While it’s true that a beard can frame a man’s face nicely and make him look even more attractive, it’s important to know that beard also deserves some care and loving in order to look great this autumn. Ditching the razor and the regular shaving routine will definitely result in beard growth, but it takes a lot more than that to keep it fresh and appealing. Moreover, as autumn is upon us, it’s important to mention that having a beard is not enough of a protection from cold weather, and you’ll need some effective skincare as well.
Start with regular wash
Throughout the year, it’s essential to wash your face twice a day – in the morning and evening. While warmer seasons might allow the use of some harsher products, autumn and winter provide harsh conditions for your skin already. In that respect, it would be great to opt for a natural face wash that is gentle on your face and won’t strip your skin and beard of their natural oils.
Moisturise your skin
Again, proper hydration is a must for healthy and youthful looking skin all year round. Therefore, don’t skip your skincare regime in autumn just because you’ve decided to grow your beard stronger and thicker. This won’t protect your face enough. Keep your natural moisturiser in the bathroom, so that you can quickly apply it as soon as you’re finished with the face wash.
Some people enjoy washing their face with cold water to wake them up, while some love to splash their face with almost hot water during colder autumn days. Both of these water temperatures are bad for the skin, which can cause it to dry out. Instead, wash your face with lukewarm water, and that way the beard balm you’re using will have its best effect as well.
Protect when you go out
Autumn weather is unpredictable, and sometimes it might be too warm for a scarf that would protect your beard and neck, but still cold enough to cause dry and frizzy look. If you want to ensure your beard grows healthy and strong, make sure you use beard oil regularly, so that there’s some kind of a barrier between the hair follicle and coldness of the outdoors.
Trim the beard regularly
Just because you’ve decided to rock the beard it doesn’t mean that you should say goodbye to regular trims forever. Like hair, if left untended for a longer period of time, beard will start to grow in various directions and you’ll have an uneven look with many fly away hairs sticking out. Make sure to visit your barber on time, or get yourself or , so that you can on your own.
Keep the beard tangle-free
Again, you’d never leave your home without combing your hair first, right? Show the same respect for your beard. Make sure to comb it through gently so that there are no tangles that could potentially damage the quality of your beard and make it look messy and unruly. If you do get tangles in your beard easily, don’t forget to slip a into your pocket so that you can tend to any problems on the go.
Make things easier
In all honesty, men don’t really like to spend a lot of time taking care of their skin and beard. But, even though it might be tedious for some, such a regime is essential if you want to keep your look neat and nice, not to mention healthy. To make things easier, you can always make your own where you’ll keep all your necessities within reach and that way finish treatments quickly and efficiently. And, the same grooming kit can be a great solution for men who travel a lot.
During autumn it’s absolutely essential to take skin and beard-care more seriously, because it will only get more difficult once winter is here. Establishing shouldn’t take you more that 5-10 minutes every day. Take the time to get to know your skin and hair type so that you can choose the products that would work perfectly for your particular needs.
Article written by Peter Minkoff.