To Shave Or Not To Shave: The Pros And Cons Of Facial Hair
Facial hair: you can’t live with it, but you can’t live without it. Or rather, what we really mean is that you can live with it, but you can also live without it...if that’s your choice. Whether you find shaving to be a hassle or not, the reality of life for us men is that hair grows on our face, and we have to deal with said hair one way or another.
Fortunately, your decision to deal with your facial hair is actually remarkably simple: you can either “let it ride” and grow a beard, or deal with the shaving experience every couple of days or every single day (or even multiple times a day if your hair grows that fast!). “To shave or not to shave?” becomes an essential question in one man’s life post-adolescence, and it’s up to you to answer it accordingly.
Facial Hair Care Made Simple: The Way That It Should Be!
Though Alonzo’s Oil specializes in carrying the best men’s pre-shave oil on the market, we’re also happy to announce that we can help men like you in both the beard care and shaving department. Heck, we even carry shaving oil for women (no beard oil for women, though)!
Taming your beard or shaving your face shouldn’t be rocket science, and that’s why our all-natural shaving oils and beard oils are just that: cold pressed, all-natural oils free from ammonia, PABA, parabens, formaldehyde, synthetic colors and extracts, and so forth. Your face is getting nothing but the good stuff, and that’s the way that it should be.
If you’ve been on the fence about whether to continue shaving or skip the razor in place of our natural beard oil, you’re in the right place. Keep on reading below about the various pros and cons of being clean-shaven vs having a beard!
Pros Of Shaving
Your Facial Skin Can Breathe
Having a beard means that your hair will irritate your facial skin, especially during the winter or if you live in a particularly dry climate.
Your Face Gets A Fresh Start Every Day
Not unlike taking a shower or brushing your teeth, shaving allows you to start a new day with a silky smooth face. Beard owners won’t be able to experience this.
You’ll (Likely) Get More Professional Opportunities
Though a well-kempt beard and hairstyle can make it pretty far in the modern professional world, the ugly truth is that beard owners are at a distinct disadvantage over their clean-shaven counterparts.
Pros Of Having A Beard
You Can Change Your Appearance
If you’re tired of shaving and the clean-shaven look that accompanies shaving your face every day, you can simply wait a while and grow a beard. Of course, for many guys out there, this is easier said than done.
It Helps Protect Your Face Against The Sun’s Rays
It’s true! This article referenced in the Huffington Post says that a fully grown beard can block up to about 95 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays, thereby helping reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.
It’ll Help Your Dating Life
Well, we can’t promise that growing a beard will somehow land you a girlfriend, but if you’ve been shaving up until this point with relatively little luck, why not give it a try?
Cons Of Shaving
Your Skin Can Get Irritated
Taking a razor to your face every single day naturally leads to some irritation. Fortunately, the best men’s shaving oil on the market can help prevent any irritation from occurring.
Your Face Feels Cold During The Winter
There’s nothing quite like that uber-cold breeze after you clean shave for the first time in a while.
Cons Of Having A Beard
It Can Get Messy
Whether it’s sweat or food on your beard, it’s true that beards can get pretty gross...unless you’re taking good care of it.
It Can Be A Pain To Start Growing One
The first several days (or even a couple of weeks) can be a real pain in the cheeks when you’re growing out your beard after being clean-shaven. The early stages of a beard can be quite coarse and irritating.
Love Your Face With Our Natural Beard Oil And Shaving Oil!
Regardless of your preference (or your girlfriend’s preference, rather), rest assured that Alonzo’s Oil has you covered. Shop our shaving products and natural beard oil online today!