The summer months are the most difficult time to cope with a beard, as exposure to the sun and contact with sea water can cause damage and discomfort to the skin and beard. After you have been swimming in the sea or in the pool, it is recommended that you rinse your beard with fresh water to remove the salt and chlorine. Avoid using beard shampoo every day: it is better to rinse thoroughly so as not to alter the natural pH. It is also advisable to use products to soften the beard, which are useful to counteract the effect of the sun and sea. Coconut-based oils or oils containing natural substances are perfect and can be alternated with balms or creams without rinsing, for better absorption by the skin.