Why you should exfoliate your beard + Free homemade recipe

It’s very common to underestimate the importance of beard exfoliation. We tend to think it doesn’t make a huge difference and that it’s nothing more than a waste of time. The truth is that it’s not just an extra care but an important tool that can help you grow your beard faster and avoid problems like inflamed and irritated skin.

Why do it?

Man taking a shower

Exfoliation, combined with beard washing, is responsible for eliminating dry skin and opening up the pores. This process is especially important during the first days when the beard is still short and usually inflamed by shaving. Additionally, your pores will become more clean which in turn favours the growing process and avoids the appearance of ingrown hairs that are usually painful and can affect the way your beard looks. Exfoliation also makes your whole face less greasy, reduces acne and makes you look more composed.

Important tips

Shampoo brush to help with exfoliation

Although it’s not necessary, some accessories can help during beard exfoliation. One of those is the shampoo brush, the perfect tool that helps spread the product while washing and also removes dirt and dandruff. Additionally, it’s a very malleable brush, soft and that doesn’t pull out any hairs during its use.

If you prefer not to invest in any accessories you can also use your fingertips and, in circular motions, massage repeatedly while washing to achieve a similar result.

As a final touch, apply a few drops of beard oil after washing and exfoliating. The effect is almost instant: your beard will be and look cleaner, softer and more voluminous!

Homemade and natural recipe

spoon with sugar for homemade exfoliator

There’s no need to invest a lot to create an efficient exfoliator and you can do it from the comfort of your home with common, day to day ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 1,5 spoons of olive oil
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 1 spoon of honey

The olive oil will act as a moisturizer and rejuvenate your skin, the honey will help fade pimples and scars and the sugar is a natural exfoliator, effective in deep cleaning the beard.

It’s not necessary or recomendable to exfoliate daily and it’s usually more effective when done weekly or biweekly. It’s also very important not to do it excessively in order not to dry the skin too much and remove all the necessary, natural essential oils.