Do I Really Need Beard Oil?

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If you are interested in growing a beard or have always had a beard but aren’t aware of how to look after it then you may be interested in learning more about beard oil and whether you really need it. Buy Britain is here to take you through all things beard oil, including the benefits of using it, and whether it is really necessary to use it. 

So do you really need beard oil? If you want to achieve a moisturised, soft, and fuller looking beard then you do really need to invest in beard oil. Beard oils provide a range of benefits that can’t be achieved by washing your beard on a day-to-day basis, but knowing what to look for in beard oil is just as important as using it. 

Keep reading to find out more about beard oil, including when you shouldn’t use beard oil, and whether you can use beard oil if you don’t have a beard. 

Is It Necessary To Use Beard Oil?

Beard oil is a necessity if you are wanting to achieve a nourished, thick and healthy beard aesthetic and texture. Just washing your beard with soap and water or shampoo will only encourage your beard hair and the skin around it to become dry. It will also promote dead ends and lack of growth, therefore investing in a beard oil that is specific to your hair type is ideal in ensuring a healthy beard. 

Different beard oils will use a range of ingredients to create the desired effect, but in general, the two common ingredients used in beard oils are Jojoba Seed Oil and Coconut Oil. 

Jojoba seed oil is used to create a protective layer over the hair and beard to which it is applied, and both seal in the moisture and reduce moisture loss. Furthermore, it is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are known for unclogging pores and reducing impurities. 

Coconut oil is used as a natural moisturiser that is also full of antioxidants to help rejuvenate the skin and damaged cells, whilst also being antibacterial and anti-ageing which helps to promote healthy beard growth and maintenance.

Buy Britain provides a beard oil product that contains both of these ingredients plus many more. Click here to take a look. 

Do Beard oils actually do anything?

Beard oils do in fact serve a purpose in terms of improving the overall health and texture of your beard hair and are worth the investment. Beard oils do not fully clean your beard, nor do they style your beard, these are the jobs of beard shampoos and beard styling wax, but it is important to know the difference before jumping in.

Beard oils do, however, go the extra mile in terms of beard health and help to promote thick, actively growing, healthy beard hair which, in turn, will look even better when washed and styled. Beard oils help to create and improve the foundations of your beard so that the growth is healthy and continuous whilst also reducing the chances of split ends that would otherwise need removing

Benefits of Beard Oil

There are an array of different beard oils on the market which all provide different benefits, but to help you out we have listed the main benefits that you need to be aware of when choosing your beard oil.

Fuller Appearance: 

Using beard oil, especially one with Jojoba oil, helps to make the beard look fuller over time by improving the moisture quality of the hair and skin underneath the beard whilst also reducing split ends. This makes the overall effect of the beard look fuller and healthier.

Prevents Beard Itch and Dandruff:

If you don’t maintain your beard regularly with moisturising products, it can lead to dead skin which itches within the beard and can cause dandruff. By using beard oil the skin underneath the beard can be reached and kept to an optimum moisture level. This will reduce the dead skin and itchiness symptoms.

Helps Pores and Inflammation:

If you are prone to acne or have sensitive skin, beard oil could be beneficial to you because the oil can reach the skin below the beard surface and help to reduce redness and irritation that are caused by day to day environmental factors and any harsh chemicals within other products you are using. Beard oil also doesn’t have a negative effect on pores so can also help nourish and clarify skin that is susceptible to acne. 

Improves Beard Scent:

Many beard oils on the market at the moment are scented and in some cases are preferred over cologne. They can help to mask everyday smells from the environment and overall freshen up the smell of the beard. This scent is also not causing irritation to the beard or skin underneath. 

When should you not use beard oil?

When it comes to using beard oil there are very few occasions as to when you shouldn’t use it and they are mainly associated with your particular skin type. 

For example, if you have particularly fair skin that is prone to sunburn, it is important to note that beard oils that contain citrus oils can make you more sensitive to UV light. Therefore, it is recommended that fairer skinned people use oil-free beard products instead or apply a UV protection sunscreen over the top for additional protection. 

Similarly, if you have skin that is allergic or sensitive to particular ingredients within the oil then that can also cause negative reactions. In this case we would advise checking the ingredients of the beard oil before using it to ensure that there are no ingredients that could harm you.

Can you use beard oil if you don’t have a beard?

If you don’t have a beard then using beard oil will only nourish and moisturise the skin on your face with its natural inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, which is not necessarily a bad thing. 

However, it is important to clarify that using beard oil will not help you to grow a beard if you have never had the genetic ability, but instead can help improve the softness and texture of short stubble if that is what you require. 

If you are using beard oil on a bare face, remember to keep in mind that you should be applying sunscreen for additional UV protection, especially if fair-skinned. 

About Buy Britain:

Buy Britain is the largest shoppable marketplace for locally-made products in the UK, connecting you with amazing businesses from around the country. 

Buy Britain offers various beard oils that are suitable for sensitive skin and promote improved moisture and texture of the beard. 

For more information about Buy Britain’s products click here.

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