To all the men out there who know their fair share about beards, here’s a truth – growing a beard is easy, but maintaining and grooming it the right way is a whole other ball game altogether.
Women have makeup, men have beards, and yes, beards can be just as fashionable and versatile. A beard isn’t just about facial hair; it adds on to one’s style, and is a reflection of the individual’s personality too. A man with a well-groomed beard is sure to turn a few heads, and it really adds on to the appeal of his overall look.
So, if you have a beard but haven’t been giving it the attention it deserves, it’s never too late to start now!
Pall Mall Barbers have been selling specialized products for men’s grooming since 1896, and their range of luxury products for beards are definitely a great choice. Read on to find out more about their different products, and how they can make your beard looks fantastic!
1 – Before, during and after
The PMB pre-shave scrub helps with exfoliating and preparing your beard and skin for a shave or trim. Made using Amazonian guarana seeds, pear seed oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter, it helps with eliminating dead skin and also moisturises both the hair and skin. It also soothes the skin, so that there’s no irritation while shaving.
During the shave, the PMB shaving cream is perfect for hydrating the skin and also creates and foamy, creamy lather, making it very easy to shave. It contains prickly pear seed oil and jojoba for added moisturisation and suits all skin types.
Once you’ve completed your shave, opt for the PMB post-shave balm, which contains prickly pear seed extract and glycerine as well. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft, while also dealing with any irritation or dry patches after shaving.
To top the shaving ritual off, don’t forget a few splashes of cologne! The signature Pall Mall Barbers Sandalwood & Clove cologne has a wonderful, classic fragrance that will suit your needs. With woody notes and hints of almonds and cardamom, it is a powerful yet not overbearing scent. Perfect for both the day and night, the cologne is an excellent all rounder.
2 – Wax and Oil
Grooming isn’t just about the shaving process. Waxes and oils help with taming unruly beards, giving them a more neat and clean look. Oils also help with conditioning, moisturizing and boosting the growth of a healthy beard.
The PMB range of wax and beard oil are specifically made for superior conditioning and taming. The oil contains extracts of Almond and Jojoba, which are especially great for maintaining facial hair and skin.
There are different ranges of electric shavers that are meant for sensitive skin types. You can get more info about electric razors and their ranges here. However, for someone with very sensitive skin, a cooling gel can work wonders!
PMB’s shaving oil and cooling gel are created especially for sensitive, allergy prone skin. The oil adds a layer of protection for the skin, prior to shaving, and the gel can be used post shaving to soothe the skin, close the open skin pores and deal with any irritation or rashes.
4 – Dealing with the after-burn
Suffering from cuts and burns after a shave is normal, especially if your skin is sensitive or you’re new to shaving by yourself. A quick and easy remedy to deal with this is alum matches.
PMB offers single-use, disposable alum matches which are a quick, hygienic and easy way to deal with cuts and burns. They close up the cuts and accelerate the healing process.
Whether it’s now or a century ago, beards have always been an essential part of the ensemble for men. Today, with technology and advanced tools, we can choose to play around with our look and try new styles whenever we choose to. A well-groomed beard is undoubtedly an important part of your style statement, so you can and must spend some time and effort into taking care of it, maintaining it well and, of course, letting it reflect your own sense of style.