Fact: Beards Decrease The Chance Of Developing Skin Cancer


Lots of celebs out there grow beards. They grow them in the most unfashionable manner at times. Sure, some grow a beard and keep it looking awesome but for the most part, many men simply grow a beard out of sheer laziness. It also goes without saying that women in these bearded men’s lives may not agree with the facial hair. They may even go as far as complaining about the ungroomed beard.

growing beards can prevent skin cancer

Well, there are many Hollywood celebs that are fighting back for good reasons. They grow beards in order to protect themselves from getting skin cancer.

How do they do this? That’s simple, the facial hair is able to block the UV rays that cause cancer. According to an article, researchers based in Australia have determined that beards can block 95% of the rays that cause skin cancer to form.

One thing that they also determined was that beards will never be as safe as applying sunscreen, but they work. If you’re counting on your beard to protect you from developing skin cancer due to afternoon exposure, then you’re going to be in serious trouble.

It turns out that when the sun is typically highest, your beard is not as protecting as you’d think. You’ll need to wear sunscreen during those “high periods” if you want to protect yourself from developing skin cancer. The truth of the matter is quite simple. Although beards are helpful, they will not totally protect your skin from developing skin cancer.

The good news is that those who decide to grow a beard may be able to successfully protect themselves and look more attractive as a result of doing so.

Do I think beards are worth growing? Well, that’s a tough question to answer. I guess it really depends on who you ask. There are lots of people out there that have lots of negative things to say about beards. They claim that it causes oil to build up and skin irritation. Then there are people that claim beards are a natural way to protect yourself from environmental damage all while looking great.

I guess the bottom line is simple. If you want to grow a beard, do so out of personal want and not just to protect your skin. Regardless of the path you take, you best be ready to apply some sunscreen! If you’re still not convinced that wearing sunscreen and other skin care products to protect your skin is the way to go, then you need to do some research. I’m pretty certain that if you gave me just ten minutes of your time, I’d be able to point you in the right direction in terms of skin care and how to take care of your skin the right way on a daily basis.

Too many guys simply ignore their skin. They think it’s “girlie” to worry about these things and I’m here to tell you that they’re dead wrong. If Dwyane¬†Johnson and Hugh Jackman are worried, then you should be worried too!

Fact: Beards Decrease The Chance Of Developing Skin Cancer
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.