Whenever the topic of growing a moustache surfaces, many of us men tend to show an expression of non-interest. In fact, we even go the extent of dissuading our fellow brothers from either growing or keeping a moustache. Well, our arguments might seem sound and appreciated but come to think of it, this God-given facial beauty has been seen to be one of the best gifts to every man.
Let's check out some fascinating science which confirms there are at least 8 health benefits associated with having a moustache or beard.
1. PREVENTS CANCER:
Moustaches and beards have been documented to reduce exposure to the skin from dangerous levels of ultraviolet radiation, thereby significantly kicking out the chances of skin cancer - especially for those of us who spend most of the day trekking under the blazing sun.
2. REDUCES INFECTION:
Ever thought of the high risk of contracting infections ( bumps and rash) just because of shaving? Well the cause of these irritations have been mostly attributed to the infections contracted from our disposable shaving blades which cut deep into our follicles. Ask all men with clean shaped moustaches and they will tell you keeping their magical moustache was all they ever needed to keep save from these abrasions.
3. TRUST BOOSTER:
Tests in a world-wide marketing research reveals that men with well trimmed moustaches are considered to be much more trustworthy in advertising campaigns compared to men without facial hair - Oh Yea!. Trust was one of the fundamental precursors we needed to achieve before our species made its evolutionary leap to world dominance in the animal kingdom. If you appear more trustworthy your chances of winning the heart of a beautiful woman (or man)is highly possible. Never miss that chance!
4. MAKES YOU HOTTER:
Of all the requirements that determine a man’s sex appeal, one that stands out is his facial looks. In fact, in countless studies of the faces of men around the world, the ones rated the most attractive have always been those with the most symmetrical facial features. If a man’s face is somewhat less symmetrical, a moustache or a beard can create the illusion of a more symmetrical face, as well as a more pronounced jaw which is also a major factor in sex appeal. Get the girl and your DNA lives on forever.
5. REDUCES WRINKLES
A moustache is natures natural UV Light shield. That’s right, recent studies published in the journal, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, have shown that beards and moustaches actually block UV Light exposure keeping wrinkles and sun damage at bay. Protect that tender upper lip today and hit the beach, just remember a tube of sunblock for the rest of your body!
6. DRIVES INSECTS AWAY
Maintaining a moustache has the potential of keeping biting insects away. In fact, field tests (literally done in a watery bog of a field) shows men with facial hair are less likely to be bitten by insects, whereas men with a clean shave were prone to insect bites. With all the diseases that are spread by these little pests it’s clear that keeping some fuzz as a preventative measure is better (and cheaper) than a visit to the doctor, don't you think so?