Beards have certainly been having a ‘moment’ recently. However, like all things the tide is beginning to turn and clean-shaven faces are coming back into trend. Indeed, there are many incredible benefits to choosing a clean-shaven look. Just keep reading to find out what they are.
Improve your skin
One of the biggest benefits of choosing to go clean-shaven is that it means you can take much better care of your skin. This is because the act of shaving is exfoliating and it removes dead skin cells and open clogged pores that would otherwise be trapped under your beard. It’s also much easier to use products like moisturizer and exfoliator on your skin if you do not have a big bushy beard to contend with, which makes keeping the condition of your skin healthy a much easier task.
Get to use a straight razor
The second reason it may be time to opt for a clean-shaven look is that you get to try out some truly epic shaving equipment like a straight razor. You may know the straight razor by the term cut-throat razor, but there is no need to panic as you can perform not only a perfectly safe shave with such a tool but also a perfectly close and accurate shaving providing you with results impossible-to-get with any other kind of razor.
Straight razors not only look super cool, but they can also provide a much more pleasant shaving experience for anyone using them, as they cause less irritation and razor burn. Straight razors are also much better for the environment as they can be sharpened and used over and over again rather than being used once or twice and then thrown away like disposable razors.
Look more youthful
Another reason it may be time to try a clean shave is that it can take years off your look. Indeed, if you are concerned that your beard or moustache is ageing, especially if there are flecks of grey starting to appear, getting rid of them can instantly give you a younger look.
Also culturally we tend to associate being unbearded with being younger, so when we see someone without a beard, we naturally assume they are on the younger side.
Last of all, a massive reason to choose a clean-shaven look is that it’s much more hygienic. After all, a beard is a mass of hair that is located around the site where you take in food and drink, and spills and crumbs will find their way in there!
Additionally, keeping your beard truly clean can be a real mission, as beard hair and the skin underneath it are not the same as the hair on your head or your scalp. That means you will often need different types of cleansing products and shampoos that you would use on your head to ensure your beard and face stay clean and healthy. However, if you choose to shave your beard and go clean-shaven, you will not have to worry about any of this.