Updated: May 9
If you thought that facials were reserved only for women, think again! Today, the beauty industry is witnessing a new trend - one specifically designed to take care of men's facial hair. Yes, we're talking about the 'Beard Facial,' and it's all the rage right now. From gentlemen in their twenties to silver foxes in their sixties – everyone seems to be getting on board with this grooming ritual.
So whether you sport a bushy beard or have just started growing your whiskers, read on as we dive into everything you need to know about the rise of beard facials and how they can transform your face (and facial hair) game!
What is a Beard Facial?
A beard facial is a type of facial treatment that is specifically designed for men who have facial hair. The main goal of a beard facial is to cleanse and hydrate the skin, the skin beneath the beard, and to soften the beard itself. Beard facials usually involve all of the same steps as a traditional facial, including cleansing, exfoliating, and applying a hydrating mask. However, we also include an extra step of massaging beard oil into the beard and skin.
Benefits of Getting a Beard Facial
The benefits of getting a beard facial are numerous, and include improved skin health, softer and more manageable hair, and reduced irritation. For many men, the decision to grow a beard is about more than just style. Beards have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including protecting against sun damage and reducing the risk of developing skin cancer. A good skincare routine is essential for keeping your beard healthy and looking its best.
A beard facial addresses some of the specific skincare concerns that men face. Beard facials hydrate the skin underneath the beard, which is often neglected, as well as soften the hair itself. This can be a great way to reduce itchiness and irritation, the two common complaints among men with beards. In addition, regular beard facials can help to prevent ingrown hairs and promote healthy hair growth.
If you’re considering growing a beard or are already rocking one, don’t forget to give your face the TLC it deserves with a monthly beard facial from theOFFICE.
How to Prepare for a Beard Facial
While beards are timeless, they can come with their own set of problems. One issue that men with beards face is facial skin irritation. This is often caused by the beard itself, as well as the shaving and grooming products used to maintain it.
One way to combat this issue is to get a beard facial. This type of facial is specifically designed to cleanse, hydrate, and nourish the skin beneath your beard and also helps reduce irritation and inflammation.
If you're interested in trying a beard facial, there are a few things you should do beforehand to prepare. First, make sure your beard is clean and free of any product build-up. You can do this by shampooing your beard, or using a speciality Beard cleanser. Once your beard is clean, trim it to the desired length. This will help the stylist access your skin and ensure that all of the products used during the facial penetrate your hair follicles.
Before your appointment, avoid shaving or using any harsh chemicals on your face for at least three days. These can further irritate your skin and make the treatment less effective. Finally, arrive at your appointment with a clean face! This will allow the stylist to properly assess your skin type and choose the best products for your unique skin and facial hair.
It’s also important to keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a moisturizer regularly. You may want to consider using a serum or oil in addition to your moisturizer to help lock in moisture.
For the first few days after your facial, keep your skin free and clear of any dirt or products other than a serum or moisturizer. If you have any questions about products to use, your facialist will be happy to give recommendations!
Tips and Tricks to Make the Most Out of Your Beard Facial
-Before your facial, make sure to thoroughly clean your beard with a quality shampoo and conditioner. This will help to prep your beard for the treatment and ensure that you get the most out of it.
-During your facial, pay special attention to any problem areas that you have with your beard. Whether it's itchiness, dryness, or flakes, there's likely a product that can help address it. Be sure to ask your aesthetician for recommendations.
-After your facial, take care to properly moisturize both your skin and beard. This will help keep everything hydrated and looking healthy.
-Schedule Beard Facials 1-2 times per month to maintain a healthy, sexy beard and complexion!
How Often Should I Get a Beard Facial?
The answer depends on a few factors, including how dry your skin is, how often you wash your beard, and how much time you have to devote to your grooming routine. If you have dry skin, you may want to get a beard facial once every other week to help keep your skin hydrated and your beard looking its best. If you have oily skin, you may only need a beard facial once a month.
Tips on How to Care for Your Groomed Beard
As any bearded man knows, a beard is not just a fashion accessory - it's also a maintenance project. Follow these tips to keep your beard looking its best:
1. Keep it clean - Just like the hair on your head, your beard needs to be washed regularly. Use a mild shampoo or cleanser designed specifically for beards, and make sure to rinse thoroughly.
2. Keep it trimmed - Invest in a good quality beard trimmer and use it to sculpt your facial hair into the shape you want.
3. Moisturize - A well-groomed beard is a healthy beard. Be sure to moisturize your facial hair and skin with a quality beard oil or balm to keep things hydrated and looking their best.
Beards can require a lot of work, but with the right routine using quality products and regular beard facials, you can keep your facial locks looking great all year round. If you're still not sure whether a Beard Facial is right for you, message us or schedule a consultation so we can answer all your questions—it might just change the way you think about caring for your beard forever!