In partnership with Bulldog Skincare For Men\r\nWhether you\u2019re playfully toying with the idea of growing your stubble out, or already have a handsomely hirsute face, growing a beard is an undeniably fantastic decision. When you consider all the joys a beard can bring, in fact, it hardly seems a decision at all; anybody with enough working follicles on their dial should know not to reach for a razor.\r\n\r\nFrom keeping your chin warm to providing an excellent conversation starter (not to mention\u00a0the looks of envy you get from blokes who are lacking in the beard department), growing a long, luscious beard is just never a bad idea.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEvery fella with chin whiskers would probably agree that if their beard was a mate, they\u2019d want to buy it a beer. Beards don\u2019t much like beer, as it turns out (something to do with alcohol drying out the follicles), but there is another way you can pay them back for all the good they do (and, in fact, make them even better).\r\n\r\nBulldog Skincare For Men, a bunch of clever guys who decided that the men\u2019s grooming category should be less complicated, has released a series of products designed specifically to nurture and love your face-fluff. The range contains Bulldog Skincare\u2019s signature ingredients: aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea, which makes it light, fresh and masculine (read: won\u2019t overpower your favourite cologne and also doesn\u2019t smell like mothers\u2019 day soap).\r\n\r\nThey\u2019re also vegan, contain no synthetic fragrances, and no artificial colours: no wonder they proudly wear the badge of \u201cMan\u2019s Best Friend\u201d (just like their namesake).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPurpose built for men, Bulldog Skincare was conceived in England in 2005, when founder Simon Duffy noticed the lack of skincare options for blokes who wanted something simple, but also packed with natural ingredients. Two years later (when the company was still just a pup), it hit the shelves, and has since taken on the world.\r\n\r\nWinning loads of awards along the way, Bulldog Skincare has become a well-trusted name in men\u2019s grooming. Now their beard products have hit Australian shores, there\u2019s no excuse for not growing the best beard your cheeks will allow.\r\n\r\nHere are three easy tips for maintaining a healthy mane around your maw, and a few of our favourite products from the range to help you grow the best beard you can.\r\n\r\n\r\n1. Wash and Condition your Beard\r\nA clean beard is the first step to a good beard, and the best way to get a clean beard is to use a specially formulated product. While you should still exfoliate, Bulldog Original Beard Shampoo & Conditioner helps to nourish the thicker, coarser beard hairs, removes any dirt and pollutants that your beard picks up (which it definitely does), and helps to soften the strands.\r\n\r\nAll bulldog products are also great for your skin, as they\u2019re made with natural and man-made ingredients (not harsh chemicals), so you can lather away without fear of drying out the moneymaker.\r\n\r\nUsing your fingers, work up a rich lather (all the way to the follicles) and thoroughly rinse with hot water under the shower, after exfoliating. Dry with a towel, and you\u2019re ready for some moisturiser.\r\nBeard Shampoo & Conditioner\r\n\r\n2. Moisturise Your Beard with Beard Balm\r\nWhen you need a moisturiser that\u2019s as kind to your face as it is to your beard, Bulldog Original Beard Balm is as good an option as it gets. Perfect for after a shower (and a beard shampooing), while your beard is still soft and damp (but towel-dry), it sets your face up for a win, no matter what you\u2019ve got ahead in the day.\r\n\r\nLighter than beard oil, it provides a great base-layer of necessary moisture. Add a couple of drops of beard oil throughout the day to bring it back to life, and your beard will be the envy of every other bloke around\u2014bearded or not.\r\nBeard Balm\r\n\r\n3. Believe The Hype: Beard Oil is a Must\r\nIf you\u2019ve gone to the lengths of growing a sexy set of whiskers and you don\u2019t use beard oil, you\u2019re doing it all wrong. While adding oil to your skin might sound like a whacky idea at first (especially if you\u2019re acne-prone), it\u2019s actually a super important ingredient in growing the perfect beard.\r\n\r\nBeard hair is much thicker than head-hair, and as such, requires a different kind of attention. Beard oil not only gives a lovely lustre and shine to your beard, it also moisturises and softens the hair, which helps to reduce breakages.\r\n\r\nSome bearded men also suffer from \u201cbeard-druff\u201d (silly name; real thing). Similar to the dandruff you get on your noggin if you use the wrong shampoo, beard-druff is dry skin that occurs on the face after growing a beard, and it\u2019s not just unsightly, it\u2019s uncomfortable.\r\n\r\nUsing a good beard oil is one of the best ways to reduce beard-druff. Bulldog\u2019s Beard Oil is a unique blend of 8 essential oils, carefully selected to be fast-absorbing, and to give a light, fresh, masculine scent. Citrus top notes of bergamot, lemon and lime are layered over geranium and patchouli, with base notes of cedarwood, artemisia vulgaris and vetiver. Without overpowering, it smells bloody terrific.\r\nBeard Oil\r\nThere you have it: three simple products that have been specifically manufactured to help you grow the best possible beard your handsome mug can manage. Man's best friend indeed.\r\n@bulldogskincareanz\r\nBulldog Skincare\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.