BEARDS TRAP BACTERIA
Bacteria found in general in the faces of bearded men, suggesting beards trap dirt and germs more easily.
This can lead to skin infections and the spread of bugs, such as staphylococcus, which causes hair follicle bacterial infections. Folliculitis, a superficial infection of single hair follicles, often appears in groups in areas of hair-bearing sites, like the beard or lower legs. Antiseptic soaps and topical/oral therapy can help with the treatment of these tiny pustules.
Beard bacteria has the ability to be transmitted to the mouth and cause illness. It can also be transmitted to others, especially since viruses can be passed on from person to person via contact. A beard would be a focal point for this type of transmission.