Let’s get one thing straight — beards are not a fad. They’re a naturally occurring part of the body. Former President Lincoln didn’t keep a beard because it was hip. Confucius didn’t grow his facial hair for more Instagram followers. Beards are an extension of your personality and a great way to stand out in a sea of khaki slacks and tan dress shoes.
Over the last six years, I’ve become somewhat of a beard-growing expert. I can confidently say from experience that it’s a labor of love, demanding special attention to properly maintain. And one beard product I could not live without is Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream to fight beard itch.
Beard itch sucks, and it occurs whether you have stubble, scruff or a long beard. Let’s break down what’s actually happening before we start clawing at our chins like Wolverine.
Underneath a beard, there’s still skin. This skin can become very sensitive to changes in weather, body temperature and hydration levels, causing dryness. New beards may experience jagged hairs scraping their way up to see daylight. Sometimes it even comes from medical issues like eczema. In most cases, that itch is a cry for help and a signal to moisturize the skin and follicles underneath.
Many guys end up shaving their beards off because they don’t understand why they’re scratching their face or how to stop beard itch. Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream is made from plant extract and essential oils that hydrate, nourish, and rid beards of this deathly itch so guys can get back to feeling good about their facial hair.
Applying the cream is very easy. The Beard & Scruff Cream is most effective right out of the shower while your pores are open and more absorbent. After gently towel-drying your beard, rub the cream into your hands and apply under your beard, running your fingers through it to get down to the skin. I recommend using a thumbnail-sized amount for a small beard or twice as much for large beards.
There’s two things in particular that I really like about Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream aside from the fact that it works.
One of my biggest pet peeves is feeling greasy. I can’t stand it. Whether it came from sunscreen, soap or chicken wings, it doesn’t feel good. Cremo’s formula leaves my beard feeling fresh, not foul. There’s no greasy residue after applying to a beard. What’s even better is that any excess cream can be used to moisturize your hands.
I also really like that the Beard & Scruff Cream is available in three different scents, including Forest Blend, Mint Blend and Reserve Blend. While I’d like to see a fourth, scent-free option, right now I’m really enjoying their Reserve Blend scent in the classy black tin. To me, it smells like a fine glass of expensive whiskey.
It’s worth noting that this cream works well in tandem with Cremo Beard & Face Wash, Beard & Scruff Softener and Beard Balm. Remember: maintaining a clean beard is important for overall beard health. When using these products throughout the week, beard itch is nothing but a distant memory.