With the internet right at our fingertips we don't have to search very long or far to find many helpful guides and tricks on how to look after our marvelous furry face forests.
I've written many beard care guides providing you, our spectacular readers with every trick in the book to help take better care of our facial hair. Today is no different, although rather than recommend one of our 'TBS' balms and oils, I want to strip things back to the very basics.
So, let us begin today's blog with Why Keeping Hydrated Could Help Improve Your Beards Growth Rate...
DRINK WATER OFTEN, AND AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!
The purest form of fluid to provide us with great hydration comes from drinking water, and plenty of it too. Doing so helps maintain your balance of body fluids, which is astonishingly 60%+ water based.
This will keep you hydrated and will also help improve your blood circulation, body nutrients and you bodies natural temperature.
With good blood circulation your skin will stay revitalised and youthful. In turn this will prove as the perfect growing foundation for a healthy, full furry face to continue flourish upon. So, in short, drink plenty of ice cold water whenever and wherever possible.
OTHER DRINKS WORK EQUALLY AS WELL!
Other cold drinks may work equally as well, but are often not as fast acting as good old trusty water would be.
The market is jam packed with sports drinks, vitamin supplemented fruit juices and just about anything and everything in between. Many will quench your thirst just as well, but may contain high levels of sugar and other hidden nasties you wasn't bargaining on drinking.
So, before you choose your drink, be sure to read the label to know exactly what it is you are pouring down your throat each day.
BEER WON'T KEEP YOU THAT HYDRATED, IF AT ALL!
After a long day's work many of us like to kick off our work boots and grab ourselves a trusty ice cold beer. I am as guilty as the next guy for this, but if you do happen to have 'one too many' you will might wake up the next morning feeling a little worse for wear.
Yep, that's right, the dreaded hangover might just occur, which isn't pretty for anybody. Usually the first thing you'll have the urge to do is jump straight for the nearest cold drink that isn't alcohol based, and guzzle that sh*t gone.
This is because alcohol decreases the body's production of antidiuretic hormone, which is created by the body itself to reabsorb water. With less antidiuretics your body will lose more fluid than it usually would, when we begin to urinate. Which is usually on several times throughout the evening if the beers are flowing along nicely.
So, as refreshing as an ice cold beer can be, (I say as I'm currently sipping a Bud Light!) if you want to stay hydrated stay topped up with equal amounts of water, that isn't alcohol based. But let's be honest, where's the fun to be had in that?
DISCOVER WHAT WORKS BEST, AND STICK WITH IT!
And finally, once you have steadily introduced a more balanced intake of fluids into your day to day routine it is as equally important to stick with it the best you can.
More often than not we make lifestyle choices to better ourselves, then once we hit a roadblock or a stumbling point we revert back into bad habits. You have a lot to continue to gain from staying well hydrated, so figure out a routine that clicks into place nicely for yourself, and try your best to continue to follow it.
In doing so, along with regular beard care maintenance, you'll sport a true Viking styled beard in next to no time, Brother.
That sees today's Monday musing blog come to a sweet close for today my furry faced friends. As always be sure to leave us your thoughts and feedback in the form of a comment or two in the box you'll find ever so kindly provided below.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...