You've gone to the trouble of growing a fine beard so now's a great time to think about long term care and maintenance. A very simple application of oil or soap can have numerous benefits and far outweigh the small cost and effort involved. From personal experience we find it helps soften and condition the beard hair and make it a lot more comfortable to wear and less prone to irritation or itching from sharp whiskers. A current favourite is the Men Rock beard care range. If you haven't already, make sure you're using a good quality, reliable beard trimmer.