Beards Keep You Young, Healthy & Handsome!

  • He_Man

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    Apr 26, 2013 5:25 PM GMT

    As if we didn't already know this, but a new study has shown that beards keep you looking younger, makes you healthier and more attractive. I think this should answer the question if beards are hot or not.

    This does explain a lot. Like I've said before, don't trust a man that doesn't have a beard! icon_lol.gif



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    Beards Keep You Young, Healthy & Handsome, Says Science


    Gentlemen, they’re not just for hipsters and the homeless any more. While both dead sexy and totally awesome, beards are also a boon to your overall health. Researchers discovered that men with beards and moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to, instant handsomeness.

    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

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    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.

    Have you tossed your razor in the trash yet?

    To conduct the study, researchers left bearded mannequins, along with less attractive, follically-challenged ones, in the blistering sun of the Australian outback and then compared the amount of radiation absorbed by each.

    But don’t forget to take care of those blessed follicles; beards can also spread infection if not properly cared for and make consumption of certain foods (e.g. cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, falafel sandwiches—anything with hummus actually, bagel ‘n’ schmear, syrupy pancakes) rather laborious. Fuzzy-faced men would be wise to take advantage of beard wash and beard oil, essential tools for looking and feeling your beardy best.

    http://worldobserveronline.com/2013/04/15/beards-keep-you-young-healthy-handsome-says-science-2/
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    Apr 26, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Beards look good on white guys but not on black guyz.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 26, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    CharleyChase90232 saidBeards look good on white guys but not on black guyz.


    Oh, that I wholeheartedly disagree with...

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    Apr 26, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    Some of us just can't grow a beard even if our lives depend on it; I don't think we can be faulted for that...



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    Apr 26, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    I'm in that weird "not dating each other but I'm shocked its going this well so long" state with a guy who has this longer (not too bad- and well kept) beard and nothing is sexier to me. It's fun to grab ahold of and pull him in for a kiss icon_smile.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 26, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    Definitely agree on the handsomeness factor!
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    Apr 27, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    I've been trying to grow a beard since my early 20's! All I have to show for it is scraggly hairs! icon_cry.gif

    (I can grow a mean mustache though!)
  • BryUSC88

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    Apr 27, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    All I can do is a goatee. For some reason, a beard doesn't come in right.

    But on some guys, beards are smokin' hot!
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    Apr 27, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    As if we didn't already know this, but a new study has shown that beards keep you looking younger, makes you healthier and more attractive. I think this should answer the question if beards are hot or not.

    This does explain a lot. Like I've said before, don't trust a man that doesn't have a beard! icon_lol.gif



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    Beards Keep You Young, Healthy & Handsome, Says Science


    Gentlemen, they’re not just for hipsters and the homeless any more. While both dead sexy and totally awesome, beards are also a boon to your overall health. Researchers discovered that men with beards and moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to, instant handsomeness.

    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

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    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.

    Have you tossed your razor in the trash yet?

    To conduct the study, researchers left bearded mannequins, along with less attractive, follically-challenged ones, in the blistering sun of the Australian outback and then compared the amount of radiation absorbed by each.

    But don’t forget to take care of those blessed follicles; beards can also spread infection if not properly cared for and make consumption of certain foods (e.g. cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, falafel sandwiches—anything with hummus actually, bagel ‘n’ schmear, syrupy pancakes) rather laborious. Fuzzy-faced men would be wise to take advantage of beard wash and beard oil, essential tools for looking and feeling your beardy best.

    http://worldobserveronline.com/2013/04/15/beards-keep-you-young-healthy-handsome-says-science-2/


    somethin i knew all along....had to wait 20 years though before their popularity icon_cool.gif

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    Apr 27, 2013 4:26 AM GMT
    except whats on my head i'm not very hairy, arms, chest, face just not happening but hey i use sun block to my skin will stay healthy icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    Good find, OP. I'd feel differently if I was sweating my ass off in FL though.

