You won’t be surprised to know that we think beards are great. We’re not the only ones – the opposite sex are also known to find men with them attractive.
But one common beard problem that often crops up is eating. Whether it’s pastry, ice cream or BBQ ribs, there is no avoiding the fact that having facial hair makes this common everyday task more difficult.
So, what can you do about it? In this blog post we explain how you can still eat, despite having a beard.
Always Carry A Handkerchief
When you go out for a meal, it’s understandable to feel self-conscious when eating. It sometimes feels that with every bite, you’re getting food stuck in your beard.
Luckily, there is a simple solution for this – a handkerchief. Having one to hand is vital, especially when you’re on your own and you don’t have a friend or family member there to tell you that you have food in your beard!
Take Smaller Bites
Most of us when eating or drinking don’t take much notice of how much we are putting in our mouths at one time.
But if you want to avoid food getting stuck in your beard, you should start to think carefully about this. Having a smaller amount at a time that can easily fit in your mouth, significantly decreases the risk of this happening.
Use Utensils Wherever Possible
Presumably most of the food that you eat is with a knife and fork 99% of the time.
But what about those treats we all have from time to time? Food such as burgers, burritos and pizza are often eaten with our hands.
Unfortunately though, eating them is often very messy. We’ve all bitten into a burger and seen its contents go everywhere…including our beard!
Although it looks a bit strange, it is perfectly fine to eat these foods with a knife and fork. Wouldn’t you rather have a clean beard, rather than have food spilling all over it?!
Keep Your Moustache In Check
It’s not just your beard that can cause problems when eating. Your moustache also has the potential to get in the way.
The first thing you should consider doing is trimming it. Now I know some of you want to have a big bushy tache but cutting it back away from your lip is a simple way to make eating much easier.
If you’re not keen on trimming, don’t worry. What you can do instead is train your moustache hairs over time to grow away from your mouth.
How do you this? On a daily basis, you should apply a small amount of moustache wax and shape it so your tache curves away from your top lip. Eventually, over time, you will notice that the hairs won’t get in the way when you’re trying to eat food.
So although eating with a beard is more difficult, there is no reason why you can’t continue to enjoy your favourite food. Hopefully these tips will help to make it easier for you!