Today we’re delving a little deeper into a few suggestions on how to make your beard look and feel its best. You may be surprised to learn there is a lot more to it than simply dousing it in water.

Stay away from harmful products. A healthy beard is one that isn’t being damaged with harsh chemicals. Products with isopropyl alcohol, for example, will pull away the dirt and bacteria but in doing so, it will also drag along any essential oils, which can cause the skin and the beard to become dehydrated. Pay close attention to the ingredients.

Stick to shampoo as well as conditioner. How often do you wash your beard? Infrequent washing may lead to bacteria and oil build-up, which causes that irritating itching, flaking, or worse, acne. The one-two punch of shampoo and conditioner collectively keeps the beard free of irritants while softening the skin and ensuring the moisture returns to the follicles.

Don’t overdo it. You may have heard that washing your hair too frequently can strip away its essential oils and leave it feeling dry or damaged. The same goes for your beard. If you have oily skin and hair, washing every one to two days is okay. However, if you have dry skin or hair, consider sticking to washing every three to four days.

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