Winter in Rochester, MN, is undeniably a great time of year to rock a beard. Along with looking thematically appropriate in the chilly Midwest, you get at least some protection from the frigid air just by letting those whiskers do their thing. However, there are still downsides of living the beard life in the winter, most notably the dreaded dry beard. The men’s care professionals at MenSalon remind everyone sporting a beard this season to take every step necessary to keep it looking and feeling fully hydrated.


As is always the case with proper beard care, keeping yourself hydrated is the first step to keeping your beard lush. Be sure you’re drinking enough water daily. Proper hydration impacts your skin and hair directly, and an under-watered body can lead to itchy, dry, and irritated winter skin. This is one of the simplest ways to practice self-care year-round, but during the winter in Minnesota it becomes even more necessary. If water alone isn’t doing enough to keep your locks looking and feeling glossy, there are still more options out there to help.


Thanks to a growing market of men’s care online and in the public sphere, there are now seemingly endless products to choose from for keeping your beard soft and healthy. Beard oils, balms, and butters can easily be found online or even in local grocery stores if you’re looking to expand your winter beard care regimen. However, it can be difficult to decide which product is best for your hair type, budget, and skin. In cases like this, consult the beard care experts at MenSalon. We can help you select a product that matches your lifestyle and doesn’t break the budget. For some, a small amount of product applied daily is all that is needed to maintain a healthy look.


Finally, winter is a great time to keep things clean and trimmed. This allows more breathing room for the skin beneath the hair and can help reduce dander and buildup. This doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t grow your beard long during the winter months, but a trim can help smooth tangles and reduce problem patches. If you’re worried about dryness, pairing a trim with a facial is a great way to combat dry air.


Any or all of these options may be exactly what your beard needs to thrive until spring, but if you don’t know which option to try, consult our beard care professionals at your next visit. All beards and skin types are a little different, and what works for your friends may not be what’s right for you. For all of our men’s care services contact MenSalon in Rochester, MN, at (507) 288-1836 or by visiting our website.