Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Grow a Beard
Whether or not you grow some facial hair is a pretty personal decision that reflects your own style and personality. But while we’re admittedly a little biased, we happen to think that any guy can look their best when they let their beard flourish. Many a man dreams of that illusive full beard or epic sideburns but doesn’t quite know where to start or why their neckline needs a new do’.
If you’re still on the fence about the follicles on your face, here are some of the top reasons why we think you should let your beard grow to new lengths.
1. Beards Keep You Warm
You probably wouldn’t go outside in shorts and a tank top when there’s snow falling from the sky. In fact, you’d probably be bundling up with some winter coats and long pants. Besides the baklava face covering you wear while snowboarding, you can grow your own face sweater. That’s right — a beard.
Beards add a layer of warmth to cover your skin, especially during cold climates. Men with fuller beards tend to be a lot more cozy and snug in the cold, thanks to the insulation provided by their natural coats.
This is probably why you always see Vikings sporting long, luscious beards — to protect themselves from the cold, wintry climates around them. While you might not need this in sunny LA or tropical Madagascar, you’ll still probably be thankful for your beard in the freezer section of your grocery store.
2. Beards Boost Your Confidence
When you think of celebrities that tend to round out the “Sexiest Men Alive” categories, lots of them have one thing in common: facial hair. This might even be due to science. Studies have found that women were more likely to rank heavily stubbled faces as attractive compared to a clean-shaven look.
Now, there’s a lot more that goes into your attractiveness outside of your physical appearance. But if you start to sport a new beard, people might start to take notice and be a little bit more likely to ask for your number.
This might all be because beards are able to help contour your face shape with clippers and a trimmer. Many beard styles are able to chisel out your jawline or make your face appear wider, smaller, or whatever type of look you’re going for. So why not give it a go? Worse comes to worst, you don’t like it, and you can simply shave it off.
3. Beards Protect From Sun Damage
Beards have some aesthetic benefits, but there might actually be some real health benefits to having one. Your beard might be able to protect your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun because of its reflectiveness and thickness.
Thicker beards will offer more protection from radiation damage or sun damage, but either way, it’s almost like you’re wearing some natural sunscreen on your chin, cheeks, and upper lip. Some rays can still get through your epic beard hairs, but beards can help to scatter the light and protect against sun damage.
While it’s no replacement for using some real sunblock, you can feel a little bit more secure when you’ve got a bushy beard to keep you shaded.
4. Mustaches Can Help Filter Air
Men who have beards, specifically mustaches on their upper lip, might actually be able to filter out allergens and other particles from entering the nostrils. Things like pollen or dust can get caught in your upper lip instead of entering your nasal cavity, which can cause an allergic reaction in some cases.
5. Beards Cover Imperfections
Look — you’re handsome. We know it. You know it.
But sometimes, some new hair can cover a pimple or two, and that’s nothing to knock. Acne is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it can result in some unsightly blemishes on the face. While there are some treatments, these can often take a long time to actually work properly.
In the meantime, you can cover up some of those blemishes by just blocking them out with your beard. Your facial hair can naturally cover up acne, blackheads, whiteheads, scars, and other imperfections that might otherwise lower some of your sense of confidence. PS: Make sure to keep up with your skincare routine.
6. Beards Keep Skin Hydrated
Completely shaving your beard can dry out your skin, which can lead to wrinkles, dandruff, or flaking on your skin’s surface. But when you grow a beard, the natural oils on your skin and hair are able to maintain a healthier complexion.
While you should moisturize your beard and your skin no matter what, having a beard can lessen some of the labor that you need to put in. That’s especially true when you’re using the right beard products, like our Sandalwood Beard Oil, for helping to grow a well-nourished longer beard.
How To Grow a Beard
After reading all of the benefits, you’re probably ready to grow your beard to Dumbledore extremes, but some guys have a little bit of trouble getting past the stubble.
If that’s you, here are some tips and tricks to help make your beard fuller and healthier.
Use the Right Products
What you do in your beard care routine is important, but the products you use might be even more necessary. You want to use high-quality products that are specifically formulated with your beard health in mind — kind of like what you’d get from us here at The Beard Club.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with our Beard Growth Kits. These are chock full of everything you’ve ever needed to start growing your beard or maintain your beard health for years to come. With things like beard oils and derma rollers, you’ll be seeing more growth than ever before.
Plus, each comes with our signature PT45 Beard Trimmer with 45 unique trim settings, a 7,000 RPM Motor, three-hour battery life, and top-quality titanium-coated ceramic blades. It’s the result of years of research and development, now in the palm of your hand to help you achieve your perfect beard look.
Eat a Balanced Diet
A healthy diet can have loads of benefits throughout your entire body. It can support your muscles and boost immunity, strengthen your bones, and even lower your risk of heart disease. But it can also help you grow a healthier, fuller beard.
Facial hair growth is propelled mostly by testosterone, a hormone that has varying levels throughout men. Having low testosterone levels can impact beard growth, as well as other important processes in your body. But you can supplement testosterone by eating right, especially because obesity has been shown to lower testosterone.
Foods like whole grains and other carbs, healthy fats, nuts, and chickpeas high in zinc, as well as fruits and veggies, are all important to incorporate as a part of your healthy diet. If you need a little boost, Beard Growth Vitamins specifically targeted toward beard growth might prove handy.
Wash Your Face
While beards can cover your acne and blemishes, they can only do so much for so long. This is because if you don’t wash your face, your beard health can easily start to suffer. When oils and dirt on your skin clog your pores, it can affect your hair follicles. This might make it more challenging to grow a thick, luscious beard.
Speaking of skin, maybe you’re not sure how to get past the itchiness stage. Hint: The right products like Beard and Face Wash, a toner, a moisturizer, and some good old-fashioned time help that itch disappear.
Follow up your wash with a Beard Brush to banish those dead skin cells and keep the beard smooth and sleek.
Growing a beard isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve been on the fence about it, there are plenty of reasons why you should just go for it. Among them are aesthetic reasons, like the fact that beards can make you more attractive and cover blemishes. There are also health reasons why having a beard is good, like protecting you from the cold or blocking out UV sun rays.
If you’re convinced but still have trouble, have no fear. You can promote healthy beard growth by eating the right foods, keeping your face clean, and using the right products. Using the right products starts by shopping from a retailer you can trust.
But at The Beard Club, we know a thing or two about beards. Join the club and discover your best beard by taking the quiz and getting your personalized beard plan.