In addition to showing masculinity, men with beards will help protect, moisturize the skin, prevent dirt, even prevent cancer.
A research team from the University of Kansas found that men with a mustache not less than 9mm thick were 16 times less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma in the lower lip.
Dermatologist Daniel Aires explained that cancer can develop from photochemical keratosis (Actinic Keratosis), a scaly patch on the skin.
The disease occurs, as a rule, because it stays long in the sun and appears around the lips, ears, scalp, shoulders in men aged 50-60. Sometimes this disease develops into cancer.
Actinic keratosis poses the greatest threat to the thin skin of the lips. In this sense, a beard can serve as a protective layer against disease and its consequences.
The doctor noted that in the new study, experts worked with mustache bearers from their teens or around 20 years old. It cannot be claimed that wearing a mustache at a later age will protect the person. However, experts say they are certainly not harmful.
According to experts, long and thick beards can block the effect of UV rays on the skin by up to 95% and reduce the risk of basal cell carcinoma.
In addition, the beard also prevents blemishes and scarring. Scars, acne or folliculitis originate from regular razor use. So skipping facial hair will help keep your skin free of unwanted blemishes.
Besides, psychological studies show that the length of hair and beard have a great influence on the appearance of men. On the other hand, bearded men are more attractive to women.
Beard also makes the essential oils in the body released and maintains the oil balance on the face. This prevents dry, chapped and red skin. However, you need to make sure you regularly clean your beard to avoid infections and dandruff formation on the skin.