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Health Benefits of a Beard

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    04-01-2017 Consult

Beards, by themselves, carry the ability to speak for themselves and lay testament to the power, status, wisdom and style of the man that carries it. However, it is a very rare known fact that beard also has a lot of health benefits, some of which are listed below:

Prevents Skin Cancer

Recent researches have shown that 95 per cent of UV rays from the sun are blocked by beards. Besides keeping the sun out of your face, this is also important as exposure to UV rays can cause cancer. The thicker the hair, the better!

A beard can keep you warm in winter.

As the temperature drops, your beard is there to keep you warm. Having facial hair of any kind acts as a barrier of protection - especially in winter months. When we're talking about wind and cold weather chapping of the skin, it acts as thermal protection as well as physical protection against the elements. When we're talking about wind and cold weather chapping of the skin, it acts as thermal protection as well as physical protection against the elements.

A beard can assist those with asthma.

Beards provide another barrier between your body and toxic exposures. If you have a reactive airway condition like asthma, [a beard provides] an additional filter before toxins enter your lungs.

Beards make the skin look smooth and younger.

Blemishes and cuts are common among who shave on a daily basis, leading to roughness of the sensitive facial skin. While growing beard can automatically help you be blemish-free. What's more? No more cuts either! Though having a beard can make one look significantly older, the skin still remains young!

Natural Moisturizer.

 For a person who regularly shaves, seasonal changes like heat and cold cause dryness to the skin. Additionally, heavy use of cosmetic products that claim to keep the moisture intact, can have an adverse effect on the skin. Your face has its own built-in moisturizing regimen (sebaceous glands) which secretes a natural oil that keeps skin moisturized. These glands tend to get eroded due to constant use of a razor. Growing a beard can help these glands function naturally and keep your skin smooth and young.

Not shaving can clear up your schedule for more important things.

The average man will spend an estimated 3,350 hours of his life shaving. That's 139 days! Nearly five months! Growing a beard can save you so much time!

 
 
 
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