A beard is often perceived as a sign of maturity and strength, and sometimes it just looks incredibly cool. For that reason, most men, especially in their youth, wonder how they can grow their beard naturally.
Growing a beard is based on various factors such as genetics and testosterone levels. Nevertheless, you can nourish its growth in natural ways as well.
Got a cool beard style in your mind that you want to try out?
Check out this cheat sheet with tips on growing a beard naturally.
Keep Your Skin Clean
Thoroughly wash your face with lukewarm water and a natural cleanser, such as Khadi’s Herbal Face Wash with honey, rose water, and lemon, twice per day, preferably in the morning and evening. This will encourage the growth of small facial hair.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Invest in a good skin exfoliant or a scrub. You can create your own natural scrub by mixing some sugar with coconut oil or olive oil. Scrubbing your face will help you get rid of dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new hair. Additionally, you can buy a facial scrub gel rich in vitamins and aloe vera, and apply it daily to your skin.
Increase Vitamin Intake
Include vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin A, C, E, and B in your daily diet. They will help you increase hair growth.
Our top picks include:
- Yellow bell peppers
- Sweet potatoes
Exercising helps in the production of increased testosterone levels, which may result in a boost of facial hair growth. It also improves our blood circulation and reduces stress levels, which are also contributing factors to beard growth.
Let It Grow
You may often hear people saying that frequent shaving results in increased hair development. This is a myth that has been busted. Shaving has no impact on the rate of hair growth and its thickness. If you are having troubles growing a long beard, let it grow for a few months without cutting it. It is easier to shape it once it’s long.
Eucalyptus is a popular Ayurveda ingredient that is capable of making your beard grow faster. Use a eucalyptus moisturizer on your face before going to sleep for best results. Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to your facial scrub or cream.
Sleep and Relax
Sleep is essential for repairing damaged skin cells and encouraging beard growth. Additionally, it is also important to relax as stress has negative effects on your body including on your skin and hair.
Increase Protein Intake
Sufficient protein intake will ensure an efficient growth of facial hair. Some of the top protein sources include:
- Fish and certain seafood
- Low-fat white meat
- Low-fat dairy products
Avoid Alcohol Abuse
A few drinks now and then probably won’t hurt you, but it’s important to know your limit. Excessive alcohol intake results in decreased testosterone levels and hair growth.
Avoid Harmful Products
Chemicals found in facial products can sometimes be dangerous for your skin and lower testosterone levels. Avoid harmful chemicals such as the BPA, parabens, and phthalates.
There are countless men who are interested in growing their beard but just can’t get a breakthrough. Usually, the genetics and testosterone levels play a huge role in that.
Fortunately, you can contribute to its natural growth as well. With the tips that you’ve gathered from this post, you can now make the most out of your beard and fill up your friends and family with envy.