Despite the fact that beard and summer can’t live together, many men don’t give up their beard even when temperatures start to rise. It’s in fact a false myth that the beard makes it feel warmer on the face: on the contrary, the “insulating” effect of the beard protects the face from direct sunlight and slows the evaporation of sweat, thus creating a ” shield “even on the hottest days, when the biggest annoyance will be all the people who will ask” but how do you keep your beard in this heat! “.
It’s important, however, to know that beard care must be adapted to weather conditions and summer habits, with some special tricks and little tricks to keep you fit even in this season.
1. DRINK MORE WATER
We don’t always think about it, but what we see on the outside of our body is mainly the result of what happens inside, and this also applies to the appearance of the beard. During the summer the body’s water needs increase and drink more water is the best way to keep even the most “peripheral” areas of the body (skin, hair and of course beard!) Soft and hydrated. A dehydrated beard is a dry, itchy beard!
2. THINK ABOUT HER BEFORE AND AFTER A DIP
Salt and chlorine can be real enemies for your beard. After swimming in the sea or pool, rinse your beard with fresh water, this will cause almost all the salt and chlorine to be removed. A good habit can also be to wet the beard with fresh water even before diving into the pool: a wet beard is less attacked by chlorine than a dry one.
3. CONSIDERS CLEANING A PRIORITY
The heat and the sweat can increase the impurities present in the beard and salt and chlorine can cause more damage than is believed. The solution, however, is very simple: wash your beard every day with a delicate shampoo specific as our Delicate Cleansing Fluid, rinse it with fresh water several times a day if necessary and once a week dedicate a more intense wash with an exfoliant like our Beard-Washing Exfoliating Paste.
4. HYDRATE IT EVERY DAY
Keep it moisturized with a fluid, easily absorbed product such as a non-rinsing conditioner (Agnostico All-in-one Balm can do for you) or a cream, will keep your beard soft without greasing it.
5. TAKE CARE OF IT OVERNIGHT
Sun and hot weather, which you will meet this summer on the beach, can often mean trouble for your beard. The combination of these elements will slowly weaken it, making it harder and depriving it of its natural brightness. During the night, when the beard is less stressed, you should take advantage of one of the best moments to take care of it. Apply a thin layer of Anti-Stress Night Mask which, thanks to its rich formula containing hemp oil, will restore a softer and brighter beard when you wake up.
6. DO NOT OVERDO IT
Find the right amount of product that allows you to have a soft beard without weighing it down: compared to other seasons it may be sufficient to use less product.
7. ATTENTION TO BEER
If during an aperitif at the beach it should end a bit ‘on the beard, be sure to rinse it and dry it well. Beer and sun are punching, and together they are lethal.
8. REDUCE VOLUME AND PLAN YOUR RETURN
For those who don’t resist (or it’s the first heat with the first beard), a good lightening could be a solution to plan before leaving. Similarly, it may be useful to immediately fix an appointment at the barber shop even after the holidays: the return is one of the moments of greatest demand and it could be more difficult to find a place!