Is having a Beard Good for Your Health? A recent study from the University of Queensland says it likely is.
From the Daily Star:
If you’re worried about getting cancer, it might be time to grow a beard.
According to a recent study from the University of Queensland, facial fuzz can protect a man’s face from 90 to 95% of harmful UV rays from the sun.
This means that a large portion of a man’s face is protected from being sunburnt – which can help prevent skin cancer.
Lead author, Professor Parisi said: “While beards will never be as sun-safe as sunscreen, they certainly are a factor in blocking UV rays.”
While this certainly doesn’t mean men with beards should skip sunblock, it just means that a portion of their skin is safer from the sun.
Having a beard could also help to slow down ageing. This is because less exposure to the sun means less wrinkles and age spots.