CARE 101

Apply our Moisturizing Beard Wash to your wet beard. Gently massage it in, like you do when you rub your chin in deep thought. Rinse it well with warm water. Don’t stop until the suds have left your face.
PRO TIP: Only wash your beard with sulfate-free shampoo or wash, since shampoos with sulfates are a follicle menace and leave your beard coarse, dry and frizzy. If your beard is already as coarse and dry as sandpaper, limit your washes to no more than once per week or else you’ll rob your beard of moisture, and that’s unkind. If you’re a fine or oily-haired gent, wash your beard no more than once every 5 days, or else it will look very sad and straggly. Men of all hair types: feel free to condition your beards up to three times per week, in place of shampooing it often.

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Work our Hydrate & Nourish Beard Conditioner into your beard thoroughly, paying special attention to the ends of your beard. Leave it in your beard for 2 - 5 minutes. Maybe check some emails, Tweet, and scroll through our Instagram. Then rinse.

PRO TIP: After rinsing the conditioner from your beard, partially dry it.
Here’s how:

  1. Squeeze excess water from your beard.
  2. Use an old cotton t-shirt (perhaps something your ex left behind) or microfiber cloth and squeeze firmly and gently (don't rub!) to remove excess water. OR
  3. Use lint-free paper towels to get the job done. Just remember to make them lint-free. A face full of white fuzz is not a good look, unless your beard is actually white. NEVER dry your beard with a towel. EVER. The rough surfaces of bath towels snag beard hair and cause unnecessary frizz. Why would you voluntarily do that to yourself?

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Massage a dime (small beards) to quarter sized (big beards) amount of our Scotch Porter Beard Balm into your beard thoroughly.

PRO TIP: Getting the right amount of product on your beard takes some time. Be patient, grasshopper. You can determine the exact amount for your beard’s texture and length as you go along. These are merely starting points.

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Comb and brush your beard into your desired style with one of our awesome combs and brushes, making sure your beard style reflects who you are and what you came to do. Remember: your beard is a reflection of yourself, so make it count.

PRO TIP: A really great comb and brush is necessary to maintain your beard properly. Those cheap plastic combs they hand out in holiday gift bags can snag your beard hair, causing breakage and hair loss. You don’t need that negativity in your life. Also, avoid combing your beard aggressively or fast. It’s cool that you’re such a tough guy, but being gentle to your beard is the way to go. It's important to comb it from top to bottom and from side to the center, since this helps tame your hair to grow in a desired direction. Follow up by brushing your beard with a hairbrush (again, top to bottom and side to center). A Boar's Hair Brush is recommended, as the power of the boar ignites your own natural hair oils to keep your beard shiny, healthy, and clean. We have a few to suggest: Scotch Porter Pocket and Large Beard Combs and Boar's Hair Brushes.

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After styling, apply one pump or less (short beards) or two pumps (long, dense beards) of our Scotch Porter Smoothing Beard Serum to your dry beard. Smooth it out with your hands.

PRO TIP: The key to a well moisturized, shiny and frizz-free beard all day everyday is to lock in that moisture and smooth the hair cuticles down. While every point in the SP Grooming Process is vital, the serum is the real MVP since it keeps your beard in check throughout the day. Protection is the priority.

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We haven’t forgotten you... Key: Massage a dime to quarter-sized amount of Scotch Porter Hair Balm into your damp hair and scalp. Comb and/or brush your hair in your desired style. Boom. You’re now ready to take on the world.

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SCOTCH PORTER FOR SKIN

 

 

Massage a small amount of our Charcoal & Licorice Restoring Face Wash over wet face and neck. Rinse with warm water.

PRO TIP: A quality face washing session doesn’t always require rabid animal-level foaming to really cleanse. Some face wash products give you the illusion of cleansing with an unnecessary level of foam, but many of those foaming agents and ingredients strip your skin of natural oils leaving it looking dry and dull—like the day after a Foam Party. This especially applies to individuals with dry, oily or acne prone skin. Water is a key component to your morning regimen, both inside and out.

For a quick burst of energy, a good splash of cold water before washing your face will get your blood flowing and give you a quick boost of circulation, helping your complexion and skin to look its most fresh.

Further, drinking a glass of water (preferably spring water) every morning, with a total of six to eight glasses everyday is one of the best habits you can create for yourself. Healthy, moisturized skin requires a dedication to the practice of hydration. If not, your skin will give you the side eye
(as best as skin can).

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Use it with our Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defend Face Lotion

Massage a small amount of our Charcoal & Licorice Exfoliating Face Scrub over wet face and neck, 3 times per week, using a circular motion. Rinse with warm water. 

PRO TIP: Exfoliation is not just for your girlfriend. It has its advantages. 

Exfoliation should be done up to three times per week, in place of washing with our Charcoal & Licorice Restoring Face Wash. (No more than three times per week, as you run the risk of pissing off your skin and triggering breakouts and dryness). Exfoliating is a very important step in achieving great looking skin. It's the process of sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal fresher, smoother, healthier looking skin.

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Use it with our Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defend Face Lotion 


Massage a small amount of Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defense Face Lotion over your face after cleansing.

Pro Tip: Applying a daily moisturizer twice daily after cleansing is essential. Think we’re kidding? Try wearing a pair of leather shoes for a while without conditioning them, and you’ll see all of those cracks, crevices, general wear and aging over time. If that happens to even the toughest of tanned cowhide, imagine your face? Your skin is much less resilient and requires care and protection to remain fresh in appearance. Apply Face Lotion while your skin is still slightly damp to seal in moisture (two to three minutes after washing, no longer).

A really good moisturizer will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft without feeling oily and heavy. It will also help to control shine from oily areas of the skin.

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Use it with our Charcoal & Licorice Restoring Face Wash