1. Kiss With Caution
This comes first and foremost. Smoochin’ with a bearded fellow is awesome, however, you need to be careful. Too much stubble on skin can create some serious face chafe. Have you ever thought about what rug burn would like on your lips and face? Make out with a lumberjack for half an hour and you’ll find out.
This goes for yourself and your bearded buddy! Keeping both of your faces moisturized will help with problems associated with kissing, as well as a few others that you wouldn’t even think of. Ladies, tip for your man: Post shower make sure he dries his beard off very well! Water left behind can dry up the skin under his beard causing irritation. So towel dry thoroughly, and then apply moisturizer or beard butter or oil! I hear The Beard King has some pretty good oils. But for moisturizing, ladies (and gents!), try Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Daily Calming Moisturizer. I’ve used that, along with a ton of their other products and really like them!
3. Plan Meals Accordingly
Okay, so you don’t have to totally avoid certain foods, but watch out for ice cream, sunny side up eggs, anything saucy and creamy soups or puddings. These will indeed end up in your man’s beard, and chances are he will not notice. If you’re anything like me, purposely eating such foods will be a great opportunity for an embarrassing photo opp.
4. Bring a Brush
Ladies, we all know that it’s nice to have a brush handy just incase shit gets cray up there. You’d be surprised, but guys feel the same way with their quaffed facial masterpieces. Having a little comb handy in your purse says, “Babe, I care about your beard, just as much as you do” and he will love that.
5. Always Respect the Beard
November creeps to an end, and some of you girls will be thinking finally. But think twice before you make any comments about when the beard will be departing from his face. Your man worked hard for that! He takes pride in his luscious face flow. If he wants to rock it a little longer, let him. It’s like when you want to keep up with your sun-kissed highlights well after summer…if he says a thing about it there will be hell to pay. So please, let him live. Respect the beard.
Happy No Shave November!
Love Always, Brook ❤