The summer heat is beating down upon us and apart from excessive sweat and dehydration, men are also faced with other issues. A prominent and persistent one being beard itch and beardruff during these dry and hot months. Tackling beardruff can be a real challenge and opting for a clean shave is the last resort for some men who like to flaunt a full mane.
In such cases, protecting your beard from the sun’s heat and the dirt and pollution, is the only way to maintaining and growing a healthy beard. We decided to give you three insider beard grooming tips on how to maintain your beard successfully in the summer season and also making sure it grows adequately and stays soft and smooth.
- OIL THAT FACIAL FUZZ
Apply a generous amount of coconut oil or a good beard oil on your beard as this will prevent the hair from sticking and setting into the hair follicles. Using a beard oil that contains Argan Oil can do wonders in protecting it and will keep your beard smooth, shiny and manageable throughout the day.
- TAKE A COLD SHOWER BEFORE YOU STEP-OUT
Make sure that you take a cold shower before you head outside in the sweltering heat. Use a soap that contains activated charcoal. This will keep the colours away from your beard follicles and prevent it from sticking to the roots. Using cold water to rinse off your beard is necessary as hot water will only make it stick to the roots and irritate the skin beneath further.
- USE A GOOD BEARD WASH WHEN YOU STEP BACK IN
A great beard wash will keep your skin irritation free and also provide a good cleanse. Preferably using a beard wash that contains aloe vera extracts will give your beard a cooling sensation. Any delay in washing your beard will lead to the dust or dirt settling in, making it harder to scrub it off your mane. Another guaranteed way to get the smut out from your beard is to use an astringent and a lemon is what works best, in this case. Pick out a beard oil that has lemon extracts and combine it with a few drops of lemon juice. Scrubbing your beard with this solution will weaken the colour molecules and make it easier for you to get it off.