No-Shave November is at its end, and it's around this time every man starts debating whether to keep their beard or not. Our thought... keep that glorious beard of yours! Sure, we expect to lose a few of you; back to the razor and beardless face, but for those that choose to continue their journey, welcome beardsman. You've made it. Here are a few reasons why never shaving again is in your best interest.
1. BEARDS KEEP YOU WARM.
Winter is upon us. We've all searched the depths of our closets, pulling out the jackets and scarfs in an effort to minimize our exposure to the cold, biting air. We weren't around when the first man grew his beard out, but we're pretty certain it wasn't for a fashion statement. It was grown out of necessity. Forged on his face and grown from the depths of his follicles to provide warmth and comfort. Put the scarf back in the closet; let your face mane grow, and boldly face the cold with your new face sweater.
2. YOUR SKIN BENEFITS FROM HAVING A BEARD.
Just like wearing sunscreen or clothes, beards protect your facial skin from whatever the world throws at it. More and more benefits are being found through various studies from around the world.
Beards naturally lock in moisture which help reduce your skin from drying out and becoming irritated. Having a beard also helps reduce skin blemishes, which is a result of a reduction in shaving. Shaving is known to cause irritation and even the spreading of bacteria. Gross.
A recent study at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, found that having facial hair can reduce the amount of UV rays that reach the skin under your beard anywhere from 50% to 95%. Not only does that decrease the aging of the skin underneath your beard, but it also helps reduce the risk of skin cancer! That's something every man can be happy about.
3. WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LOOK? KEEP YOUR BEARD.
You've made it through No-Shave November. You've dealt with the itch. You've dealt with the wonderful "morning beard." And now you're questioning your resolve? Keep the beard. You've joined the beardsmen ranks. Wearing that majestic face sweater of yours is a lifestyle. Instead of going out and buying a new set of clothes and boots, let nature take its course to change your look. Women naturally have a much easier way to change their look up. Men however have little to work with. Nothing changes how you present yourself much like a beard does. Have you noticed your friends or family commenting on your beard these past few weeks? Keep plodding good sir, it only gets better with time.
4. BEARDS COMMAND RESPECT AND DIGNITY.
Beards tend to have a phycological effect on yourself and others. A bearded face makes one looks wiser, older, more experienced, and undoubtedly bolder than their beardless counterparts. With November ending, keeping your beard will tell other that you have embraced your manliness and chosen a new lifestyle. Let your face mane roam free.