Thinking about growing a beard? That thought has probably crossed your mind on more than one occasion. But if you’re like many men out there who aren’t naturally gifted in the hair growth department, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of frustration at trying to grow a thick, full, lustrous-looking beard without a little help from products and tools like beard growing kits.
The beauty of these kits is that you don’t have to be blessed in the genetics department anymore to grow a full-face beard.
Why Grow A Beard?
Besides looking hot and boosting your sex appeal, did you know that there are other reasons to grow a beard? It’s not all about the good looks alone (although that certainly helps!). A beard actually acts as a layer of protection for your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Too much exposure to the sun is going to cause your skin to wrinkle faster, and since beards can block nearly 95% of the sun’s UV rays, you’re going to be ruggedly handsome for much longer.
During those cold winter months, your beard can serve as your best friend. The layer of protection that it forms helps to trap the heat and prevent skin chafing (ouch!). Since it is a layer of protection, it is also going to keep a lot of bacteria at bay. This only means you don’t have to worry about acne and pimples popping up at inopportune moments anymore.
Finally, not having to shave every day in the morning is going to save you a ton of time! That clears up your schedule for more important things to do, and since many of us are busy, on-the-go people, this time-saving benefit is another reason to consider growing a beard.
Getting the Most Out of Your Kit
Like everything else that you spend money on, you want to get the most out of your product. Who doesn’t love a product that gives them the most bang for their buck? The questions that are bound to wander through your mind are how do I get the most out of this kit? What can I do to make it work better? Here are the tips to keep in mind to grow the beard you’ve always wanted:
Clean Your Face – Before applying the products supplied in your beard growth kit onto your face, the first step to take is to make sure you’re starting with a nice, clean surface. Give your face a good wash and scrub and then pat it dry. This gives your products the best chance of getting absorbed well by your skin. Dirt and oil will only clog your pores and make it that much harder for the products to get through and work the way that they should. While you’re at it, clean any products that come with your beard grooming kits too, like the roller that you are going to run all over the area of your face where your beard will grow.
Sanitize the Roller – The next step is to sanitize the roller. Give it a good spray with the sanitizer bottle (two pumps ought to do it). Your aim is to hit all the surface areas of the roller. Hygiene plays an important role here, especially since the roller has thousands of little needles on it. These needles are fine enough to push bacteria or dirt in and clog your pores, even more, causing pimples are other unwanted skin concerns.
Run Your Roller In Every Direction – Now, it is time to run the roller over the area of your face where you want your beard to grow. It is recommended that you run the roller in every direction. Aim to run it horizontally, diagonally, and vertically. You’ll want to do this about ten times or so in the desired area. You could go over the area as many times as you feel it is needed. You’ll want to try not to overdo it, though, because you don’t want to risk aggravating your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, to begin with. As you are doing this, apply only light pressure. The surface of the skin is delicate on your face, and applying too much pressure could actually run the risk of irritating your skin.
Do It The Recommended Amount of Times – Your best bet to get the most out of your beard growth products is to follow the recommendations that come with your kit. If the kit recommends doing it two to three times a week, then that is what you should do. Space out your sessions too, because your skin needs a break. Don’t forget that these are needles you are running over your face with a roller. Give your skin some time to adjust, balance out, and get back to normal before you run the roller over it again. If you’re struggling to remember the days where you should be carrying out your beard-growing regiment, set a reminder on your phone or make a note of it on your calendar.
The Best Way to Apply the Activating Serum – The secret growth weapon of your beard kit is going to be your activating serum. After the surface of your face has been clean and you’ve washed your hands, apply the serum to your fingertips. Rub your fingertips together, and then gently massage the serum onto the surface of your skin in gentle, circular motions, applying to the areas where you want your beard to grow. Keep rubbing it in until there is no serum left on your fingers. This is the best way to get the most out of your product with every application.
Looking After Your Beard and Your Tools
Looking after your tools as part of your aftercare process is going to make it last much longer. If you look after the roller well, it should last about six months or so, maybe even longer. Keep using products that are rich in nutrients and look after your skin well, and you’ll be on your way to a beard that will be the envy of others.