Grow it with Care ~ Wear it with Pride!
A beard is more than just facial hair, it can be an integral part of a man’s personality - a style statement. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes – short or long... longer, full or sparse, with or without a stash - just search online for “beard style” pictures … who knew?
Whatever it is to you, or your man, the primary goal of Purple Essentials' Skin Care for Men is to nurture and nourish that manly face - help your beard reach its full potential ... we're also really helpful at preventing the look of “neglected human”.
Don’t Give Up! Many guys who attempt to grow beards may give up prematurely because they didn't appreciate the importance of proper grooming (aka beard care) – don’t let this be you! By neglecting your beard, i.e.“letting it grow and see what happens”, you risk creating awkward/irritating facial hair – course, dry hairs that can end up pointing in all different directions. And when this happens, it can have a tendency to make a beard look thin in areas - patchy, giving the illusion that a guy is unable to grow a full beard. Nurture it from the start and you may be surprised at just how well your beard evolves.
Wow – That’s a Lot of Hair! In a 24 hr cycle, the average male’s approximately 25,000 facial hairs grows about ½ millimeter (especially apparent on weekends ;-) ). With that considerable hair growth, it’s important to possess the know-how to best care for and groom, your beard or stache - from peach fuzz thru to rebellious bristles. Not to mention, facial hair is a natural habitat for all kinds of dirt and bacteria which can often result in unpleasant & embarrassing odours – we can help with that too!
You’re Convinced – Now What? When it comes to beard care, there's a fine line between smooth/effortless and unkempt/wild. And, despite what you might imagine, the distinction between the two isn't solely based on the amount of facial fuzz you can grow. Equally important is both the type and quality of products you use, and the maintenance routine you commit to. For the best results, don’t be cheap or lazy – go all in!
1. Start With A Clean Beard:
While in the shower, shampoo your beard – pure and simple, give it a good wash! Remember to rinse well, get out all the suds and grime. At least once a week you should use an exfoliating wash to nurture the skin beneath your beard – give it some TLC, cleanse and rejuvenate this forgotten skin. Giving this part of your face some attention, exfoliating, will both remove dirt and impurities that clog pores, helping prevent breakouts, and release dead skin cells a.k.a. “beard-ruff” (beard dandruff - more common than you may think).
|Purple Essentials' Cleansing Grains|
1.b Keep it Clean Throughout the Day:
Between washes, your beard is constantly subjected to the elements - food, drink, wind ... cold sniffles. The associated bacteria and germs are always looking for a cozy spot to nest, especially around the nose and mouth - right where you have been grooming your masterpiece. To keep your beard fresh, clean and smelling great all day, Purple Essentials is excited to introduce the first of two, new face care products for men – All Natural Beard Refresher!
|Purple Essentials' NEW All Natural Beard Refresher - Tabula Rasa|
Shake well and apply a light mist to your face & neck area as needed throughout the day. Massage it in for complete coverage. The result - an instantly refreshing and deodorizing effect ... Tabula Rasa - "A Clean Slate".
3. Hydrate & Condition:
A very important step in maintaining a tamed beard ... keep it neat and tidy. Not all hairs grow at the same length, or in the same direction, so keep the scissors and clipper handy. It’s ideal to trim after a shower and when your beard is fully dry, but before you apply any oils - your hairs are hydrated and clean ... easier to cut. Use the clippers to trim shorter on neck and checks, fading to longer chin hair. Grab the scissors to attack any stragglers.
3. Hydrate & Condition:
To keep your beard looking the best it can, you will want to invest in a good quality beard oil. Used daily it will not only condition, soften and protect your facial hair, but it will also hydrate the skin beneath, reducing itchiness and irritation ... bye-bye “beardruff”.
The best time to apply a beard oil is after you wash, while your beard is still a bit damp. Normally a few drops will do - use your fingers to work the oil through your facial hair and into the skin beneath. Finding the right oil is the key to balancing the health of both your beard and the you beneath!
|Purple Essentials' NEW All Natural Beard Oil - Pacific Blend|
Introducing Purple Essentials' second new product for men's face care, one that we know is going to completely elevate and amplify your overall wellbeing ... All Natural Beard Oil - Pacific Blend. We believe this premium beard oil is the highest quality, all natural blend of nourishing plant oils and pure essential oils available to care for your face. Designed to be very lightweight and quickly absorbing, our Pacific Blend Beard Oil will keep your beard looking healthy and feeling extremely touchable, while nourishing and nurturing the skin beneath.
- Black Cummin Seed Oil - is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is known to be very effective at reducing and alleviating skin conditions like acne and psoriasis
- Pomegranate Seed Oil - fend off free radicals, keeping skin ageing at bay, and has natural properties which include protection against sun damage
- Organic Jojoba Oil - helps firm, tighten and moisturize skin, with long-lasting effects.
- Evening Primrose Oil - helps to soften skin, while acting as a hair follicle strengthener.
Of the proprietary blend of 8 pure essential oils found in our beard oil, several stand out for their properties beneficial to both hair and skin, and your wellbeing:
- Lavender is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and skin inflammation, along with its natural ability to promote strong hair growth while fighting, again, the dreaded "beardruff".
- Frankincense's mythical list of benefits includes cell rejuvenation, skin and hair conditioner, and hair follicle strengthener.
- Ho Wood has analgesic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties.
- Cedarwood has a calming effect on the mind and helps minimize skin irritation or itchiness.