Step-By-Step Guide: How to Do a Beard Facial
Regardless of whether you're about to crash your umpteenth millionth Zoom meeting or responsibly socializing for leisure, there are plenty of reasons to continue taking care of your beard. Sure, regular combing and use of our beard balms and oils are great, but what if you're ready to step into the big leagues of better beard pampering? A day-cation for your face and beard, if you will.
The Benefits of a Beard Facial
Facials aren't just a Mother's Day gift anymore. Men tend to generate more sebum, the oil that coats hair follicles, and that means that they are more prone to blackheads, folliculitis (red bump at the site of the follicle), and dry skin.
A comprehensive beard facial procedure not only moisturizes the skin, but it also helps clear up blemishes and stimulate hair growth, resulting in a stronger, thicker, more resilient beard.
At the end of the day, your best beard is only possible if you also take care of the skin that it grows from.
How to Do an At-Home Beard Facial, Better Man Beard-Style
Before you begin your journey into beard facial enlightenment, you will need to gather a few supplies:
- High-Frequency Face Wand (available at your favorite online retailer)
- Witch Hazel
- Face Wash Cleanser (shampoo also works in a pinch)
- Sponges and Hand Towels
- Better Man Beard Original Beard Kit (also available in Spruce)
That last item is important, as it also contains the beard comb that you will need to evenly distribute product and stimulate the follicles.
Step 1: Apply Better Man Beard Oil to Your Beard
This step is important in softening up the skin underneath your strands. Ensure that the oil goes all the way down to the follicles by vigorously massaging from the sideburns to the chin. Don't forget the area underneath the chin, and do not go against the grain!
Step 2: Cleanse Your Beard
This step helps remove bacteria and impurities from the skin. There are a wide variety of face cleansers available at various retailers, so pick the one that fits your skin type best. Lather into your beard and down to the skin, coating every strand from the follicle up. Add water as needed to activate cleanser.
Step 3: Use a Towel and/or Sponges to Remove Cleanser
Remove the cleanser from your beard using a towel or sponges. A spray bottle may be used to help remove stubborn product. This step helps promote circulation by stimulating the follicles while also drying the skin. Be sure to check for any blackheads or folliculitis as you dry the skin.
Step 4: Massage Your Beard with a High-Frequency Wand
(Note: This step is not recommended if you are pregnant, have metallic implants in the face, or are prone to seizures.)
Once your skin is completely dry, run the high-frequency wand through your strands. It will feel like tiny electric shocks, which is good for breaking down bacteria, oxygenating the skin, and stimulating hair growth.
Step 5: Apply Witch Hazel to Your Skin
Witch hazel is an all-natural astringent that narrows pores, cleanses the skin, and preps it for the final application of product. It can be found online or at your local drugstore in the beauty aisle. Massage thoroughly into skin with a hand towel, focusing on the chin and the area underneath it.
Step 6: Massage Better Man Beard Oil into Your Beard
Better Man Beard Oil contains castor oil, which is great for nourishing follicles. Massage the oil down into the skin, starting at the sideburns heading towards the chin.
Step 7: Apply Better Man Beard Balm
And finally, massage Better Man Beard Balm into your beard. Once all strands have been visited, use the comb to evenly distribute the product.