Home » Trending Health News » 8 Health Benefits of Growing a Beard

8 Health Benefits of Growing a Beard


Thinking of growing a stylish beard? They’re not just for hipsters and lumberjacks any more. In fact, there are actually a number of health advantages to having a beard.

There’s no denying that beards have their drawbacks–they can be itchy and they require constant maintenance (unless you’re going for that trendy disheveled look), but their health advantages definitely outweigh their disadvantages…

1. Beards Protect your Face from the Sun

The more exposed you are to the sun, the more likely you are to develop nasty skin conditions, from simple (but painful) sun burn to skin cancer.

Here’s the thing about beards: they actually protect (part of) your face from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (or UV) rays. Not only will that keep your skin healthy, it will keep it looking soft and supple. Health experts agree that skin that’s repeatedly exposed to the sun is more likely to develop skin cancer, sun damage, and wrinkles.

shutterstock_331764575

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • Recent Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
    Thanks to the emergence of the "Movember" campaign, awareness of prostate cancer—including how to identify and treat it—has been growing.
    Trending Health News
  • 21 Fascinating Things About the Heart
    How often do you think about your heart? I'm not asking about much you love your spouse, your kids, or your dog.
    Trending Health News
  • The Most Common Causes of Brain Injury
    Brain injuries can happen at any age, and they present a variety of short-term or long-term symptoms depending on the patient.
    Trending Health News
  • 9 Foods and Beverages That Can Kill Your Energy
    There’s nothing that can kill social life or a relationship more than no get up and go. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of lack of your low energy.
    Trending Health News
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Coffee
    As if the wonders of the morning ritual that is ingesting a hot cup of caffeine wasn’t enough reason for you to love coffee, turns out there is a convincing amount of evidence...
    Trending Health News
  • Infographic: Prostate Health
    About one in seven American males are diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, early diagnosis is the key.
    Trending Health News
  • Facts All Men Should Know About Heart Disease
    Heart disease is admittedly not a fun dinnertime topic, but it's a serious issue that men (and women) should be aware of. According to Healthline.
    Trending Health News
  • 7 Healthy Reasons You Shouldn't be Icy About Winter
    For those of you living in states where the thermometer drops enough for snow to stay on the ground, you might be dreading this upcoming cold season because it means longer nights...
    Trending Health News
  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Stress-Free Holiday
    For some, the holiday season is all about joy, giving to others, family, and good food. For others, it can be a stressful, torturous venture into the depths of family dysfunction,...
    Trending Health News
  • 6 Ways to Fly Above Jet Lag Symptoms
    Traveling by plane has its highs and lows, and it also has a similar effect on your internal clock when you cross time zones.
    Trending Health News
  • The Research on the Flu Vaccine
    Every fall, advertisements appear reminding you to get your yearly flu shot. The Centre for Chronic Disease (CDC) recommends that everyone above the age of 6-months should get...
    Trending Health News
  • The 12 Least Worst Junk Foods
    From time to time it strikes, sometimes with warning signs, but often out of nowhere. It’s a craving for junk food, and it can be powerful.
    Trending Health News
  • 7 Uses for Coconut Oil in the Kitchen
    There’s no denying that coconut oil has become one of the hottest new household items. It can be used to make homemade lotion bars that smooth out dry, wrinkled skin; to produce...
    Trending Health News
  • Vitamin C and Colds: Does it Really Help?
    It just so happens that with fall just around the corner that cold season is coming. So let me ask you an important question—what do you reach for at the first sign of a sore...
    Trending Health News
  • 10 Exercise Prescriptions for Mental Health
    Although Hippocrates suggested that walking is man’s best medicine, exercise has morphed into a popular tool for those looking to sculpt, firm, and create a body that is more in...
    Trending Health News