This weekend the clocks go backwards an hour – So that means we should expect it to get darker earlier and colder by the weeks. Having a beard puts you at an advantage over someone that doesn’t this time of year, because of course that face fuzz will inevitably be keeping your face nice and warm. But, you must take extra care of your strands as the cold weather creeps in, as this can be very harsh on your hair and skin, drying it out. Here’s some tips to get you through the winter months.
Avoid hot showers
You get in from work on a cold evening and the first thing you want to do is take a nice hot shower to warm you up. Don’t do that! A hot shower feels amazing; however, this will strip your beard of its natural oils, drying it out and the skin underneath which will result in a flaky, itchy beard. Turn the temperature down on those showers slightly, as a cooler shower will seal the cuticle of the hair and keep it moisturised. Or, if you really can’t do without the heat, don’t keep your beard under the hot water for too long.
Spend extra care
We’ve already gone through the importance of a beard care routine, during the colder months. Well, this needs to be kicked up a notch. Your beard will feel a lot dryer, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outside commuting to work and then going inside with the central heating on high. So, it’s important to ensure that you’re applying Beard Oil a couple times day, then follow with your Beard Balm to seal in all that moisture. The Constituted by Nature beard system is great as it’s been formulated with natural oils which help with keep your beard soft, conditioned, and moisturised.
Comb and brush are your friends
Yeah, combing and brushing your beard helps it to look tidy and which makes you feel sexy, but most importantly it’s a great step in your routine for ensuring the products you’ve used have been distributed nicely across your whole beard. This will help keep it moisturised, stimulate the follicles, and helps circulation for healthy beard growth.
Make the most of winter apparel
Winter can wreak havoc on your beard so try investing in some winter essentials to keep it protected. Beard and moustache breakage due to freezing is a real thing, so wrap them up in a good quality scarf when you can and this will help your beard act as natural insulation, keeping your face warm underneath the scarf.