Beards can slow the aging process by stopping water from leaving the skin, keeping it moisturized.
According to a 2013 study, your whiskers actually help trap water and moisture in your skin. Your beard works as a barrier, preventing water from leaving your face. It also fends off any dangerous elements like a wind that dry out your skin and disrupt your protective layers.
Your beard works as a booster for your moisturizer. The coarse hair keeps it locked in, along with your naturally occurring oils. With a beard in place, you don’t have to worry about any moisture seeping out.
Additionally, the simple presence of your beard is automatically helpful in slowing the aging process. Wherever hair follicles exist, your skin is thicker. The follicles along with the oil glands toughen the skin. Thicker skin experiences less damage in the long run.
It’s a built-in sunblock. It can reduce the threat of sun exposure by a third, compared to the hairless parts of your body. Beard hair can give you up to 95% protection against harmful UV rays. Prolonged sun exposure without protection can lead to wrinkles, sunspots, other indicators of aging. It can actually make them worse and cause them to rise to the surface prematurely. Your beard can assist in lessening the impact of a few hours at the beach.