Here’s a scary thought: after weeks of battling the razor and growing your beard, you realize that it doesn’t really look all that great — plus it itches, like, really itches.

It itches so bad that you’ve considered shaving it all off, and starting anew, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Cremo’s astonishingly superior beard products were developed to help make your beard look and feel its best, and to help you get started, we’ve put together this quick little guide on how to use and apply beard balm and beard oil.

Which do I use first

So, you’ve followed the Cremo guide on ‘Best tips and tricks to make your beard grow faster’ , but in all the excitement, you want to double-down on research to make sure you fully understand how to use two of the most important tools in a man’s beard care kit: beard oil and beard balm.

The first question you probably asked the search engine gods (Google) was probably something like “what is beard oil”, “how to use beard oil” or “how to use beard balm”, which are great questions, and luckily for you, we have the answers.

The first product you should add to your routine, whether you have a ‘baby-beard’ or ‘full lumberjack’, is the stalwart Beard Oil.

Essential oils absorb into the skin, hydrating your face and beard, and preventing itchiness and flaking. Applying your Beard Oil once a day keeps the doctor away – or, so we’ve been told.

How much do I Use?

There are no set rules on this, as it depends on your beards length, size and thickness. Every beard is different, like a beautiful and unique snowflake.

If it is your first time, a good rule of thumb would be 3 drops of Beard Oil placed into your palm, and a finger-tip sized dollop for Beard Balm.

Your beard might need more, but be smarter than your 13 year old self and start small. It wasn’t cool back then to swim your head hair in Pomade, and nor will your beard thank you if it looks like a greased out mess.

How to Apply Beard Oil

It’s not rocket science, but we do have a few hacks for ‘expert level’ application. Beards are generally thicker and bushier than the hair on your head, and we want to make sure every follicle gets the love it needs.

We’re going to assume you’ve showered and applied a Beard and Face Wash prior to application. If this isn’t the case, do everyone a favor and turn on the shower taps.

Applying Beard Oil

Using the dropper on our Beard Oil, pour a few drops into your palm and rub your hands together, paying particular attention to getting the good stuff between your fingertips. Apply in an even manner to your beard, working in with care and massaging into every follicle. For a bonus point, we recommend using a Beard Brush to help with spreading the oil evenly and exfoliating your skin at the same time – win, win!

How to Apply Beard Balm

Rub finger on balm in a circular motion until you have a dollop on your fingertip. Work between palm and fingers until the product feels warm and supple. Apply to beard, styling your beard into its desired shape. An expert tip is to use a Beard Comb to aid you in making sure your beard looks on point.

Can I use Beard Oil & Beard Balm Together?

We wouldn't recommend it. The shea butter from the beard balm and the beard oil, do not mix well together and your beard could look extremely greasy.

How often should I use Beard Oil & Beard Balm

This depends on your lifestyle, but we recommend using a Beard Oil once a day to keep your beard healthy and vibrant. If you’re not using regularly, beards can become dry and this will result in beard itch and soreness – not cool.

The Best Beard Oil & Beard Balm

You’re already in the right place.

Our Beard Oils were designed with Astonishingly Superior ingredients, including the highest quality natural argan and jojoba oils. These work to moisturize, nourish, restore and condition your beard and skin, bringing you back to civilization.

Cremo Beard Balms tame unruly hairs, help style and shape your beard, restore natural moisture and keep your beards smelling fresh and clean all day.

Check out other exciting Beard Care products from Cremo

No matter the length, beards have needs. We’ve got you covered.

The hair on your face is not the same as the hair on your head. It’s much coarser, plus the skin underneath is more sensitive than the skin on your scalp. That’s why facial hair requires a specialized grooming regimen. Cremo Beard Products answer the unique requirements of beards, no matter what stage of growth. Whether it’s short and scruffy or long and glorious, we’ve got your back. Or rather, your face.

Check the full range of Cremo’s Beard Care range here.