If you've had a beard for more than a day, you know that it can quickly become what I like to call a delicate ecosystem. The hair on your face tends to be more coarse and rough than the hair on your head (which is why the softening effect of Whistle Punk Beard Oil is so beneficial), and that can cause your chin to become itchy, irritated and sore.

However, there is a secret weapon that will help restore peace and serenity to your face forest, and it's probably hiding out in your kitchen cabinet: apple cider vinegar.

ACV has long been praised for its many health benefits, but what you may not know is all the ways it can benefit your beard. According to our friends at Life Fitness Academy, rinsing your beard in ACV restores natural pH levels, which helps calm sore, irritated chin skin. It also helps close the cuticle scales on each shaft of face fuzz, which makes it smoother, shinier and easier to manage.

And, as if that wasn't enough, the acid and enzymes in ACV also kill the bacteria that clogs follicles and causes a dry crust to form which can itch and flake. In other words, it helps eliminate beard dandruff.

But, listen, cowboy... Before you run out and pour straight ACV onto your face and beard, there's a couple of things you should know. First, don't do that because you will burn the $#@% outta your skin. I pour undiluted ACV onto my face and beard a couple of times a week, but you've gotta work your way up to that level of manliness, bro! Crawl before you walk. Start by mixing 1 part ACV and 1 part water, and slowly pour that onto your beard. Massage it into your beard and chin skin and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. See how that works for you and go from there.

Second, not all ACV's are created equally. I use Bragg's Raw, Organic, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. In my opinion, it's the best stuff out there. (Use the link below to find Bragg's on Amazon where it's usually much cheaper than in health food stores, especially if you buy in bulk.) As with all Whistle Punk products, we believe using pure, organic ingredients makes a huge difference.

So give it a try! Let us know what you think!