So You Shaved | Eric Bandholz
Alright amigo, so you shaved off your beard. Now what?
It's alright - it doesn't make you less of a man. You'll see a lot of outlets pushing the idea that if you shave off your beard, you're not a "real man" and that's just bogus. Some guys grow a winter beard and shave it when the weather gets warmer, and there's nothing wrong with that. However we would be remiss if we didn't mention that a summer beard isn't as daunting as it may seem - it blocks your skin from UV rays, and can even keep your face air conditioned if you give it a little spray from a water bottle from time to time.
We also want to point out that beard or no beard, there's never a good reason to neglect yourself and not put any effort into presenting the best version of yourself to the world. For a lot of guys, growing a beard is their first foray into taking care of yourself and your style. Even if the beard is gone and you want to evolve your style, you've got to make sure you still work toward bettering yourself.
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