Once the temperatures start dipping and thoughts turn to winter sports and dog sledding a lot changes in our daily lives. We need to change our wardrobes, slow down when driving and pick hot cocoa over an iced cappuccino. We also need to make some changes in our typical hygiene routines, like applying more lotion and taking better care of our beards.
Cold Wind Sucks the Moisture Right out of Your Beard
Dry winds found in the winter time will dry out your beard a lot faster than a cool summer breeze will. This is where beard balm becomes your constant companion. You are probably used to applying once a day in the morning and forgetting about it for the rest of the day, but that is a big no no in the winter. Buy a small canister just for you to carry around and you will have a much healthier beard in the winter time. One of the tell tale signs that your beard is drying out is an afternoon chin itch. Once you feel that coming on, go ahead and pull the beard balm out.
Not only is beard balm keeping your beard from drying out in the winter, it is conditioning it as well. The bees wax and shea butter that are common ingredients in beard balm lock in moisture and keep whiskers tame. Plus, because of the thicker consistency than a beard oil, it stays on the beard better, giving you extra protection against cold winter winds. Don’t be scared to apply more than usual either. There is nothing wrong with overdoing beard balm when your beard’s health is at stake.
Will Your Beard Balm Freeze?
The beard balm is not going to freeze on your face, thanks to your body’s natural high temperature, but it may get a bit harder in the container. If you are finding it difficult to apply simply run the container under hot water for a minute or two and you will find it back to being its easy to apply old self. Just don’t overheat the beard balm or it will lose some of its nutrients and never, ever put it in the microwave. Trust me on this one, it won’t be pretty when you open the microwave back up.
Beards are great accessories to sport in the winter, as they provide you with some natural warmth. Just make sure to take care of yours right, and it will always look great while taking care of you.