Growing beards or beards has become a trend lately. However, it is not uncommon for many men who have tried hard to grow a beard, but have failed. Other problems sometimes occur among bearded men, as if they want to thicken their beards.
Quoted from howstuffworks.com, people with thick or thick beards have many hair follicles on their faces. Genes, hormones, and age also affect how much hair follicles a person has. In addition to transplanting follicles from several parts of the body to the face, there is nothing else you can do to increase the amount.
In addition to genetic factors and the number of hair follicles, chatter about beards also involves a number of other interesting facts.
1. Testosterone can indeed accelerate beard growth, but ...
Many men increase their testosterone levels in order to grow or widen their beards. Unfortunately, according to Professor Joe Herbert, a hormone specialist from the University of Cambridge, they are just a waste of money.
"Testosterone only increases facial hair growth if a person's testosterone levels are indeed low or not at the optimal level," Herbert said.
This endocrinologist also says, the testosterone level in each man is different. In addition, the size and quality of facial hair really depends on how much hair follicles on your face, how it spreads, and whether your face contains enough receptors to see your testosterone levels.
People who can't grow their beards due to lack of testosterone can add testosterone to some of the supplements available, even though the most visible impact is that their pockets are drained. However, unfortunately the use of testosterone supplements to increase testosterone levels in the body can be bad.
"Using lots of testosterone supplements can also damage your body. Your heart can be damaged, the risk of heart attack can increase, and cause other vascular problems. "High testosterone can also increase the size of your prostate, which can cause urinary infections and worsen the risk of prostate cancer," Herbert explained as reported by the Telegraph.
2. Beard can reduce the risk of skin cancer
Who would have thought that it turns out growing a beard can reduce the risk of cancer? Yes, based on a study conducted by a number of researchers at the University of Southern Queensland, beards proved to have health benefits. Beards can block 95% of harmful UV rays from touching the skin, and this will reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.
Not only reduces the risk of developing skin cancer, as reported by Huffingtonpost, men with asthma who have a beard usually experience asthma symptoms decrease as the beard grows. This is because the beard helps prevent dust and pollen from entering the respiratory system. A heavy beard and covering part of your face will make your skin look healthier and younger.
3. Smoking interferes with beard growth
Cigarettes contain more than 4,800 chemicals and they can cause oxidative stress on any hair growth and pigmentation. However, hair and scalp expert Lisa Gilbey from Northants Hair & amp; Scalp Clinic, said the actual effect of smoking on hair growth has not been done thoroughly.
"What we know now is that smoking has an aging effect. By disrupting the circulation, eventually capillary blood flow to the roots of the hair decreases. The results make skin cells resist the optimal requirements for normal hair growth, "Lisa said.
Lisa added, smoking can drain a lot of vitamins that contain free radical destruction cells. When vitamin B is depleted, the metabolic pathway for melanin (color pigment) will be chaotic. The result can make hair on the body gray faster.
4. Frequent shaving of beards does not increase or accelerate growth
There is one of the most common myths circulating among men, namely by often shaving a beard, our beard will grow faster and will also be thicker or thicker. Unfortunately that is wrong.
David Alexander, a male hair care expert explained in menshair.about.com, that hair is basically protein and keratin, he has no blood or nervous system intake."Your body does not know whether your beard is shaved (or 5 cm long), because hair has no way of communicating that information to your body," David said.
In a 1970 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, it was ensured that shaving did not change the thickness or amount of a person's hair growth. The study involved 5 young men, all of whom were asked to shave the feathers of one of their legs, and the other foot was compared.
Men often believe that shaving causes the beard to grow faster or thicker, but facial hair generally grows more and faster with age.
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