For every dude out there that has a significant other that complains about you having a beard… we have some good news for you!
You have an argument to keep it! According to a new study, it might be helping you prevent skin cancer!!
Apparently, researchers at the University of Southern Queensland say beards block 90 to 95 percent of all ultraviolet rays from making contact with facial skin. To that, we say, what about the rest of the face? does a beard really take up 95% of a person's face??
So, what kind of scientific study did they do? Get a load of these shenanigans:
'Researchers reportedly left several mannequins in the sun – some with beards, and some without. Those with the beards reportedly fared far better in the blistering sunshine than those without. The beard benefits don’t stop there, however – they can also catch allergy-inducing pollens and dust. And the website reported that shaving could lead to detrimental effects such as acne, ingrown hairs and bacterial infection.'
Sounds like a bunch of weaksauce findings not based on actual cancer rates to us!
Still, you could totally site it in your pro-beard arguments if you want! LOLz!
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