Mancanics Beard Oils are great for preventing the dry, itchy, irritated, dandruffy skin that can occur under the hair. Using regular lotion with will help with the same issue but will cause your beard to become sticky. Simply use the dropper to apply the desired amount of drops to your fingertips, rub fingers together on both hands and work the oils through the hair and to the skin. How many drops do you need? This will vary from person to person and to weather conditions. Normally we recommend 6-8 drops once a day, but you know your beard and skin needs better than anyone so use as needed.