Encinitas, CA – As a real man, you like to play and work hard, leaving you covered in grime and sweat by the end of the day. When you want to get clean, the manliest of men have a certain ritual that gets them through. Your ritual doesn’t have to be time-consuming, but it should be relaxing. After all, bathing is usually one of the prime times when a man is allowed to let down his guard and bask in the accomplishments of the day. With a bearded man, bathing takes a certain technique. Whether you’re a tub or shower man, trimming and caring for your beard can leave your sink, tub, and floor covered in tiny hairs. Prevent that by following this simple and short bathing ritual for the manliest of bearded men.
The Shower Man
The shower is quick and gets the job done, which is just what a man likes. When it comes to soap or body wash, look for an organic and all-natural solution. Most of all, make sure it’s mild on your skin. As a man, you want to make sure that your skin retains the oils that moisturize your skin. Harsh cleansers in many common soaps and body washes can strip away those natural oils, leading to dried-out and flaky skin.
Caring for Your Beard in the Shower
Ideally, you will want to find a cleanser that works for your face and beard. However, it’s not recommended that you wash your beard every day. Experts recommend that you wash your beard twice a week for best results. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or you play harder than most, you may need to wash your beard daily. Test your beard by taking days off, even a few days, and see if it changes the dried-out feeling of your beard. Soon, you’ll find that sweet spot that keeps your beard looking and feeling its best all the week through.
It sounds odd, but avoid using shampoo on your beard. Shampoo is specially designed to clean the hair on your head, not the type of grows out of your upper lip, chin, and neck. While that does mean that you should have separate washes for your face, hair, and beard, the results will come out better if you follow a three-step-process for showering.
This step is optional, but applying a conditioner to your hair and a separate conditioner to your beard, you will lock in the vitamins and nutrients that are in your shampoos, for extra sheen and volume that lasts all day long.
The Tub Man
Sometimes your tired muscles need a long hot soak, and there is nothing wrong with that. Get the water hot and wash your body as necessary. Some guys like to stand up to clean their body, then they dip into the water to rinse off, or they remain seated or lying down in the tub to clean and wash off. The same rules apply for the shower. Try to separate your hair, beard, and face/body care products to prevent drying out and oil stripping.