The real x-factor here is that the idea of “hot” and “cool” are just relative, subjective terms that are different for everyone.
Jul 08, 2018 • Author: Beard Mountain
Why Guys Worry About The Beard in Summer, and Why You Shouldn’t
There is a whole subgroup of Bearded guys that you might call “the Snow-Beard”. These guys make a ritual out of shaving every summer out of fear of the heat. It makes sense. I mean, when you think about it the idea of having a massive patch of fur covering half of your face would sound like a great way to make the most out of the summer heat. Well, the fear is pretty much completely unfounded. The misconception is founded on a false assumption: The idea that the beard somehow warms your face. In reality, the Beard acts much more like a shield that a heater. The idea that the Beard makes the face warmer is probably based on the effect that is felt in the winter - the same shielding effect that is experienced as warmth in the cold winter weather. To understand this better, think of the Beard like a patch of bushes. In the winter time, crawling under a bush is a great way to escape the elements - which is exactly what all kinds of different animals do. Now think of that same patch of bushes in the summer, in the screaming-ass heat. Nice and cool under there right? In addition to this simple concept, scientists in Australia actually found that the Beard can block up to 95% of UV rays from the sun - which can prevent freakin skin cancer. The Beard does also act as an evaporative cooler as well, as sweat from the skin evaporates and creates a flow of air out of the Beard which has a cooling effect. Combined with the shielding effect of the Beard, this can keep you even cooler than not having a Beard at all!