When it’s colder outside, it’s pretty common for everyone to get creative with their looks in some way, shape, or fashion. But with the crisper air, beards are prone to go in full effect. By far, it’s one of the best trends at the moment and women absolutely love the scruff. So, if you’re still rocking a clean-shaven look from the summer heat, it’s time to let loose and let your masculine side show.

When it’s colder outside, it’s pretty common for everyone to get creative with their looks in some way, shape, or fashion. But with the crisper air, beards are prone to go in full effect. By far, it’s one of the best trends at the moment and women absolutely love the scruff. So, if you’re still rocking a clean-shaven look from the summer heat, it’s time to let loose and let your masculine side show.

We’re all really feeling the full beard and mustache look. And it really does look great on everyone. After growing your facial hair to its maximum capacity, grooming becomes key. It’s really up to you, whether you’d like to go sans sideburns. Before shaping your cut, start with Shiseido’s Deep Cleansing Scrub to activate the skin to prevent dryness and a dull surface. Depending on whether you’d like to maintain a cleaner or more disgruntled look, shape your edges with Dermalogica’s Close Shave. Thicker hair definitely can be prone to more razor bumps or ingrown hairs, and this oil encourages a smoother shave while also conditioning. Regardless of texture, move forward with cleansing your face and also conditioning your stubble with the Moisturizer and Conditioner from Stubble & ‘Stache. It infuses oils to give both your face a deep clean, while not drying out your facial hair follicles. Most importantly, lock in elasticity with Creed’s Millesime Imperial After Shave Balm. Using natural ingredients, it leaves both your skin and beard feeling soft. Despite having such a rough, manly look, no one wants brittle hair. Protect it, so that you can wear it, style it, flaunt it until spring blooms.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
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