Beard season is here and it’s all kicking off with… Movember!
Movember is an annual event that raises awareness of men’s health and cancer initiatives with the growth of man’s most handsome accessory, the moustache! For those taking part in Movember, we’ve put together the ultimate moustache-growers-guide (not forgetting our beard bros too!) so you can be the envy of your moustache supporting friends.
You Grow that Mo!
Step 1: Cleanse & Exfoliate
Just like your hair, your beard needs regular washing and maintenance, and a well-groomed beard is a sign of general hygiene. All of our hair and beard oils contain ingredients that break down grease and grime, our Earl Grey beard oil contains Bergamot and Coconut oils, both rich in natural cleansing and antibacterial properties.
Keeping your beard area clean is also crucial for healthy growth: regular cleansing and exfoliating helps to stimulate skin cells and encourage growth! You can add a small amount of brown sugar to a few drops of our oils for a gentle exfoliator (salt scrubs are great, but the crystals are too harsh on sensitive skin, so stick to softer brown sugar for anything you use on your face).
Massage has been proven to prevent hair loss and encourage growth down to the fact it promotes blood-flow, helping to give your hair the nutrients it needs. So grab your favourite beard remedy and massage a few drops in a circular motion moving from the centre of your chin and upper lip, outwards until the whole area is covered.
Step 2: Moisturise
We couldn’t talk about our oils without mentioning their moisturising properties! The ‘itchy phase’ that affects most men with stubble is caused by dry skin cells needing more sebum as your beard follicles get longer. Each of our oils is packed with intense moisturising ingredients (for example, our Peppermint beard remedy looks after dry skin with rosehip oil).
Step 3: Style
If any of you are sporting wild yeti-beards, or are struggling to tame that frizz, look no further than our oils: our Earl Grey remedy contains cold-pressed bergamot essential oil, a natural serum for out-of-control beards, while our Peppermint Beard Oil softens hair with miracle ingredient argan oil. A couple of drops of either, and you’re good to go!
The take home
The best thing about our oils is that, with consistent use, your beard will become more manageable over time. If you’re torn between the two remedies here’s what you need to know:
- Earl Grey: Ideal for big beard builders, this remedy contains Bergamot Essential Oil, which acts as a natural serum to tackle out of control beards and tame that mane. It also has anti-depressant qualities and creates a feeling of freshness and joy after use. Hello, happy beards!
- Peppermint: This remedy deals with softening your beard and nourishing the skin underneath. Peppermint has the added bonus of stimulating the follicle of the hair, making your beard stronger and enhancing hair growth – perfect for those beard growers who might have a few patches to fill in.