Growing A Great Beard Naturally In 4 Easy Steps
For the men out there, I know how hard it is to get that perfect beard. You don’t want a patchy beard or one that doesn’t connect, you want that full, flowing beard, but it can be difficult to get. Growing a full beard can take a lot of time and effort, especially because the rate at which hair grows is determined by your hormones and heredity.
While for some guys, they start growing a beard immediately they hit puberty, for others it could take years and some might never have a full beard.There are a lot of reasons why some beards grow faster than others. As I mentioned earlier, heredity and testosterone levels have very big roles to play in this.
If you come from a family of men with full beards, the chances of you having one yourself are higher. The hormones responsible for beard growth are testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Testosterone is responsible for beard thickness and DHT is responsible for the thickness of the beard.
If you find it almost impossible to grow a beard, then those two hormones in your body are low or you are not sensitive to them.However, if you do want to grow a full beard, there are definitely some easy steps you can take to achieve it. Now, I am not just talking about using beard oils or supplements because those alone might not give you what you desire. I am talking about easy tips and tricks you can use to get the beard you desire.
Growing a beard requires a lot of time and patience but there are certainly some things you can do to speed up the process. So without further ado, let us take a look at 4 easy steps to take to get a great beard.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Although this might sound obvious you would be surprised to know that a lot of men do not drink water regularly. Apart from the health benefits of regular drinking of water, your beard also needs it to grow fuller. Water, as well as minerals, vitamins, and protein-rich meals, are necessary for your beard to grow faster. Insufficient water, on the other hand, will cause your beard to grow more slowly. Your body needs water and when you don’t drink enough, it reduces the amount of blood that rushes to your faces and thus slows down the beard growing process hugely.
Another important thing to note is that not drinking water regularly causes your skin to become coarse and dry as a result of your cells not regenerating as quickly as they should because of the lack of nutrients found in water. Scientists say that you need to drink at least 6-8 cups of water every day in order to grow a healthy beard faster. You shouldn’t just wait until you are thirsty or when eating, you should be drinking water as regularly as possible so you can get that full luscious beard you’ve always wanted.
EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Very few men exfoliate their skin and they don’t know that this is another easy trick that helps with beard growth. Every day we lose millions of dead skin cells on our faces without knowing it. Though most of them fall off, some of these dead cells still remain on our faces and over time, they can impede the growth of a beard.
Exfoliation is a practice that involves getting rid of those dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin. It improves your skin’s appearance and increases blood circulation. You can scrub and rinse your face with soap and warm water once a week to remove the dead skin cells. This will clear up your pores and make your skin fresher.
Then, apply your beard oil and massage it into your skin and beard completely. Massaging it increases blood circulation, which will aid in the growth of your beard. It is important to note that this should only be done once a week or bi-weekly. Exfoliating too often can severely damage your skin. If you do it correctly however, you will definitely start to see positive changes in your beard growth journey.
EATING THE RIGHT THINGS
Another tip you need to know to grow a healthy beard is that you need to eat a lot healthier. There are certain vitamins and minerals that have been proving to help with beard growth. You can start by increasing your intake of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotine, flaxseed oil, biotin, inositol and niacin. You should also eat more fruits and vegetables like oranges, potatoes, kale, spinach and raisins. Lean proteins such as salmon and chicken, and whole grains have also been known to help. Keep in mind that while these foods can help with beard growth, they don’t actually cause it.
The importance of nutrition when it comes to beard growth cannot be over-emphasized. You need to get the right nutrients in your body which can help speed up the beard growth process. If the nutrients you need are not being eaten regularly or not in the right quantities, then the growth process can be a lot harder. You can also talk with your physician about some supplements you can take that have these vitamins and minerals.
GIVE YOUR BEARD TIME TO GROW
The simple truth is, your beard isn’t going to grow overnight. Even after you do everything you are supposed to, it will still require a lot of patience because it could take some time before you start seeing tangible results. Also, when the results start showing, you have to resist the urge to groom the beard because this could affect its progress. Just let the beard grow out because studies have shown that it will grow faster if you leave it alone. After about 4-6 weeks you can then start trimming and shaping it to what you desire. You can use beard combs and conditioner to make it look nice and neat. Also, don’t pick at your beard or pull it as this can cause some hair to fall out and your beard could become patchy. Excessive combing is also unnecessary; you only need to comb it about twice a day.
As a man, getting the perfect beard might be something you want. If you follow these steps above, it will definitely speed up the process of getting them. A healthy beard on a man is a sign of cleanliness, masculinity and confidence. Work towards getting your dream beard today using the steps I’ve discussed and see your confidence and attractiveness soar.