can help to keep both your beard and skin in the best shape possible.For a list of great beard care products to get you started on properly maintaining your beard, be sure to visit the Vintage Grooming shop.
A Vintage Grooming™ Guest Article
by Shawn Burns of www.ToolsofMen.com
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