Know Your Ingredients
Coconut oil is great for many things, but if you are prone to blackheads be aware that it may exacerbate the problem. Different oils have different ranges of comedogenic (pimple-causing) ability. Skip anything with cocoa butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, flax seed oil, linseed oil, or palm oil. Soy-based oils are also good to avoid. Prolonged exposure can mess with your hormones, and if you're putting it on your beard and kissing your lady, it can potentially mess with hers.
Instead, look for products that have grape seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E, pomegranate seed oil, and neem oil. They’re all rich in antioxidants, anti-aging properties, and proven to help prevent skin cancer, UV damage, and hair loss. Each of these oils has many beneficial qualities for your skin, hair, and overall health and longevity.
Got all that? Good. Now check out our list of favorite beard oils, and start taking better care of your face-blanket.