Ryan Reynolds, Master And Commander Of The Perfect Beard
The first crisp, terra cotta leaf pirouettes to the ground. Instagram hysterically screams 'pumpkin spice latte'. You feel a bit ill. And, despite the Shutterstock fantasy of golden parks illuminated by shafts of sunlight, reality sees Shawshank-
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Granted, you need the genetic capabilities from papa (or grandpapa) dearest. But should you be lucky enough to grow an ample beard, keep it well-maintained, and enlist the right product. Beard dandruff is an all-too-common blight. So, soothe the malnourished skin below, and the follicles themselves, with a decent balm, one packed with natural ingredients to swerve irritation. The good smell is an added bonus, too.
Lookfantastic Proraso Beard Balm, lookfantastic.com
And perhaps save the topiary art for the back garden: a good beard isn't a dinner party talking point, and it isn't at all pleased to host seasonal ornaments (glitter for pride, baubles for Christmas, and so on). This beard is to complement your face, after all, not a placeholder for a personality. Which is how Reynolds has succeeded. No surprise from a man that lists Cary Grant as his style hero. See. Autumn isn't all bad.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.