Physical Health, Tips & Techniques, Wellness / Self-Care

Shaving in the time of Corona

Yes, there’s a proper way to do it.

words by: Team ULTRA
Apr 9, 2020

With the barrage of news about COVID-19 comes a barrage of information and misinformation about everything, from your fridge to your facial hair. 

For those of you missing the barber, and for those of us following the myriad of surfaces coronavirus can live in, you’ll probably have come across the graphic promoting side whiskers, soul patches, and vaudeville-villain mustaches as opposed to a full beard. Conversely, Jim Carrey (and a lot of other men across the country) have taken to growing out “a quarantine beard.”

There would seem to be no one correct answer – there’s no proven science behind the contagion. Would it be safer to have less of a fuzzy surface for ‘Rona to thrive? Should those of us who don’t shave just get to a full-blown Santa Claus beard? Are y’all grooming?



So, that begs the question: to beard or not to beard? 

Ultimately, we don’t think it matters as long as you’re staying inside and keeping six feet apart when you’re not, but maybe keep up with your facial hair – you don’t want to emerge from the quarantine looking like a caveman. Unless that’s your thing, in which case c’est la vie – just don’t be out on these streets thinking that a beard is a replacement for a mask.