By Kabir Bhatia
Don’t let anyone influence you with ideas that a beard is unhygienic or unfashionable. There are innumerable health benefits of growing a beard, apart from adding a new dimension to your personality.
There is a common misconception that a beard makes you look older. But scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Your beard acts like a filter taking the effects of pollutants or harsh UV upon itself, thus keeping your facial skin under the beard youthful and blemishfree.
Facial hair is a great way to keep the chill at bay! By keeping the glands under your ears and throat covered, it mitigates the effect of extreme weather. So grow a beard this winter and save your medical expenses.
Allergies are induced when your body makes contact with allergens like pollen grains in the air. A full cover beard forms an impregnable layer surrounding your cheek, mouth and nose, thus cutting the exposure to allergens. Worth trying for asthma patients!
Shields against skin cancer
Instead of sweating under sunscreen lotions, grow a beard! Beard forms a natural protective layer covering your skin from UV
. This way, you will not only save your skin from getting wrinkled before old age but also guard against skin cancer.
The fur on your face has more benefits. It keeps the moisture locked inside your facial skin, while the hair keeps hot and cold air from turning your face dry. The roots of your facial hair preserve the natural oil secreted by your skin glands. On the other hand, people who go under the razor everyday have their glands eroded of the natual moisture.
If you are still not unconvinced, sample this - you will spend 3350 hours shaving till you are 55
, and by growing a beard you will save that many hours in better pursuits!