Beards are having a moment in the sun. It shouldn't shock you to hear that beards are pretty popular these days, but did you know that beards can also protect you from the sun, thus preventing skin cancer. Even better than that, the less sun you get means the less your skin looks aged, so our beard-boasting friends get a little boost to their youthful good looks. Yeah, beards are sexy.
But what does that really mean and how did scientists come to this conclusion? You didn't think we'd leave you hanging, did you? Of course, we'll dive into the how and why of this new research. You might even get some pictures of sexy beards along the way. So if you're the proud owner of a beard (or just the lover of a proud owner of a beard) make sure you keep reading to find out why beards are better.
Beards are pretty stellar.
Why do we love beards so?
via: GettyTo test the powers of beards, scientists at the University of Queensland left mannequins out to sit in the sun. Some of the mannequins had beards while others didn't. After leaving them in the sun, the scientists measured the radiation levels absorbed by each.