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Different Causes of Beard Itch When Using Beard Oil

  • By - Sphinx Beard

No matter how consistently people treat their skin with beard oil, some still encounter the irritating beard itch. This issue isn't as prevalent as others, but it is still a problem many beardsmen encounter. That said, it can still be a nuisance. 

Itchiness is a problem that beard oil is designed to solve. After all, dryness causes itchiness, and beard oil moisturizes. However, there are some cases where itchiness will persist, and to help you deal with them, we've enumerated some of the most common causes of beard itch when using beard oil.

1. Your Allergies

If you suffer from allergies, you might be more prone to itchiness when using beard oil. It's not the beard oil that's the culprit, but the ingredients you may be allergic to. Thankfully, there's a simple solution to this: to find a hypoallergenic beard oil formulated for sensitive skin. 

Generally, hypoallergenic beard oil will be formulated from plant-based ingredients and will not have any fillers. These oils tend to be purer than other beard oils, and they're generally easier to tolerate.

2. Specific Irritants in the Formula

Some ingredients in beard oil can be irritating to some beardsmen. Once again, the key culprit here is fillers and preservatives. While many oils do contain these things, it's possible to find beard oils without them if you know what to look for. Look for a formula that contains only pure, natural ingredients.

3. Dehydration

Dehydration is a common cause of beard itch, and it's a problem that a quality beard oil can solve. Dehydration is caused when the skin loses moisture, causing it to become dry and flaky and bringing a burning sensation. It often occurs during warmer months because hot, dry air causes dehydration. 

The solution is simple: look for beard oils that contain a high concentration of essential fatty acids. These oils will give you the moisture your skin craves and help combat beard itch.

4. Ingredients in Synthetic Fragrances

As well as causing facial hair itch, synthetic fragrances can cause many other problems with your skin. Some of the more common symptoms are rashes, redness, irritation, and even acne. These reactions are often caused by the alcohol used to dissolve the fragrance oils. That said, many oils do contain synthetic fragrances, which can be just as damaging.

When choosing beard oil, look for ingredients that have been derived from natural sources. Again, organic, plant-based essential oils are the best, as these are the purest oils and don't contain alcohol.


Beard itch can be a real problem for many beardsmen. After all, it's difficult to enjoy a soft, luxurious beard if it itches, right? It's a frustrating condition that needs to be treated with a thorough understanding of the causes. 

Luckily for you, while the causes are widely varied, the solutions are far simpler. Just remember that the key is to moisturize. By using a beard oil that contains natural ingredients, keeping your face clean and healthy, and maintaining a proper beard grooming routine, you'll keep yourself looking and feeling great.

Show your beard some love with Sphinx Beard Oil. Our oils are formulated to nourish your beard, moisturize your skin, and make your beard smell good. Get rid of beard itch by choosing our organic oils!

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