If you see a guy whose whiskers are well groomed and his beard looks healthy, it’s because he’s putting in the time to make it that way. Growing a beard is one thing, but how he cares for it determines how great it looks—even if his beard is patchier or thinner than others.

Achieving this on your own comes down to three main things: keeping straight and sharp lines, trimming when needed and nourishing your beard with the right beard balms and oils this creates the finest beards.