    Friends in Seattle called it the "shaves occasionally" look. I can't say they did it to keep warm without triggering earth movement in the central midwest from the eye rolling. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    Even though I know I'd shave it off, I wish I could grow a beard. Right now all I can grow is a Fu Manchu/Mutton Chop combo.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 27, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    CharleyChase90232 saidBeards look good on white guys but not on black guyz.
    ha ha ha That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard in my life. Men and women both love my beard. One of my best friends loves it and so do my cousin and he hates facial hair. He has not had a mustache since high school.
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    God save the beard !
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 27, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    tuffguyndc said
    CharleyChase90232 saidBeards look good on white guys but not on black guyz.
    ha ha ha That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard in my life. Men and women both love my beard. One of my best friends loves it and so do my cousin and he hates facial hair. He has not had a mustache since high school.

    "Charley" is Southbeach....a white right-winger who was banned recently. This is his new troll acct.

    You'd think he'd remember that the pic he's using is of a black man with a beard. icon_rolleyes.gif
    ha ha ha ha I should have known that from the comment he made
  • AdventureTime

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    Apr 27, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    Although I have some scruff, I feel like the articles reasoning for why beards are a good thing was a far stretch.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 27, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    How would you know if you do not have one?
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
    I had tried growing out my facial hair a few times. Unfortunately, my facial hair has a reddish tint to it, that becomes more pronounced the longer it gets. It looks kinda odd with my dark hair.

    I do have a perpetual 5 o'clock shadow, does that count? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    Yeah I'm a fan of beards on guys, make me melt quick.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 27, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    dc0776 saidI had tried growing out my facial hair a few times. Unfortunately, my facial hair has a reddish tint to it, that becomes more pronounced the longer it gets. It looks kinda odd with my dark hair.

    I do have a perpetual 5 o'clock shadow, does that count? icon_wink.gif
    dude, i think that makes you look great. i have seen that look on a couple of buddies. i think it can be sexy
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    I've never made out with a dude with facial hair. *judging myself*

    (The "study" is kind of silly though.)
  • He_Man

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    Apr 27, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI've never made out with a dude with facial hair. *judging myself*

    (The "study" is kind of silly though.)


    No, the article was "silly." The scientific study conducted by the Radiation Protection Dosimetry printed in the Oxford Journal, is a real scientific study showing UV levels that the skin encounters with or without beards. Blocking out 90 to 95 percent of harmful UV radiation is quite a serious feat. Plus, from an evolutionary perspective, having facial hair as a protective barrier would make sense, especially with our early ancestors getting bombarded with harmful radiation and having no man-made protection for the skin.

    The benefits that the article pulled from the study, even though "silly," are still positive traits for having facial hair.

    THE RPD is as follows:

    RPD publishes peer-reviewed papers covering all aspects of personal and environmental dosimetry and monitoring for both ionising and non-ionising radiations. This includes biological aspects, physical concepts, biophysical dosimetry, external and internal personal dosimetry and monitoring, environmental and workplace monitoring and accident dosimetry and dosimetry related to the protection of patients.
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    ^ But it only blocks out the UV rays for a small part of your face. What good is that? Plus, you'd never see how nice the skin is underneath if you never shaved it off.

    But more importantly, no one offered to give me my first bearded make-out session. Let's stay focused here.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 27, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said^ But it only blocks out the UV rays for a small part of your face. What good is that? Plus, you'd never see how nice the skin is underneath if you never shaved it off.

    But more importantly, no one offered to give me my first bearded make-out session. Let's stay focused here.


    Okay, if you grow your beard out, then I'll volunteer, and we can engage in beard loving...

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    Apr 27, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    DudeInNOVA said^ But it only blocks out the UV rays for a small part of your face. What good is that? Plus, you'd never see how nice the skin is underneath if you never shaved it off.

    But more importantly, no one offered to give me my first bearded make-out session. Let's stay focused here.


    Okay, if you grow your beard out, then I'll volunteer, and we can engage in beard loving...



    Its like watching a pornicon_biggrin.gif