In recent years we have seen the resurgence of longbeards in young men in the purest Viking style. This fashion, which has people of all ages in its followers, could be more beneficial than previously thought.
According to experts, the beard could even protect men’s health.
“Indeed, a day beard or a long beard is not only an element of style or a tribute to fashion, it also has useful properties for the skin,” the doctor said in an interview with Revyuh.
Not only does the beard make men look more attractive, they’ve even called it ‘male makeup‘, but it helps retain natural skin oils, avoiding dryness and making skin more naturally hydrated.
In addition, it plays a super important role: it reliably protects against direct exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which in turn, protects against skin cancer.
That’s not all, facial hair even helps reduce allergic reactions by preventing allergens from being in direct contact with the skin. “After all, it acts as a kind of filter that prevents irritants from entering the nose directly from the outside environment,” said the doctor.
The expert emphasized the importance of keeping the face clean, not only because of the growth of viruses at the time of coronavirus but also because of the growth of bacteria.
“It should be noted that it is important to keep the beard clean, otherwise it will become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to certain skin diseases,” warn the doctor.
However, the benefits out win the potential risks, especially if the above recommendations are followed. The beard helps keep the skin warm and is able to filter out air, helping to care for teeth and gums.
And if all this is not enough, scientists at the University of Utah (USA) argue that the human beard has a function similar to a lion’s mane: extra protection during fights.