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Are you tired of your beard looking like it’s been deep-fried in a vat of oil? Do you feel like you’re in a constant battle against a greasy, slick beard that refuses to cooperate? Fear not, my fellow beard-wearers, for I have some tips on how to combat an oily beard and emerge victorious in this follicular feud.
#1 Blot, Don’t Rub
If you’ve got an oily beard, the last thing you want to do is exacerbate the problem by rubbing at it vigorously with a towel or cloth. Instead, try gently blotting your beard with a clean, dry towel or paper towel. This will help to soak up excess oil without stripping away too much of your natural oils or irritating your skin.
Of course, if you’re in a rush or you’re dealing with a particularly oily beard, you may need to take more drastic measures. In this case, you might want to consider carrying around a small bottle of oil-absorbing powder or dry shampoo to help soak up excess oil on the go. Just be sure to choose a product that’s specifically designed for use on facial hair and won’t irritate your skin.
#2 Use the Right Products
When it comes to combating an oily beard, the products you use can make all the difference. Start by using a gentle, sulfate-free beard wash that’s specifically designed to cleanse your beard without stripping away too much of its natural oils. Follow up with a lightweight, natural beard oil or balm that will help to moisturize your beard without making it feel greasy or heavy.
You might also want to consider incorporating a beard brush or comb into your routine. Brushing or combing your beard regularly can help to distribute your natural oils more evenly, preventing them from building up in any one spot and making your beard look oily.
#3 Keep Your Hands Off
One of the biggest culprits behind an oily beard is simply touching it too much. Every time you touch your beard, you’re transferring oils and bacteria from your hands onto your face, which can exacerbate the problem. So if you’re serious about combating an oily beard, it’s time to break the habit of constantly touching and fiddling with your facial hair.
Of course, this is easier said than done. If you’re someone who’s prone to fidgeting or playing with your beard absentmindedly, you might want to consider finding a new hobby or distraction to keep your hands occupied.
There are plenty of ways to combat an oily beard, from gentle blotting and oil-absorbing powders to using the right products and keeping your hands off your face. Kingsmen Premium offers a full line of beard care products that can help you get that oily mane under control. Maintain balanced moisture with our nourishing beard oil and our gently cleansing beard wash. Start with one of our Beard Care Kits to get everything you need for a happy, balanced mane. With a little bit of patience and a lot of determination, you too can emerge victorious in this oily battle and enjoy a clean, healthy, and well-groomed beard.