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Do beards really make you warmer?

  • 2 min read

Do beards really make you feel warmer? 

Some guys only see beards as a fall/winter look...summer comes and the beard goes. Why?

The majority of these men think a beard will make them uncomfortably hot in the warmer months. This misconception is totally understandable. After all, during the winter a beard does a great job of keeping the frigid wind off your handsome face. But does that face fur really make a temperature difference in the summer?

The Wall Street Journal referenced a Chinese study that found of 100 participants, the upper lips of those with facial hair were on average one degree warmer than those clean-shaven. So, one can argue that a beard will make the covered areas of your face a degree warmer. Break out the ice packs...

man with beard working out in summer

BUT, those of you who’ve rocked beards in the summer know that when a breeze blows through your beard, the temperature drops. Most of us will say we are actually cooler with a beard in the summer. Why’s that?

It’s all thanks to evaporative cooling. Basically, when air blows over – or better yet, through – water, it cools down. This concept is used in certain types of air conditioners. Your beard keeps the moisture from your sweat close to your face. When a breeze comes through, you feel nice and cool.

man with beard swimming by sailboat

So if you’re one of the newly bearded and worry about keeping your beard into the summer, don’t. Your beard won’t make you any warmer than normal.

Regardless of length, you need to keep your beard and skin well-hydrated during the summer months. Proper beard care is key. The best way to do this is with a duel purpose Facial + Beard Moisturizer. For those looking for a boost of softness, layer a light layer of beard oil on top.

Hydrate daily facial + beard moisturizer and Soften Face + Beard Oil


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stubble + ‘stache is a Certified B-Corp™ and service disabled veteran owned small business. All of our packaging is made from recycled plastic and with each order, we remove five plastic bottles from the ocean. While our products are formulated with facial hair in mind, all of our products can be used by all, regardless of gender or beard status. Proudly made in the USA with ingredients responsibly sourced from some of the most exotic places on earth.

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