Skin and Beard Care 101: Weathering the Autumn Months
Autumn may be the start of the cool season but it doesn’t do anything “cool” to your skin and hair. On the contrary, the lack of humidity and the cooling temperatures tend to dry out the skin and hair - including the beard - affecting their appearance --- making them more crinkly and unruly (the hair and beard), and more prone to irritation (the skin).
To avoid these, amp up your skin, hair, and beard care with these simple yet powerful care tips and reminders:
Wash your face and beard regularly.
Don’t separate the beard from the face because the former is very much part of the latter. So, when you wash your face, wash your beard, too. And no, you don’t have to use separate products. Use good, old-fashioned soap to do the trick. Better yet, use soap that is specifically formulated for a guy’s skin like Capt. Fawcett’s The Gentleman’s Soap.
Lather the soap in your hands and give your face and beard a good but gentle scrubbing to strip off dirt and grime.
Not hot or cold; just right.
Using hot water to wash your face and hair can be tempting particularly during the cold weather but it’s a big no-no. You’re only making yourself more prone to scalding but hot water can strip off your skin and hair’s natural oils making them drier and more brittle.
Use lukewarm water - something that’s not too hot to cause redness and possible burning or too cold to shock you - when washing. Get that water temperature spot on and you’re good to go.
Don’t forget to moisturize.
Moisturizing after cleansing is a must. You have to replenish the natural oils the cold weather and being around heaters indoor strip off from your skin, hair, and beard. For your skin, you can go with whatever moisturizers on sale in the market nowadays or have something gentleman-formulated like the Lucky Tiger Face Moisturizer.
For your beard, you can use any or all three of these options --- beard oil, beard balm, and beard butter. But when you’re constantly on the go, beard oils like the Milkman King of Wood Beard Oil are your to-go beard moisturizing products.
Include a beard comb in your grooming kit.
Oiling your facial hair regularly entails combing it, too. Comb your beard whenever you oil it or when it feels and looks tangled. When your beard isn’t that long, you can opt for a bristle brush. Just make sure it’s now a regular part of your to-go grooming kit.
These simple reminders will help any gentleman weather the cold autumn months away. And see what other skin, hair, and beard products Chisel and Charm has in store for you.