Everywhere in the world, people are going crazy about beards, even Hollywood knows it! And it is not only about having cool beard styles, but there are also many other benefits of rocking great facial hair and we want to tell you all about them today.
Additionally, we don’t want you to forget to take a look at our post about the most important things you need to know if you are considering growing a beard, so head over here after you finish reading this post and be prepared for your mind to explode since we are sure that some of these benefits you didn’t know about yet.
1. You get protection from UV rays
Everyone knows how damaging UV solar rays can be for your skin. It makes you wrinkly and you can also develop a leathery-looking skin. In addition, you can also suffer from certain diseases from prolonged exposure to the sun.
Beards can help your face stay protected from the damaging harsh rays of the sun and also prevent you from getting wrinkled, suffering from saggy skin and getting unwanted spots on the skin. Did you know that your beard can block up to 95% of UV rays? Well, yes it can! It’s a natural filter.
2. Instead of shaving, you can use that time for other things
This one is a great benefit of having a beard. According to an article published by Huffpost, there is a professor called Dr. Herbert Mescon who in 1972 was chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and he said that on average a man will spend about 3,350 hours of his life shaving. This is a total of 139 days or nine months! So, you can use this time for more productive activities, don’t you think?
3. You are less likely to develop acne from shaving
If you have a beard, your skin underneath is probably very nice and smooth because you don’t shave very often. Also, shaving can help spread acne-causing bacteria, which we know no one wants to have.
Part of beard care includes considering the skin of your face, and products created especially for beards are the best option for anyone who is wondering how to grow a healthy beard.
4. Men with beards are more confident
Men with beards look more wise, experienced, serious and also sexy. Yup, ask women out there or read our post about it. It will also give you more confidence because beard equals masculinity and power and we know that THAT will make you feel good about yourself.
5. You can prevent gum disease
Beards can act as a barrier from bacteria that can stay in your mouth and cause diseases, such as gum disease. Of course, combined with proper dental hygiene and habits, your beard will help you with protection against issues like these.
6. Beards help keep your skin moisturized
As we said above, constant shaving can make your skin dry and thick, which is why beards will help to keep it soft and moisturized, especially during dry seasons and cold weather. In fact, when your beard gets too dry, it will flake (beard dandruff) or you can suffer from beard itch.
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7. It improves your sex life
“An anonymous 1970s study, quoted in the book The Dependent Gene, found a correlation between beard growth and the potential for sex. ‘The stimulus for increased beard growth is related to the resumption of sexual activity," the author of the experiment found, after spending extensive periods in isolation”, the Huffpost also published.
The science behind this is that when the likelihood of a sexual encounter increases, men produce more testosterone, which impacts beard growth. By the way, do you know what is the most attractive beard length?
In conclusion, a beard can act as a “fountain of youth” because of the great protection it offers from the sun, from bacteria, from dry weather and more. Therefore, by having a beard you will slow down your face’s ageing also because it will prevent you from getting wrinkles and your skin will be moisturized underneath, as well as nice and smooth since you will quit shaving as often.
Have you decided to start your beard growth journey? Remember that the hardest part is the first month when it gets the itchiest and you feel like quitting and shaving it all off. But, be patient! It is only a phase and the pros are more than the cons. Even if you don’t have a full beard, there are many styles you can try and many beard care products you can test to help you grow a thick full beard.