Secret Benefits of Beards

Photo by Mike Mozart

Photo by Mike Mozart

Creating the illusion of a more youthful appearance may be a lot easier than most men think. Take a look at some of your buddies that have beards, then pay attention to how much older they look when they pick up the razor and shave it off. Every person is different of course, so the amount of youthfulness that can be obtained while wearing a beard varies from one man to the next. This is however just one of the beneficial reasons why more and more men are making the decision to start growing facial hair. Below is a list of some other benefits that will quickly have you thinking about growing a beard.

Your skin will be softer and smoother – The oil that is produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands is constantly at work fighting against dry skin. Not only does it help keep the skin adequately moisturized, but it also prevents redness and painful cracks that tend to form when the skin is dry. Men with thick beards benefit from an even higher level of protection because the oil is not as likely to be wiped away like it is with men that have no beard. Wind chafed skin is another issue that bearded men generally do not have to worry about.

Protection from the sun will keep you healthier – Most all of us enjoy the warmth of the sun while participating in many of the summer’s activities like swimming, water skiing, bike riding, and a ton of others. The downside to this is we also have to remember overexposure to the UV rays of the sun can cause serious and deadly diseases when the skin is not properly protected. Just by growing a beard, as much as 95% of these harmful rays are blocked, according to research performed by the University of Southern Queensland. This means cases involving cancers like basal-cell carcinomas can be reduced a great deal simply by growing a beard.

Harmful pollutants that can cause various sicknesses are blocked – Your nose is already designed in such a way that tons of allergens and harmful pollutants are stopped from entering your body. While they may not be able to stop all allergens, dust, and pollutants, the tiny hairs located in each nostril can stop many of them. Just imagine how a lot more can be stopped in men wearing beards. To truly reap the benefits, it is essential to clean the beard regularly.

You can say goodbye to acne, razor burn and other irritations related to shaving – Razor rash is an irritation of the skin that is widely known to be caused from shaving with a razor. This is not only extremely bothersome to most any man, but it can also be painful. Acne and inflammation of the hair follicles or folliculitis are a few other problems that are often caused from shaving. The great thing about beards is blemishes on the face aren’t just hidden, they are prevented from occurring in the first place.

When all of these benefits are taken into consideration, you have to admit, growing a beard can be advantageous for practically any man.