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5 Ways to Prepare Your Beard and Skin for Winter

Since we were forced to have a lengthy “vacation”, also known as “COVID Quarantine “, the summer seemed to race by with lightning speed. The weather has remained pleasant, but before we get that cold snap, I thought I would share these steps to prepare your skin and beard.

Cut out Hot water.                                                                                              

While I know most of us enjoy a hot shower in the morning and evening, try a warm one followed by a moisturizing lotion. Hot water showers dry and crack the surface off the skin, if you fail to follow up with some form of moisturizer of some sort.

Increase moisture.                                                                                               

Hair and skin dryness is hard to avoid during the colder months. To combat this issue, drinking more water, about a glass or two more a day, is a good start from the inside the body. Using a humidifier is great way to keep moisture in the air while the heat is on in the house.

Use a cream-like conditioner.                                                                                 

By adding a cream-like conditioner, or CoWash, to your beard care routine can help battle dry brittle facial hair. Alternate the CoWash and beard wash to save, and deep condition your beard to add more moisture.

Moisturize more often.

Moisturizing is paramount to a healthy beard care routine. I believe that applying product twice a day is good for your facial hair and skin. When you finish applying to your beard, instead of using a towel, use the rest to moisturize your arms and legs.

Cover it up.                                                                                                          

While being in the frigid temperatures with frost on your beard may look awesome on television (and in the feature image for this article), it is not really good for beard care. Be sure to wear a scarf or bandana over your beard to protect it from becoming brittle and prone to breakage.                         

These tips should keep your beard, and skin in great standing all season!

As always, stay bold, stay bearded, and stay YOU!

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Shane Michael

Shane Michael, from Delaware county PA, is the youngest of three sons, and a twin. He has worked for over 20 years in retail management, and 2008 decided to follow his bliss and head to cosmetology school, receiving award in Salon Business, Productivity, & Leadership. Though his work in salons and membership of the bear community, he began to search for a beard line that could be used by men of all ethnic backgrounds and beard textures. Not finding one that he felt was quite right he decided to create his own and Bear Essential was born.