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The Modern Man’s Guide to Moisturizing Your Beard and Face

  • By - Sphinx Beard

If you have a beard, it can become dry and damaged. Split ends can form, and a once soft and healthy beard can become brittle and dry.

Introducing a daily facial moisturizer into your grooming routine can help to reverse the damage. For added softness, you can also use premium beard oil. The moisturizer will help to repair the damage, and the beard oil will add additional softness and shine.

In this guide, we'll teach you everything you need to know about moisturizing your beard and face.

Why Should You Moisturize Your Beard? 

Many men choose to avoid moisturizers because they don’t want to compromise the masculine nature of their beards. The truth is that moisturizing a beard is not at all masculine, it’s just a part of good grooming.

In case you aren’t sure about this, just look around you. Most of the men you see will have moisturizers and beard oils in their grooming kits.

They are using these products because they help to make their skin and beards feel soft and healthy.

How Does Skin Aging Work?

There are many factors that cause skin aging like the sun or genetics. As men get older, they lose much of the fat they had in their youth. This is why many older men have less facial hair and also why their beards can look a bit patchy and thin.

Our skin also becomes less able to retain moisture, so there is less moisture on the surface of our skin. This makes the skin appear older and more wrinkled.

Skin aging begins in the thirties, but it is not an immediate process. It happens gradually over time, which makes it difficult to notice.

The best way to help your skin retain moisture as you get older is to use a daily facial moisturizer.

How Does Facial Hair Play into Skin Aging?

As we age, our ability to grow and maintain facial hair also declines. This is why men tend to get patchy beards as they age. Also, hair growth tends to get slower and more inconsistent.

Moisturizers and beard oils can also help to make your facial hair look and feel better as you get older. Older men often have duller and more brittle beards. In addition, the skin underneath the beard can sometimes be more wrinkled and dry.

The good news is that using a moisturizer and beard oil can help to make your beard look healthier. As long as you use a high-quality moisturizer, you can use it without worrying about getting the right products. 

Washing and Moisturizing Your Beard

Because your skin and beard are so close to your mouth, it's very different from the skin on your face. You have to be careful when washing your beard since it can become easily damaged.

The best way to wash your beard is to use a gentle all-natural beard shampoo. Using a beard shampoo that is harsh can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause unnecessary damage.


Moisturizing your beard can be a healthy choice that improves your appearance. You will have a healthier, softer, and better-looking beard. You will also have healthier, softer and better-looking skin. You can even use the same moisturizer for your face, hands, and feet.

Be sure to use a high-quality moisturizer that is made for the skin under your beard. With Sphinx Beard's Beard Butter, you can keep your beard slick and shiny for years to come. Nab some for yourself on our online store.

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