What is Beard oil?
Beard oil is a product that aims to maintain, moisturize, revitalize and care for a healthy beard and skin.
Beard oil is just a mixture of oils – carriers and staple foods, each with a specific purpose, e.g; moisturize, prevent fungal infections, reduce itching, add fragrance, promote growth and much more again.
The benefits of beard oil go beyond caring for your beard. It also nourishes the skin of the face.
You have to remember that healthy skin means a healthy beard.
Why is beard oil so important?
To maintain a healthy beard with a moistured skin.
When should you start using beard oil?
Before we talk about when to use beard oil, there is a brief introduction to how we make our skin and hair.
In particular, we have to focus on the sebaceous glands. These glands are found in the skin and produce sebum oil, which is responsible for the lubrication of hair and skin.
These glands can be found anywhere in our body except on the palms and soles of the feet.
The problem with the sebaceous glands is that they are small and the amount of sebum they can produce is limited.
As the beard grows, there is an excessive need for more sebum in the glands to ensure that the entire length of the new hair is covered. The sebaceous glands can only produce a certain amount, which means that the length of the whisker dries without food.
A lack of beard oil leads to bad things:
● You will really feel the famous itchy beard.
● Your skin becomes dry and flaky
● Your beard will be brittle and curly
Beard oil content
Beard oil is very simple, it contains a mixture of two types of oils:
~ 95% carrier oil
~ 5% essential oil
Depending on the price and quality, different beard oils have different amounts and types of oils. Some essential oils can cost up to $ 900 an ounce.
About 95% of the composition of a beard oil consists of carrier oils.
Carrier oils often have a mild, nourishing aroma and each carrier oil has different therapeutic properties.
In addition, carrier oils play an important role and act as an ideal dilution medium (essential oils are very volatile). When mixed with essential oils, they are applied to the skin.
Some of the most commonly used carrier oils are:
● Jojoba oil: similar to the natural oil in our skin: sebum. Ideal for moistening and reducing the beard.
● Argan oil: rich in vitamin E, moisturizes, revitalizes and repairs damaged skin.
● Almond oil: light oil, rich in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, proteins and zinc.
Ideal for hair growth and protecting the skin from UV rays.
In addition to their incredible therapeutic properties, they are responsible for the aroma of beard oil. They are the ones who add perfume.
They can irritate the skin if used undiluted and in large quantities. They therefore only make up 5% of the mixture.
Popular essential oils are lavender, rose, tea tree, cedar and many others.