In many cultures, the beard is considered a symbol of masculinity and maturity. It appears as a result of hormonal changes occurring in the body of a young person as a result of growing up. The timing of the appearance of hair on the chin depends on many factors: heredity, nationality, hormonal levels.
The appearance of a beard
The first "fluff" on the cheeks of young men appears at the age of 15-20. Doctors recommend not to shave off the first hairs that have broken through, so as not to disrupt their structure. Intense early shaving can ruin the hair follicles and interfere with further beard growth. The razor and shaving products must be selected individually. It happens that the "fluff" appears on the chin earlier than the "standard" age - at 13-15 years. Early beard growth is due to the high amount of "male" hormones, physiological characteristics of the body, genetic predisposition.
Some young people are very worried that their beards grow too slowly or does not grow at all. You don't need to worry much, but it's worth taking a closer look at your health. Unfortunately, sometimes the hairline on the face of a young man does not appear due to the malfunctioning of the reproductive system. You can correct the situation by contacting a doctor in a timely manner. Deviations found at an early age can be corrected and treated.
In fact, the appearance of a beard is a manifestation of secondary sexual characteristics. In this matter, heredity and nationality play an important role. Southern men by their very nature are prone to early hair growth. Northern peoples have a slightly slower development, so the hair on the chin in the inhabitants of the Northern European region appears quite late, by the age of 20-25. On the faces of Asians, the peoples of the Far North and Indians, facial hair is practically absent.
It is very difficult, and sometimes impossible, to accurately determine your nationality. Before worrying about slow beard growth, remember if you had a Buryat grandmother or a Bashkir grandfather in your family? If Asian relatives were present, then most likely they gave you a slowly growing beard with a bit of their blood. Rejoice: you just have to shave less.
How to influence beard growth
If you would like to have lush facial hair, see your doctor. You cannot take hormonal drugs without a doctor's prescription. The uncontrolled use of drugs can lead to such consequences, compared with which the slowed down beard growth will seem like a mere trifle.
If no hormonal imbalance is found, you can try to help your beard grow faster. To do this, you need to lead an active lifestyle, play sports and eat right. For hair growth, zinc, beta-carotene, iodine, calcium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, and potassium are needed. These ingredients can be found in nuts, fruits, vegetables, cottage cheese, cheese, legumes, and oatmeal.