6 Myths About Beards

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Are you a man who loves sporting a good beard? Do you want to try growing one but don’t know where to start? There are so many myths out there about the art of growing and maintaining facial hair that it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Don’t worry!


  1. Myth #1 – Beards are Always Unkempt and Dirty – Not True!
  2. Myth #2 – Beards Are Too Manly for Women – Again, Not True!
  3. Myth #3 – All Beards Itch and Annoy the Skin – False Again!
  4. Myth #4 – Growing a Beard Takes Forever to Complete – Not Necessarily!
  5. Myth #5 – You Have to be Big and Muscular to Pull Off a Beard – Not!
  6. Myth #6 – A Beard Makes You Look Older – That’s Just Not True Either!

What does having a beard symbolize?

Having a beard symbolizes many different things for different people. To some, it can represent a sense of ruggedness and manliness. To others, it represents maturity and wisdom. It’s even been said that growing a beard is a sign of religious faith – after all, biblical figures like Moses had one! 


It can also provide a feeling of power and command to those who wear them – something that our ancestors knew well when they donned their beards as symbols of leadership in ancient times. Having a beard carries with it a lot of symbolism no matter how it’s interpreted by those who bear its bushy burden.

What does psychology say about beards?

Beards have been a staple part of men’s fashion for centuries, even before the dawn of psychology. Interestingly enough though, psychological studies suggest that beards can offer more than just a fashion statement. 


Studies on tiny facial expressions and body language non-verbal cues – often interpreted by the presence of beards – show that men with beards are perceived as more assertive, competent, strong, and aggressive. 


On the contrary, other studies point out that those same facial features lacking a beard are perceived to have higher intelligence and social sensitivity. While psychology cannot answer definitively if having a beard offers some kind of advantage or not, it certainly seems to indicate facial hair can go beyond mere aesthetics to offer something beneficial.

Did you know the facts about beards?

Did you know that beards can act as a natural sunscreen? Studies have shown that the facial hair of bearded men offers protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Furthermore, some research indicates that having a beard may confer even greater protection than using certain types of SPF lotions or creams. 


On top of providing sun protection, beards also have hygienic benefits. Dust and small particles like pollen can become trapped in the bristly ends which prevents them from reaching your lungs. And for those with sensitive skin, growing a full beard may help reduce razor burn and ingrown hair! So if you’ve been considering taking the plunge and growing one out, perhaps now is the time to give it a go!

Why are beards sacred?

For some of us, beards represent more than just facial hair. Many cultures consider beards to be a symbol of honor and respect that should be regarded with reverence. 


Beards are often seen as a sign of maturity and strength, especially in religious contexts where it stands for wisdom from years of experience. They can also mark the transition from boyhood to manhood, or sometimes pay homage to revered ancestors who are believed to still watch over their descendants from beyond the grave. 

Although the perception of how important beards are may differ according to culture and religion, one thing is certain: Beards carry a deep spiritual significance for many people around the world.

What does a beard say about a man?

Beards can be a lot of things to a lot of different men. For some, having a full and thick beard is a way to show their masculinity; something that their ancestors have done for centuries to stand out from the group. For others, it might be more of a fashion statement. Having an even and groomed beard can make them feel polished and professional. 


For many, growing a beard is simply about being comfortable in your skin and expressing yourself as you wish without worrying about what anyone else thinks. A beard might not always tell you everything about the man that wears it, but it does give you an external hint into the kind of person he could be on the inside.

Do beards have a purpose?

When it comes to the purpose of a beard, there’s no short answer. From ancient civilizations to modern-day hipsters, facial hair has been revered for centuries as fashion and served as a source of power and manliness. 


However, beyond their aesthetic appeal, beards may have a functional purpose. Beards may protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and even offer an extra layer of protection against airborne pathogens. 


Additionally, the coarse texture of some facial hair is thought to capture allergens from the air preventing them from entering the nose and throat. So while society certainly attaches symbolism to beards and some use them as part of their fashion statement – they do appear to have a purpose in keeping us safe!


Overall, it’s important to understand that beards are much more than myths and misconceptions. They can grow to great lengths and offer various benefits such as skin protection, providing a warm barrier from the elements, and maybe even helping people look a little wiser! We have come a long way toward accepting any facial hair style – so let’s continue to promote the end of the beard-shaming culture once and for all!

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