The Benefits of Growing a Beard
Beards have been commonly found on Arabian men for generations, and recently they have been trending globally. Are these bearded men onto something?
A well-groomed beard can easily boost a man’s confidence and self-assuredness. Men with beards are often associated with masculinity and virility, and are also widely considered to be more attractive and more mature.
But, in addition to increasing confidence and promoting self-esteem, beards are also responsible for a host of other physiological and biological benefits--many of which you may not even be aware of!
Beards block UV rays
First off, beards offer protection from the sun’s harmful, cancer-causing UV rays. Research suggests that beards can block up to 95 percent of sunlight, reducing the risk of skin cancer and also encouraging supple, wrinkle-free skin.
Beards minimize the risk of bacterial infections and acne
Frequent shaving can offer opportunities for bacteria to enter the system through nicks and cuts. While bacteria lives on the skin naturally, growing a beard prevents that bacteria from entering the body. Cutting back on shaving also reduces the risk of ingrown hairs and acne caused by skin bacteria.
Beards prevent allergies
Beards serve as a natural filter, catching allergens and toxins before they reach your nose, mouth, throat, and lungs. Additionally, exposure to trace amounts of pollen and other allergens that collect in men’s beards are said to help develop a better immune response to allergens.
Beards keep skin moist
Sebaceous glands secrete oils with the purpose of keeping your skin moist, but the elements can dry up these oils. However, beards help protect and maintain these oils, keeping skin moist and preventing dryness. Beard maintenance, too, helps keep skin moist. Always use beard oils and balms derived from natural oils, as traditional soaps will strip your skin of its natural defenses.
Beards are perceived as healthier and more attractive
A study was done to test people’s perceptions of beards. In the study, eight men were photographed during different stages of beard growth. The study concluded that beards are perceived as healthier and more attractive, as the opinions of the 128 participants trended more positively as the men’s beards became fuller. The fuller the beard, the more highly the man was was rated as more mature, more attractive, and more healthy.
Diggn’it, the Arabian Beard Company, uses ingredients that are 100 percent natural. Maintaining the health of your beard and reaping the biological benefits is easy when the products you use are safe, natural, chemical-free, and preservative-free.
Whether you are growing a new beard or maintaining your existing beard, Diggn’it has products to keep your beard styled and your body healthy. Love your beard, starting now!