Having a beard can be a new and inventive aesthetic choice. The only downside is that with the fashion of a beard comes roadblocks when trying to eat some of your favorite foods. Sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and more all poses new challenges when attempting to eat with a beard. The close vicinity between the mouth and hair allows for crumbs to unexpectedly plop down into crevices of the beard. Nobody likes having food on their face, so imagine having to pick it out of a beard! There are ways for you to keep the beard and still eat the foods you love with a variety of handy tricks.
Many men grow beards in conjunction with a mustache. If that is the case, you can start shaping your mustache to have less contact with the mouth so that when you eat food won't end up there too.
When eating food with your hands, it's likely that certain ones will manage to drop crumbs in your beard. To avoid this, the combined method of opening your mouth a little bit wider and taking smaller, more manageable bites will prevent the likelihood of the occurrence.
Using cutlery will make eating food easier. A direct channel for the food avoiding the process of putting a whole sandwich or other selection up to your mouth will aid in avoiding crumbs and other food bits from breaking off onto the beard.
There are also some varieties of products (while a tad embarrassing) can serve as a safety net for your beard if crumbs were to fall. Most are just a type of mask that cover the beard directly and allow you to eat without fear of the crumbs landing down there.
Another cautionary measure, after trying the above methods, is to always check the mirror after you eat and stroke through your beard. There is always the chance something managed to get into your beard, and better safe than walking around with bits and pieces of your lunch on your face!
Having a beard is a good decision, and you shouldn’t let it stop you from eating the foods you find the most desirable. Just take a few of these precautionary steps, and you will able to enjoy all the food items you love the most. Growing a beard will always have the risk of a messy eating experience, but it is the nature of the style choice. Remember, keep it clean and groom when necessary.
Hopefully, all bearded people will continue to eat in piece and have limited experiences where they find themselves with lots of their dish ending up on the lower half of their face. Don't let the beard stop you, have confidence in your meals.