Beards are what set men apart from boys. Beards make Chuck Norris the ass kicker he is, and Wolverine, the Sentinel destroying force of nature! While it is common knowledge that beards make you look tougher, while simultaneously making women weaker in the knees; they are also, actual, scientifically proven reasons why a beard is actually good for you. So without wasting any time, let the science enlighten you on why a beard will actually add health points to your life.
Beards offer sun and UV protection to your face:
Beards are like nature’s armour for a man’s face! According to a recent study by the University of Southern Queensland, a beard actually blocks out 95% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, and protects you from basal skin carcinomas (one of the most common forms of skin cancer). The sun’s heat and UV radiation are also to blame for premature ageing and wrinkles. Little wonder then that bearded men, not only look intimidating, but also appear better looking, with healthy skin!
Beards make your skin blemish free:
This one’s actually a case against shaving. Razor burns, nicks and cuts, actually leave your skin exposed to the elements, leading to the growth and development of acne, razor rash and folliculitis (hair follicle inflammation). According to dermatological researchers, at the Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Centre, razors not only irritate the skin, but also cause the spread of bacteria responsible for folliculitis.
Beards build an aura of ruggedness and masculinity:
You don’t need science to tell you that the thicker and more voluminous your beard, the fiercer and manlier you are perceived to be. Little wonder then that not too many people in their right minds cross a Beardo!
Beards provide your face natural moisture:
Bearded men have a better natural moisturisation system on their faces, thanks to their well protected sebaceous glands. What a beard does, is in essence is protects the sebum (natural oil) that these glands produce and prevent you from rubbing it off by accident. Thicker the beard therefore, the more well nourished and moisturised your face. And for any extra moisturisation you may need, you can always check out our kickass range of Beardo Beard Oil!
Beards act as air filters:
In a study conducted by Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, Allergy and Asthma Care of NY, it was found that bearded men are less likely to contract asthma, breathing problems and other respiratory conditions, thanks to their man sprawls. Beards act as natural air filters, trapping allergens, pollen and other irritants that would otherwise inflame and irritate your airways!
Beards are more than just nature’s way of saying, “go out there and be awesome”! They are a practical, medically and scientifically proven way of staying healthy and holistic living. No wonder Ayurveda, India’s ancient medical science, was conceived by silver bearded geniuses! For any queries you may have on growing,maintaining and caring for your beards, do hit us up on Facebook or in the comments section below.