Because if you’re going to take the time to grow the beard of all beards, you need to take care of it, groom it, and nurture it on the regular. Using the right beard oil for your hair and skin type can make all the difference. It’ll keep your beard hydrated, moisturized, softened and tamed enough so you don’t look like you belong on the wall of your local post office. Check out our top picks for the best beard oil for men in 2017 and then learn exactly how you should apply it.
1. Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil – Buy It For $25
2. Jack Black Original Beard Oil with Kalahari Melon Oil & Vitamin E – Buy It Here For $24
3. Elemis ‘Smooth Result’ Beard & Shave Oil – Buy It Here For $43
4. Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard & Grooming Oil – Buy It Here For $27
5. Billy Jealously ‘Gnarly Sheen’ Beard Tonic/Oil – Buy It Here For $24
6. Cartier ‘L ‘Envol de Cartier’ Grooming Oil – Buy It Here For $61
7. New Burberry ‘Mr. Burberry’ Beard Oil – Buy It Here For $48
8. Blackbird Beard Shave Oil – Buy It For $32
9. Brothers Artisan Beard Oil and Tamer Set – Buy It For $44
10. Beard Buddy Travel Beard Oil – Buy It For $24
11. Mr. Natty Bring Me Sunshine Beard Oil & Elixir – Buy It For $15
12. Blackbird Grapeseed Beard Oil – Buy It For $38
13. The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Beard Oil – Buy It For $25
14. Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic & Oil – Buy It For $20
15. Jack Black MP 10 Nourishing Beard Oil – Buy It For $32
So How Exactly Should You Use Your Favorite Beard Oil?
- Wash your face in lukewarm water using a facecloth and your favorite exfoliator to gently scrub away dead skin.
- Dry your face lightly. Don’t rub your face roughly with the towel. That just irritates your skin and your beard.
- Once dry, add between 3 and 5 drops of your beard oil onto your hand and rub it around for a few seconds to warm it up.
- Use your fingers to lightly rub the oil into your beard in its entirety. Be sure to get the sides just as much as the chin area.
- Wash your hands.
- Go out and be awesome with your well oiled beard.
What’s the Difference Between the Different Beard Oils?
- Tea Tree based oils drastically help with itchy beards. It softens and helps to settle that annoying itch/burn that can sometimes sneak up on you when you first start growing it.
- Fruit oils, especially those with lime, have a fresh scent that’s not overpowering and can help with skin issues under the beard. Just don’t go overboard while applying it or you’ll start to smell like a fruit salad.
- Coconut oils are probably the best for hydrating your face especially when it’s as dry as the desert.
- Cedarwood can really help prevent acne and clean it up when you get that ‘below beard breakout.’
- Peppermint and mint in general helps to fresh and invigorate your beard and skin.
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