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How to Prevent a Dry and Flaking Beard in the Winter

How to Prevent a Dry and Flaking Beard in the Winter


While winter’s mostly on its way out across the United States, there are still plenty of cold and dry days ahead. The cold air can wreak havoc on your beard, leaving it dry, flaky, and itchy. Fortunately, there’s plenty of beard care techniques and products you can use to help prevent a dry and flaking beard during the rest of the icy season. And while not all beard oils and balms are created equal, choosing the right ones can also make all the difference. 

For example, our Fresh Beards products contain only natural ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil, and shea butter. These help to lock in moisture, soothe the skin, and prevent flaking. Let’s take a closer look at just a few reliable techniques and products to help your beard stay healthy and happy all winter long.

Periodic Beard Washes

When it comes to washing your beard, less is more. Over-washing can strip the natural oils from your beard, leaving it dry and prone to flaking. Instead, aim to wash your beard 2-3 times a week with a gentle beard shampoo. Harsh cleansers and soaps can dry out your face and beard, leading to irritation and more beard flakes. These products can even disrupt the delicate pH balance of your skin, throwing off the beneficial bacteria and microbes that are essential for healthy skin function. Our Fresh Beards beard wash products are specifically formulated to cleanse your beard without drying it out, and it’s infused with natural oils and extracts to nourish and strengthen your hair.

After washing your beard, it’s important to apply a high-quality beard oil or balm. These products will help to replenish the moisture that may have been lost during washing, and they will also help to soften and tame your beard. At Fresh Beards, we offer a range of beard oils and balms in a variety of scents, all made with natural ingredients to keep your beard looking and feeling its best.


We know that taking care of your skin can be a hassle, but your beard will thank you for tackling dryness, flakiness, and other skin concerns with ease. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should apply a facial moisturizer immediately after you shower. When it comes to selecting a men’s moisturizer, the AAD recommends favoring products that contain jojoba oil and glycerin. Fortunately, many of our beard wash products contain both in order to better fortify and rejuvenate the skin underneath your beard! 

Protect & Trim

Even beyond using the right beard products, it’s important to protect your beard from the elements. When you’re outside in the cold, your beard can quickly become dry and brittle. Consider wearing a scarf or mask to cover your beard and protect it from the cold, harsh wind. This will not only help to reduce dryness and flaking but will also keep you cozy.

It’s also important to remember to trim your beard regularly! Trimming your beard helps to remove split ends and keeps it looking neat and tidy. It will also promote healthy growth and prevent your beard from becoming too unruly. 

Maintaining a healthy, hydrated beard in the winter is all about using the right products, protecting it from the elements, and practicing good grooming habits. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your beard stays soft, smooth, and flake-free. From our high-quality brushes that keep your beard looking sharp to our nourishing oils that leave your beard feeling silky smooth, we have everything you need to take your grooming routine to the next level. At Fresh Beards, we’re passionate about helping you achieve the best beard of your life.
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