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Wish to keep a fully grown beard? Here are home remedies to grow beard faster

Gone are the days when men were expected to be squeaky clean and your professionalism was judged by the how clean-shaven you were. Now a man is judged by the quality of his beard.

Written by Anusuya Suresh |Updated : January 28, 2016 4:29 PM IST

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Did you know beards can prevent your facial skin from aging? Yes, that s true, beard blocks facial skin from getting infected by pollutants. They can also protect your face from sunburn, frostbite, acne and pimples. But these are probably not the real reasons why beards are prized! Of course the type of beard a person can grow mainly depends on genetic factors but there are a few other ways that can help those unsatisfied with the amount of facial hair they sport. Know more on how to grow a beard.

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil massage is recommended for hair growth and that s why it also helps with increasing facial hair.

  • Combine coconut oil with rosemary oil in a proportion of 10:1 (10 parts coconut oil with 1 part rosemary oil); this is important to prevent the essential oil from causing irritation of the face.
  • Take a little of this oil mix onto a cotton ball and apply to the face; rinse with cool water after about 15 minutes. Here is how coconut oil can help curb hair fall.

Amla Oil

Amla or the Indian gooseberry is said to be highly effective in increasing facial hair growth. It may be used alone or in combination with mustard leaves. Here are some other health benefits of amla oil.

  • Simply massage a little amla oil onto your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes; then rinse using cold water.
  • The alternative is to wash and grind a few mustard leaves into a paste and mix in a few drops of amla oil into this. Apply this paste to your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Do this 4 times every week and you will observe an improvement in growth of facial hair. Here is how amla helps control hair fall.

Cinnamon and Lemon

  • Powder a little cinnamon bark and mix one teaspoon of this with two teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Apply this paste as a thin layer over the face the then rinse with cold water after 20 minutes.

Of course, this remedy will not work for people who are sensitive to lemon and may feel a burning or itching sensation. Discontinue use if you find this kind of a reaction. If you don t have such a reaction, you could use this remedy about twice a week for good results.

Eucalyptus oil

Like rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil is also an essential oil that can help to stimulate the growth of facial hair. But because it can cause irritation of the skin, it must be mixed with any carrier oil; olive oil or sesame oil is a good option. Here are 7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil.

  • Into half a cup of the carrier oil, add between 15 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • Mix and massage this oil onto the facial skin.
  • Allow it to remain for about 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water and a gentle soap if you find the oily feeling irritating.

While these natural remedies can help to increase the growth of facial hair in men, it is important to remember to pay attention to other factors, too. Make sure you eat a healthy diet that gives your body enough vitamins and minerals; here are 6 healthy foods you should eat every day. It is also important to keep your face clean by using a mild moisturizing face wash; however, avoid frequent washing with strong soaps that tend to dehydrate the skin. If you smoke, understand that nicotine does not exactly promote facial hair growth so, here s another reason to quit the habit. Here are some easy tips on how you can style your beard. Most important of all, stress is likely to prevent growth of facial hair; so keep stress at bay by a regular practice of yoga or meditation. Click to watch David Beckham's fitness regime.

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