Beard Health and Grooming

Kokum Butter (updated 2020)

Here is another article about Kokum butter and its benefits for the hair and skin. Kokum is a much more costly option than Shea butter, but we feel it is well worth the expense. Read below to find some reasons why. (https://coxistencesoaps.com/blogs/news/compare-shea-cocoa-mango-kokum-butter-natural-skincare-beauty-2019)  

  Garcinia indica, a plant in the mangosteen family, commonly known as kokum, is a fruit-bearing tree that has culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses. Highly moisturizing, kokum butter helps heal dry and cracked skin especially lips, elbows, knees and soles of feet. It may also aid in improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Kokum butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which softens the skin and helps promote elasticity.

Below are the known benefits of Kokum butter and the reasons why we include it in our Lip Therapy...

  • Helps prevent drying of the skin
  • Helps heal ulcers, heal fissures & cracks of the lips, hands and soles of feet
  • Helps regenerates skin cells & reduces degeneration of skin cells
  • Non-pore clogging (non-comodegenic)
  • Contains 80% stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides
  • Contains antioxidant properties (Vitamin E galore!!)
  • Helps stabilize emulsions
  • High oxidative stability
  • Softens the skin and restores skin flexibility & elasticity

Because of its rich emollient properties, kokum butter is easily absorbed by the skin and lips, so it’s healing properties can penetrate deep into the layers of the dermis rather quickly. 

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"When you learn to love your beard, you automatically start to care for your beard. Then your beard will be your lovable asset, and you will start giving it the priority it needs as well as extra attention. So try to love your beard first. This also includes the style you decide to choose for your beard." Check out this article from scoopempire.com for some really great tips about beard growth and grooming.

https://scoopempire.com/17-grooming-tips-for-men-with-badass-beards/

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I have seen a lot of articles about beards and bacteria. Does your beard aid in the transmission of COVID-19? Should you shave your beard during this pandemic? As well as many others.

   First off, let me say that I am not an expert in any way. I simply want to put some information out there and let you make up your own mind.

   I also want to say that a virus and bacteria are not the same thing. Why do article that address COVID-19 mention bacteria? I’m not sure. Here is a little info on both.

  • Bacteria and viruses differ in their structure and their response to medications.
  • Viruses are not considered to be “living” because they require a host cell to survive long-term, for energy, and to reproduce. Viruses consist of only one piece of genetic material and a protein shell called a capsid. They survive and reproduce by “hijacking” a host cell and using its ribosomes to make new viral proteins.

   Most bacteria are beneficial, only a few cause disease. Viruses on the other hand are responsible for many diseases. (https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/difference-between-bacteria-virus-3503840/)

As far as beards go, there seems to be a lot of incorrect information out there. The infographic that was displayed all over the news a couple months back was reportedly saying to shave your beard to stop the spread. However, the truth is that infographic was directed at health care workers using N-95 masks that require a good tight fit to perform properly. (https://www.maxgreenalchemy.com/germs-in-beard)

Please practice good hygiene by keeping your beard clean, washing your hands as needed to avoid contamination and take other precautionary steps that you feel are appropriate.

Stay safe and healthy. Thanks for visiting our website and remember…………………

It’s all about the beard, Man!

Doc