Here is an update to one of my previous segments, “The Beard Game.” I took my own advice, and since I am a Leo, I have been growing my mane out for a few months now and I have noticed some benefits of the beard. Not only have I received some great compliments about my beard, but I have noticed the following.
Reduction of Ingrown Hairs
If you are suffering with ingrown hairs, one of the best things you can do is literally put down your razor and just let your hair grow. Stopping shaving and letting your beard grow freely is a great way to combat ingrown hair problems.
Natural Skin Moisturizer
A beard can also lead to your skin being healthier due to the sebum that sebaceous glands secrete; this is basically the natural oils that help with moisturizing your skin and hair, and assists with keeping them healthy.
Effects of Using Beard Oil
Beard oil is one of the best ways of keeping your beard hair soft and full of moisture. If you’ve got a month or so worth of growth, you could also try a beard balm, which is essentially a leave in conditioner that provides many of the same benefits to your beard as the beard oil.
Enhance Your Sex Appeal
Beards and their “attractiveness” to women have been studied at great length. One survey found that guys sporting beards actually felt more attractive. It has been proven so, time and time again, that women also perceive them as actually being more attractive too. Take it from the Dos Equis beer pitch man, Jonathan Goldsmith, “The World’s Most Interesting Man.”
Gives You a More Masculine Look
Since the ability to grow a beard is a sign of physical maturity in men, it is naturally associated with age and grown manhood. Not only do you appear more masculine, studies suggest that through growing a beard your self-perception changes, as does your behavior.
Keep up the good work!