The Movember campaign is in full swing and men around the world are participating in No Shave November to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. Don’t worry you’ve still got time! Because like they say, there’s no better time than the present to start growing out your facial hair (or something along those lines).
Ultimately, No Shave November is the true test of a man. It’s what separate the boys from the men. But it’s around this time in Movember that things start looking a little hairy (literally). The low-maintenance scruff starts to look like a wild forest. So if you plan on keeping the Lumberjack look going for the rest of the winter, follow these easy tips for keeping your beard groomed!
Skin comes first
While your facial hair may be the main attraction, the base player has just as an important role. Take care of your skin and know your skin type. Whether you’re dry, oily, or sensitive, make sure you’re aware of complexion’s needs.
Match your beard to your face shape
Since we’re well into the month, it’s time to start sculpting your masterpiece. But make sure it compliments your face shape. Highlight that jaw or angle it on the chin to make your jaw look sharper. Regardless – trim your beard to your advantage.
My favorite trimmer? Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200 – rated #1 of 2016.
Wash it regularly
I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but no one likes a dirty beard. Keep it clean, gentlemen. I’m not saying you have to deep clean it daily. Just fresh. If you’re into keeping it simple, stick with a bar of soap. But if you want to play with the big leagues – try The Art of Shaving Beard Wash. Plus, it comes in peppermint – just in time for the holidays.
Beard Oil is your FRIEND
Honestly – beard oil is key to keeping your facial hair well-tamed. Plain and simple: regular use will make your hair softer and shinier. Try Mountaineer Brand WV Timber Beard Oil. Especially if you’re into smelling like a rugged huntsman.
Did Michelangelo’s ceiling painting in the Sistine Chapel happen overnight? No. And neither will your facial masterpiece. Growing and maintaining a well-groomed beard your father would be proud of takes time. Be patient. It’ll grow.