The beards trend is far from being on his return, quite the opposite in fact. But while many men wouldn’t shave off their favorite face accessory, beards are sponges ‘ that according to various experts ‘can spread bacterial infections.
Beards hostels more germs because facial hair is stiffer than other hair. It captures easier dirt and bacteria ‘, says Carol Walker of Birmingham Trichology Center against the Daily Mail. In addition, many men have the bad habit of touching their beard a lot, making the bacteria spread to the mouth.
Microbiologist Dr. Ron Cutler of Queen Mary University in London advises to maintain the beard very well. “Scientific research shows that beards can spread infections. So it is important to wash that facial hair regularly. ‘
According to Hugh Pennington, a professor-emeritus of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen, however, it is not so bad as it seems. ‘ They are the same bacteria as those on the skin. It is not problematic and poses no health hazard. ‘
Yet on people with beards are found more bacteria indeed, says professor Anthony Hilton of the Aston University. He participated in a study that checked if mouth masks of surgeons would capture the face bacteria and if it had any effect on a beard there. “What they found is that men with beards had significantly more bacteria, more so than men without a beard or women. And the surgeons with beard that wore a mouth mask, also spread more organisms when moving. ‘