The intent of the graphic was to look beyond beards immediate function as a fashion accessories and look into some of the more popular uses of beards in the past. Some ancient cultures have viewed beards as a sign of high status in society since as the ancient Mesopotamians. Ancient Greeks also viewed beards as a strong status symbol for men. Jesus was also depicted beardless until 500CE but is now depicted to have a beard. To learn more on the history of beards, check out the graphic from Advanced Dermatology.
Infographic by: www.advdermatology.com