By now you’ve probably been hit by the avalanche of No Shave November/Movember posts on your social media networks. If you’re growing out your beard to raise awareness for men’s health, we applaud you!

To help you out on your mission to manifest a beard worthy of a god, we’re including two examples of what NOT to do – i.e. Mel Gibson’s gnome beard and Shia Lebouf’s neck beard – as well as tips on how to stay sane during the beard growth process. The truth is that growing a beard not only causes itch during the first few months, but also acne. Thankfully, GQ teaches us how to control both by just remembering a few simple grooming steps (including moisturizing!).

One beard you should emulate – that of Devin King, the guitarist for The Color Morale. He reveals in his Beard Profile that beards are kind of a family tradition.

Finally, we mourn the loss of Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta’s epic beard following their World Series Win and question self-styled alpha male Donald’ Trump’s ability to grow a beard.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Growing out your beard for Movember? Don’t go the dreaded neck beard route. (Business Insider)

Speaking of funky beards, here’s a thorough scientific comparison of Mel Gibson’s beard to that of a gnome. (Esquire)

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta’s beard has been shorn off and everyone’s freaking out. (NBC Chicago)

Are you getting more acne now with a beard? Here’s how to combat your beard-related breakouts. (GQ)

Can Donald Trump grow facial hair? (The Concourse)

We talk to The Color Morale lead guitarist Devin King about the sheer craziness of the Vans Warped Tour, the evolution of his band’s sound, and more! (Zeus Beard Blog)

Another way to support Movember? Simply stock up on your favorite Zeus products. We're donating 5% of every purchase during November to the Movember Foundation. (Zeus Beard Blog)