If you’re lucky enough to be sporting a beard, looking after it is essential. Hopefully, you’ve already stocked up on beard oil as it’s one of the most important aspects of beard care. 

But if you’re not sure what is the best time of day to use beard oil, we’re here to explain.

Read on for the guidelines for how to apply beard oil, and when the best time to apply it is.

First Up - How much beard oil to use? 

How long’s a piece of string, really. No but seriously, the length of your beard and how thick it is will tell you how much beard oil you’ll need to apply. A little goes a long way.

On average, we’ve found that about 6 drops a day is enough for most beards, but use the below to get a better idea:

0 - 4 weeks: 3-4 drops per day

1 - 3 months: 4-6 drops per day

3 - 12 months: 6-10 drops per day

1 year onwards: 10+ drops per day

How much beard oil you use depends on season, climate, your natural skin type and some other factors. We always recommend starting with an everyday application and adjust as you deem necessary.

How to apply beard oil?

After you’ve dropped the required amount of beard oil drops into the palm of your hand, rub the oil between the hands to spread evenly.

The key here is to work the oil into the skin on your FACE, then onto the beard.

Remember, that the point of beard oil is to moisturise the skin underneath, not to heavily coat the beard hair. There are other products designed specifically for beard hair such as Beard Butter and Beard Balm which we recommend for this instead.

To read more about what beard oil does and why you need it, check out this article.

TIP - Don’t forget to apply beard oil to the moustache area if you’ve got one. 

And if you’ve poured out too much by accident? DON’T try to get it back in the bottle as it could cause the beard oil to get contaminated. Just apply the remnants onto other dry areas such as your elbows, neck or hair.

So that brings us to the main point - when is the best time to apply beard oil. 

We know that oil and water do not mix, so water will stop the beard oil from penetrating the pores and follicles.It’s also true that your skin and beard hair will absorb the oil the best when they’re clean.

So - the best time to apply beard oil is when it’s applied to warm, slightly damp skin. Wet skin and wet beard hair won’t work, so dry off before application.

 After a hot shower is ideal.

What is the best time of day to apply beard oil?

There’s nothing better than getting home after a long day and washing the remains of the day away.

But if you’re tempted just to hit the sack without a shower, do it with caution. Not washing your face and beard before bed just sows the seeds for a build-up of dead skin cells, oily skin, breakouts and ingrown hairs.

The best thing to do is take a shower before bed, then apply your beard oil AFTER your shower and you’ve dried off.

If you’re used to showering in the morning as well, then you’ll still need to apply beard oil afterward. The beard oil will prep the skin and add back moisture so you’ll feel comfortable all day.

In Summary: The best time to apply beard oil is when the skin is clean and dry - ideally after a shower. Apply beard oil to the skin underneath first, before the beard hair itself.

Whether you apply beard oil in the morning or the night is a matter of personal preference, but for the best feeling skin and the best-looking beard, then applying beard oil whenever you’ve washed is the answer.

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