The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock
The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock

Beards, facial hair and the coronavirus: what men need to know

  • Recent misinformation has sparked global concern over beard hygiene and its connection with Covid-19, but experts say there is no reason to panic
  • Studies have shown beards can carry more germs and bacteria than clean-shaven skin, but the opposite can also be true

Topic |   Wellness
The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock
The beard has always been a contentious style choice, but with the threat of coronavirus our hygiene habits are more important now than ever. Photo: Shutterstock
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