Lack of proper beard care can oftentimes lead to the itchy and uncomfortable phenomenon known as beardruff. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, beardruff is basically dandruff on your face. Similar to the dandruff on your head, beardruff is a sign that you haven’t been giving your prized chin-curtain the tender loving care it deserves.

In order to treat this pesky beard condition, it’s important to understand what’s happening on the surface of your skin as well as below it.

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So you've got a beard sprouting from your face. But, that's not all that goes into it. Are you properly caring for your majestic face warmer? We often get engrossed in the thoughts of growing legendary beards and start contemplating various styles but forget that beards ultimately require regular maintenance. Maintaining your beard and keeping it healthy on a regular basis is just as important as brushing your teeth. After all, you want your beard to be the best beard it can be, not some scraggly bird's nest....

The middle of winter is beard season for many. It's also the time when beards suffer from dryness, scratchiness, and the dreaded beard dandruff. Going back and forth between nipping cold air outdoors and piping hot air indoors easily damages beards and the skin underneath by stripping away moisture. This is the primary reason for investing in a quality beard oil or beard balm to help moisture and bring your beard back to life.

For a few weeks, beginning with No Shave November, I've been testing out a new beard balm...

As of November 1st, 2015, I finally achieved a long held goal, surpassing a milestone that I had previously fallen short on numerous times. It took strength of will, conviction, and a place of employment with lax grooming standards. Many times I was tempted to back out, but each time, my doubts were drowned out by a prospect so majestic that the word itself began to ring around my head like a catchy song that I couldn’t shake. The milestone in question? The Yeard.

The Yeard is, as you have probably...

I've been living in southern California for a few months now, and I've got to say, some days are hot and dry as hell. Since I've been sporting my beard longer than usual this summer, it's become extremely susceptible to the the elements. Five minutes after any shower or workout and my facial hair would turn into an unkempt wire brush.

After trying a couple dozen beard balms and beard oils, I gave the brand new Uppercut Deluxe Beard Balm a fair shake. I've been familiarized with the Uppercut Deluxe hair...

Upon moving from the American northeast to the southwest, my beard called out for attention. The change to a warm and dry climate gradually dried out my beard turned my entire face into a wild porcupine. Beard balm, the close cousin of beard oil, is the tool a man uses to tame the beast dwelling on their face. The beard balm I used for the last few weeks is Virtu Beard Balm by Liberty Premium Grooming Co. Virtu Beard Balm is crafted in the United States with all-natural ingredients: babassu oil (attalea speciosa),...

One of the first things I picked up on from moving to San Diego from New York is the change from humidity to absolute atmospheric dryness.  With the climate change and lack of moisture in the air, one's skin and hair tends to dry out and get "flaky."  This is absolutely true with beards as well, hence the importance of using beard oil regularly. It was around the time of my move from the east coast to the west that I began using a new product called Virtu Beard Oil.  Virtu Beard...

Since around the beginning of No-Shave-November, I've been using a new beard oil.  For those rugged beards unfamiliar with beard oil, acquaint yourself with the number one daily beard grooming product.  The beard oil I'll be reviewing today is H-Beard Oil by Healing Natural Oils. Of the many hundreds, if not thousands, of beard oil brands out on the market today, H-Beard Oil is one that doesn't rely on flashy masculine marketing.  In fact, all the products sold by Healing Natural Oils seem to come in the same amber-colored glass bottle with...

We've all heard of Movember and/or No-Shave-November: the act of either growing a manly mustache or burly beard in the month of November to raise awareness and funds for a multitude of good causes that benefit and support men's health.  Included in but not limited to the list of men's health issues battled is prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.  Even if you can't grow any facial hair, I absolutely commend anyone that donates to either cause. However, there is another lesser known cancer that does not receive the...

“I’m not going to kiss you again until you shave off that beard.”  That is what my girlfriend, Julia, said to me one day about 3 years ago. I was a bit shocked when Julia said it.  I mean, I had a beard for the entire 4 years we were dating.  But she was dead serious about it.  “I’m tired of getting scratched by that thing when we make out.” So this was a real dilemma for me.  I consider myself quite the rugged fellow - I love my beard.  My beard...