Beard are fashionable and in this year. They aren’t just part of the appearance of hipsters. Each and every man can rock a beard. Whether you’re a a manly man who spends a lot of time outdoors or someone who just wants to add another dimension to your looks. The only caveat being that beards have to look good! Your neckline and your beard line have to be on point for the beard to add rather than subtract from your looks.
We all know that guy, who has some stubble but looks a little gross. Either the hair is way out of control, with long neck hair, or it just doesn’t look healthy. The skin looks dry and the beard is all flaky underneath. Fortunately, some wise person invented a beard exfoliating brush, also known as a beard exfoliator brush. Yet this tool remains almost unknown to most men.
Dry Beard Causes
Before we dive into the brushes, it’s important to understand why the skin gets dry, and even if it isn’t, why looking after the skin you can’t see is important.
When the hair grows it requires nourishment, some of which it will obtain from the skin, as well as carrying some of the protective oils with it. For very sensitive individuals this alone can cause dry skin. As the beard thickens, it get’s harder to reach to the skin underneath, which can sometimes cause bits of grime and dirt to get caught leading to some redness and inflammation.
Soaps and Products
As men, we often use normal hand soaps or other harsher products on our faces. The logic is of course that anything the head or the rest of the body can deal with, the beard should be able to deal with. Wrong! These things can actually increase the rate at which skin ages. These products are harsh and remove the oils from the skin, leaving a dry mess.
In turn, this leads to flaky beards and unhappy skin. This of course is the contrary to good looking, shiny beards with healthy skin.
When working on your beard and skincare, follow a routine that will enhance your appearance and which is designed to nourish your skin, not take away from it.
Another important reason, often left out by websites about skin care and beard health, is your gut health. I know, it seems completely irrelevant but I have experienced this first hand and seen it happen (and get cured) by many people. If your body doesn’t deal particularly well with certain foods, you can get redness and flakiness within your beard. Sometimes this will also occur in your eyebrows and around your nose. If you’re experiencing this, then remove the following foods from your diet for a few weeks.
The Most Common Culprits
There are others too, but these tend to have the biggest impact. If you notice that your skin and beard clear up just by removing these foods, then you know the cause. Re-integrate one food slowly for a week or 2 and see if your symptoms return. If they don’t then move on to the next food.
If you find the cause it doesn’t mean you need to exclude the food forever. Sometimes just removing a food for a while can reverse the reaction. Alternatively, just keep the quantities smaller of the food causing issues.
Beard Exfoliator Brushes
Now we get to the part about beard exfoliator brushes, and which one you should pick. We are going to review a couple of different ones, so that you can decide which is right for your and your particular skin type and beard or stubble.
Naturenics Premium Beard Grooming Kit
Compared to the others, this is a relatively expensive piece of kit. However, there’s a very good reason for this. It contains all of the following:
- Beard Exfoliator Brush
- Beard Balm
- Beard Oil
- Dual Beard Comb
- Japanese Beard Scissors
- Gift Box
- Beard E-Book
The reason this deserves a mention is that the quality of the products is great. On top of that, the beard and skincare oils and balm are of organic quality. Personally, I don’t put anything on my face that isn’t of high quality. This is a a kit for someone who doesn’t have any products that will help them look after an itchy face, smoothen the beard and exfoliate. The e-book will provide additional guidance on how to look after the beard and how to keep it looking healthy.
Beard Grooming Kit – Urban Rust
This beard grooming kit quite a bit cheaper than the Naturenics version, yet contains some very similar products. Downside? It appears to only be available in the UK. Besides that particular hiccup it contains the following:
- Unscented Beard Growth Oil
- Shea Butter Beard Balm
- Bore Bristle Beard Exfoliator Brush
- Wooden Beard Shaping Comb
- Steel Scissors
- Beard Apron
- Travel bag
- A Gift Box
This kit contains a lot of stuff. This may be the best option if you have partner who gets mad at your hair getting everywhere when you shave or trim. The apron can be attached to the mirror so that any hair that comes off of your face is caught and can be flushed down the toilet once you’re done. The shaping comb is a really nice addition, which will allow you to shape your beard yourself.
ZilberHaar Beard Exfoliator Brush
This is ones of the highest quality brushes you will get your hands on. Yes, it’s expensive for a single product when you can get the others with all sorts of other things. However, no other product has as high a rating by the same number of people. If you’re looking for a beard brush that will last a long time, looks and feels super smooth then this is the way forward.
If I had to choose, I would go with the ZilberHaar Beard Brush particular brush and find other oils and balms if required. If you’re looking for as much as possible with a smaller budget then the Urban Rust Beard Grooming Kit option is right for you.
If again, you’re on a budget but you want a little higher end then pick the Naturenics Kit.
Hopefully this has helped you find a suitable beard exfoliating brush to get rid of dead skin and make your your beard looks healthy and stylish.