Study Finds Men With Beards Carry More Germs Than Dogs

The relationship between a dog and a man is nothing new to us. Dogs have been man’s best friend forever. The moment the owner and the dog lock eyes, a strong bond develops between the two. This bonding is similar to the one formed between humans and infants and research proves this theory. Such a strong relationship should be maintained well with proper care and hygiene.

Today, families care for their dogs just as they do for each and every member of the family. Dogs are well-groomed, kept clean, and are even guarded against pests and diseases. Thanks to advanced equipment and medical kits that are now easily available in the market. However, the same cannot be said when it comes to bearded men. Although they might seem neat and trim on the outside, studies reveal that bearded men carry more germs than their dogs. It is hence time for the domesticated dogs to teach their bearded masters a thing or two about cleanliness in return.

A recent study shows that a man’s face covered with a fully-grown beard has more bacteria than a dog with fluffy fur. In order to analyze the levels of microbes present in bearded men, intensive research was carried out and the results were upsetting. Observations indicated that half of the bearded men had bacteria in their beards while the other half even had microscopic bugs growing in them. Disgusting it may sound but both these situations pose serious health hazards to human health. In contrast, when the same research was carried out on a group of dogs, the results were surprising. Dogs under observation had fewer levels of microbes in their fur.

Another popular research analyzing bearded men and dogs went to the extent of revealing the level of microbes present in both the specimens. The sample size included 30 dogs with fur and 18 bearded men. The selected dog pool had dogs from the age of 3 months to 13 years and on the other hand, the men chosen were between the age group of 18 and 76 years. While the test conditions remained the same for both the pool of samples, it was revealed that 23 out of the 30 dogs present were being attacked with the microbes. However, in the case of bearded men, all 18 of them had bacteria growing in their beards. It is no doubt that these men are suffering from serious health issues. What is surprising is that the experiment’s conclusion reveals that dogs were found to be cleaner than bearded men.

Thus, it is important for bearded men to take an initiative to groom themselves in order to be neat and clean from the outside. One easy way to maintain and manage beards is to shampoo the beard just as you shampoo your hair. Other tips include using trimming the beard to a manageable length and use of beard balms and oils to nourish the hair. Growth of microbes in beards is harmful not just to the individual but also to the people with whom they might come in contact. An extreme step for those who are incapable of taking care of their beards is to just get rid of it. This way, you stay healthy and avoid microbial attacks.

Happy Grooming!

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