It's about to be that time of the year - the time where you trade in your shorts for jeans, flip-flops for boots and tank tops for overcoats. But one thing typically stays the same, and that's your grooming regimen
. That luscious beard you've been growing all year has finally found another purpose other than looking devilishly handsome - keeping your face warm. Now, all you have to do is take care of it.
When you've spent time growing a striking gathering of facial hair, you will soon realize how important grooming is in your weekly routine. Gone are the days when you could quickly navigate snowy foam and a razor around your face and be done; you're a beard man now, a species of male that oozes pride at their rather fetching growth. Years ago, a beard could just be left to grow, but today things are different (unless you’re going for the low maintenance, shaggy sort of look) and a little bit of beard upkeep takes some effort to get it how you want it to be.
It's important to remember that our oils and balms contain exactly the same organic, nutritive moisturizers. The difference lies in the addition of shea butter and unrefined beeswax to give the balm a hardier hold. I have used both balm and oil, separately and together. I have even mixed the two together to create an oilier balm. Here's what I've gathered: