Growing a Beard and Save Your Life
Ok so maybe they can’t protect you from a car accident or being trampled by a heard of elephants. But beards do have have proven benefits from researchers who have discovered that men with beards and moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to, instant handsomeness.
1. Sun Protection
Beards block up to 95 percent of the sun’s UV rays, which can play a huge role in preventing basal-cell carcinomas (the most common form of all cancers).
2. Blemish-Free Skin
Forgoing the razor doesn’t just hide blemishes—it actually prevents them.
3. More Masculinity
The more facial hair a man has, the more masculine both men and women perceive him to be, according to research published in Evolution and Human Behavior. A study found that a ten day growth is the length women find the most attractive.
4. Natural Moisture
You probably didn’t know your face has its own built-in moisturizing regimen—it’s called your sebaceous glands (oil glands for short) and, according to Trotter, it secretes a natural oil that keeps skin moisturized.
5. Trapped Allergens
Your nose hairs trap more than you think they do. So it makes sense that a beard or mustache would have even more of an effect. Just be sure to treat your beard like any other filter and wash it regularly.