Most people think that summer is the season that leads to the driest skin and hair symptoms. They are wrong! In the winter, you are repeatedly going from a cold, damp exterior environment to a dry heated environment where the air has been stripped of all the moisture by any one of the heating methods available today.
The dry air quickly strips your facial skin and hair of any moisture. You need to make sure to keep your facial skin and hair is protected from the leeching effects of the heated interiors.
Water is the absolute best and truest moisturizer, but because it evaporates quickly, it can be ineffective once the facial skin and hair dries. This is where emollients come in to play. Water, because it evaporates quickly, needs to be held on the skin or hair by emollient oils or butter in what is called emulsion. The natural emollients create a breathable barrier for the facial skin and hair, locking in the water keeping it hydrated and protected.
Natural emollients are very nourishing to the skin as they are metabolized by the skin’s own enzymes absorbing in all the nutrient creating a deep penetrating conditioner. Yet another reason why you should be using product with all natural ingredients.
Some oils and butters that are high in emollient properties:
- Cupuacu Butter
- Mango Butter
- Murumuru Butter
- Shea Butter
- Sweet Almond
- Tucuma Butter
Natural humectants are also equally important to keeping your facial skin and hair hydrated. Humectants work to pull moisture from your body and air to keep the skin and hair hydrated. There are a couple natural humectants but the most common you will find in beard care products are Beeswax, Castor Oil and Glycerin.
Understanding how hot and cold weather conditions can increase breakage and dry out the skin and hair, we wanted to formulate a beard care product that would protect the pelt all day and underskin from even the dirties of jobs. So, we created Outdoorsman Whisker Whip!
The Outdoorsman blend of Cupuacu, Mango, Murumuru, and Shea butters and Castor oil were purposely selected for their emollient and humectant properties, preventing moisture loss to the facial skin and hair by creating a breathable barrier that attracts and locks in water, keeping both hydrated.
Rich in fatty acids the blend also protects strands of the damaging effects of heat and humidity. The Outdoorsman blend of carrier oils Aloe, Argan, Coconut, Hazelnut, Jojoba, and Emu also works to nourish and protect the facial skin and hair from UV rays and free radicals.
Lastly, make sure to keep your beard hydrated this winter as dry brittle hair is more susceptible to breakage especially in cold temperatures.