Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to become a beard guy. Great.
After all, we’re currently living in the golden age of the bristle, with everyone from Hollywood stars to CEOs sporting facial hair. Last week, scientists at the universities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Queensland even found that bearded men are more attractive to potential partners. But, like cars, beards need to be taken care of.
On National Men's Grooming day, we bring you the brilliant grooming products will stop your scruff looking rough.
1. Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser
Just because you’re growing a beard, it doesn’t mean you can just forget about your skin. Protect and enrich your face with this non-greasy moisturiser, which is enhanced by botanical extracts and vitamins. The antioxidant in the horopito will purify, whilst the jojoba will nourish and keep your skin feeling firm.
£34, Look Fantastic, Buy it now
2. Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy
As every man knows, hair on your face can cause dryness in the skin. Avoid this by choosing a rich moisturiser such as the Perricone MD, which uses Vitamin C and tocotrienols to sooth and brighten. This one also works to smooth out imperfections, so even if you’ve had a busy week or heavy night, you’ll still look bright-eyed and bushy tailed.
£71, Perricone MD, Buy it now
3. Triumph & Disaster Stashbox
Including their shave cream, brush, facial scrub and moisturiser, this little kit has everything you need to stop the beard becoming too unruly.
£66, Look Fantastic, Buy it now
4. Musgo Real Classic Scent Shaving Cream
Although a shave cream, the lanolin and glycerin in this product work to soften the beard. So if you just have a few areas to smarten up, this is great to massage all over, as it will also condition the skin nicely.
£11.50, Trouva, Buy it now
5. Braun Precision Trimmer PT5010
Using a trimmer is a great way to get the exact style you want and to neaten up the edges of otherwise unruly facial hair. Coming with two different combs so you can control the length, this gadget will also help you get to those hard-to-reach places.
£15, Braun, Buy it now
6. Tom Ford Beard Oil
The best beards are always well groomed and conditioned. To achieve this look you’ll need a beard oil. Tom Ford’s is a lightweight blend of almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils, which will help to nourish the beard hair and stop it looking wiry.
£41, House of Fraser, Buy it now
7. Buly 1803 Beard Comb
For styling on the go, get yourself one of these horn-effect acetate combs by Buly 1803. The soft travel pouch makes it easily portable so you can smarten yourself up at a moment’s notice.
£24, Mr Porter, Buy it now
8. Penhaligon’s Bayolea Beard & Shave Oil
Massage just a few drops of this oil into your beard for a deeply moisturised feel. The combination of sunflower, grape seed and wheat germ oils ensure this is a light blend, so there’s no need to worry about your beard looking greasy.
£48, Penhaligon’s, Buy it now