Men's Beard and Mustache Care

Men’s Beard Care

 Make sure you get the right vitamins

The various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in your men’s diet can have either an advantageous or adverse effect on your ability to grow facial hair.

Vitamins A, C, E and various B numbers are essential to moustache growth
Vitamins A, C, E and various B numbers are essential to mustache growth

Nutritionist Steve Grant says that “facial hair growth can be affected by both the macronutrients – proteins, fats, and carbohydrates – we consume, as well as the micronutrients – vitamins and minerals.”

So which foodstuffs should you stock up on, and which should you jettison from your diet in pursuit of the perfect push broom?

“Testosterone can play an important role,” says Grant, “and it is wise to ensure you are getting adequate levels of zinc, magnesium and vitamin D to achieve optimal testosterone production.”

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“Your best source for vitamin D – other than sunshine – is eggs, oily fish, and cod,” the nutritionist continues. “Zinc can be found in red meats, broccoli, spinach, liver, and oysters. And magnesium is found in almonds, cashews, halibut, mackerel and bone broths.”

“Other key players would be vitamins A, C, and E – and also numerous B vitamins including B3 and B7 – the latter of which can be found in salmon, dairy products, certain nuts, and avocado.”

“The minerals you’ll need include selenium [found in Brazil nuts], iron [liver and pumpkin seeds] and calcium [milk and cheese].

Supplementation could work in some instances, but don’t expect a miracle if your diet isn’t up to scratch!”

2. Exercise and sleep well 

As well as what you eat, your wider lifestyle choices can have a significant effect on your ability to grow a mustache. But which everyday actions make for the best bristles?

The average adult needs at least six hours sleep. The men’s body uses these hours to rebuild, repair and grow – and that includes men’s facial hair. So, skimp on your forty winks and you’ll be forgoing precious ‘tache growing time.

Whilst men’s sleep, their body also relaxes and this helps minimise stress. Any emotional pressure can lead to, among other health issues, a weakened immune system – and this, in turn, could result in slower hair growth.

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