Next Time Your Girlfriend Tells You To Shave, Tell Her to Read This
The jury’s out on the age-old beard debate. Some people love them, some people think they’re repulsive. Beards have become coveted among the hipsters of Brooklyn, both armor and art form. The ability to grow a beard is the cultural mark of a manly man, and this is coming from a guy who can barely muster up peach fuzz.
However, until very recently, people have always assumed that in terms of health and hygiene, the beard is not on your side. Remember that article from the New York Post last year that claimed a beard could harbor more bacteria than a public toilet bowl? It wasn’t actually too far off the mark.
Because the beard depends on the man. If you’re on the dirtier end of the hygiene spectrum, if you don’t wash your hands, if you touch your face a lot, yeah, you’re definitely gonna get some funky junk all up in your face mane.
But new research is being done in an effort to discover whether there are health benefits associated with a well-kept beard, and the report is in: there’s definitely some pretty positive (dare I say magical?) things going on in your beard, bro.