The winter months can be extremely hard on your beard and skin. Cold temperatures and rough winds can dry out your skin and cause your beard to become unmanageable. Jojoba oil (pronounced “Ho-Ho-Ba”) is a dual do-gooder with properties that keep your beard looking fantastic and your skin hydrated. Let’s get into some details about what jojoba oil is, and how it saves your winter beard:

What Is It?

So here’s the deal, Jojoba oil is often found in all-natural body care products, the oil can also be used directly on the skin, hair, and even nail cuticles. It’s name is actually a tad-bit deceptive because the substances comes from smashing the seeds of the Jojoba shrub, so it’s technically a liquid wax. Free from triglycerides, this oil has a long shelf-life and won’t go all rancid on you. Jojoba is rich in vitamins, A, D and E which are essential for healthy hair and skin.

Good For Your Winter Beard:

Your beard can get unruly with its coarse and frizzy hair in the winter. Thankfully jojoba oil is similar to sebum – a substance our skin naturally produces. Therefore, it adds shine and naturally soften hair, making your beard smooth and manageable. There’s also none of that nasty greasy build-up so it’s a good oil to use on a daily basis. Jojoba also unclogs hair follicles (see below) which helps reduce hair loss and in turn promotes hair growth for your beard. Jojoba products can also keep your strands from breaking, eliminating unsightly split ends.

Good For Your Winter Skin:

Just as important as a good looking manly beard, is keeping the skin under it healthy. Jojoba is non-allergenic making it a good, safe moisturizer for all skin types. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help combat that dreaded beard-druff as well. Also, because of it’s similarity to our naturally produced sebum, it is absorbed by your face and beard like a sponge. It won’t clog your pores, allowing them to breathe. This also means it’s good for fighting winter blemishes.