If men with beards are more attractive, which science now says they are, certain bearded fellows – like Castro and Santa Claus – must be rejoicing. I still don’t think they’re getting laid, but they’ll be rejoicing nonetheless.
According to The World Observer Online:
A study from the University of Southern Queensland, published in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal, found that beards block 90 to 95 percent of UV rays, thereby slowing the aging process and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Got asthma? Pollens and dust simply get stuck in that lustrous facial hair. Additionally, all that hair retains moisture and protects against the wind, keeping you looking young and fresh-faced. What’s more, shaving is usually the cause of ingrown hairs and bacterial infections that lead to acne.
Huh! Which one of these men do you think is sexiest? No, real question. (The answer is Paul Bunyan). (We also do have some alternatives if you do not like my personal bias on this topic) (my personal bias is that beards do not make men more attractive)
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