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Impact of Stress on Beard and Health

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Stress is a natural part of life that can have a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. One area that stress can affect is beard growth. While stress alone may not cause hair loss, it can slow down the growth of new hair, including facial hair.











There are a few different ways that stress can impact beard growth. The first is through the release of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is often referred to as the "stress hormone" because it is released in response to stress. This hormone can cause changes in the body that can affect the growth of hair, including facial hair.


Another way that stress can impact beard growth is through changes in the blood flow to the hair follicles. When we are stressed, our blood vessels constrict, which can reduce the amount of blood flowing to the hair follicles. This can slow down the growth of new hair, including facial hair.


Stress can also impact the health of the hair follicles themselves. When we are under stress, our bodies produce more oil and sebum, which can clog the hair follicles. This can lead to inflammation and infection, which can also slow down the growth of new hair, including facial hair.

While stress can have a negative impact on beard growth, it is important to note that it is not the only factor. Other factors such as genetics, nutrition, hydration, and overall health can also play a role in beard growth.


In conclusion, stress can have a negative impact on beard growth, which is caused by a number of factors including the release of cortisol, changes in blood flow to the hair follicles, and changes in the health of the hair follicles. To promote healthy beard growth, it is important to manage stress through methods such as exercise, meditation, and therapy. Additionally, maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and taking care of overall health can also help.


How do you normally cope with stress or anxiety?

  • Prayer/Meditation

  • I don't think about it

  • Talk to someone

  • Exercise

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Frankie E. Valle, LMHC, is the Owner and Chief Formulator of Esthete Beard Co., a men's grooming company that prioritizes mental and emotional wellness. With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Mental Counselor in Florida, Frankie is passionate about identifying real solutions to life issues and promoting healthy living through a faith-based approach. With a background as an Adjunct Professor and Consultant, he grew a small private practice into a treatment center before founding Esthete Beard Co. Check out Frankie's tips for achieving good mental, emotional, and spiritual balance in the Point Man Blost Post, where he emphasizes the importance of nurturing supportive fellowship, healthy living, and a meaningful relationship with God.

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