We’re well into the throes of another great kiwi summer. If you’re on the fence about growing out your beard, the soaring summer temperatures and seemingly endless sun can make you reconsider.
However, contrary to popular belief, we think that the summer season is actually a great time to embrace your facial fuzz, and not just because it looks epic ALL year round. We've noted some key benefits of growing a summer beard below:
Beards protect your skin from the sun
Your beard acts as a natural barrier against harmful UV rays and can help protect the sensitive skin on your face from sunburn, reducing the risk of skin damage associated with prolonged sun exposure.
Don’t skimp on the sunscreen though, the harsh, hot New Zealand sun needs all the protection you can get!
Beards can improve moisture levels in the skin
In summer, high temperatures and increased sun exposure can lead to dry skin. A magnificent beard will act as a shield, reducing the direct contact of the sun and wind on your face, helping to retain some much needed moisture and preventing your skin from getting excessively dry.
To add to your beard hydration and keep your skin and facial fuzz moisturized, make sure you check out the fantastic selection of beard oils available. Beard oils can be used all over the face (not just the beard).
Beards add a touch of style and confidence
A well groomed beard gives you an added touch of style and confidence to any summer style. It’s also a great opportunity to experiment with different beard styles to find the look that compliments you and your summer wardrobe.
To experiment properly you’ll need the right equipment. We have some great tools to help you achieve your desired style. Check them out here.
Beards are a time saver
Who really wants to spend every other day in the heat of summer, standing in front of the mirror meticulously shaving your face and dealing with the ingrown hairs? While we still recommend a regular trim and care routine, growing and maintaining a beard can be more forgiving during the laid-back summer months.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to crafting a stream-lined beard care routine, check out our blog on Achieving a Well-Trained Beard.
Beards keep you cool (in more ways than one!)
This one might come as a surprise to many, but keeping a well-maintained beard can not only make you look cool, it can actually provide a natural cooling effect. It acts as an in-built face shade, helping to regulate temperature and reduce the amount of direct sunlight on your skin.
Our final Thoughts...
Of course, summer can mean increased sweat levels! It’s important to keep a robust wash routine with some added moisture and conditioner to avoid sweat buildup and keep away the dreaded beardruff.
We recommend stocking up on our Beard Wash and Conditioner Set, and to slightly increase your application of a quality Beard Oil or Beard Balm to ensure you're maintaining the hydration levels in your beard and the skin beneath.
If you’re just starting out on your beard journey or are simply looking for some extra advice, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Until next time, happy bearding!