With a lot of America working from home these days, folks are forgoing a lot of basic habits including showering, and putting on pants or bras. Another basic habit people have given up on is shaving, and we’re not just talking men growing out there beards.
Whether it’s your face, armpits, or even your nether-regions a lot of folks are getting a lot hairier as they are stuck at home, but are their any downsides to the extra hair growth? Well, the answer is no, and in fact, it may even be good for you.
“Believe it or not, the hair that’s in our armpits, groin, and legs is actually evolutionarily serving its own helpful purpose,”Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist shares, noting that the extra hair prevents skin irritation, and protects the body from chafing in many areas. She adds, “Hair also prevents different pathogens from invading our body, such as in the pubic area.”
Another benefit is your skin won’t get irritated from razor blades or razor burns. “Letting your body hair grow is what nature intended,” she notes, “Shaving is much more problematic [than not] because of its risk of causing micro-breaks in the tissue and increasing your risk of infection.”
- The only real downside is for people who sweat a lot, since additional hair will worsen the problem. Dr. Nazarian simply suggests trying to keep the skin cool and dry to avoid the issue.
Source:Well & Good