Me?  I've pretty much have had a beard/mustache since I was 16....just part of me, and the couple of times that I have shaved it off, I've been told----"Grow It Back!"

 

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According to a new study, beards keep you young, healthy, and handsome.

Researchers found that beards block 90 to 95 percent of UV rays, which slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Beards also reduce the effects of asthma because pollens and dust get stuck in beard – and stay out of the lungs.

Facial hair also retains moisture and protects against the wind, keeping you looking young and fresh-faced.

Beyond that, shaving is usually the cause of ingrown hairs and bacterial infections that lead to acne. (WorldObserverOnline.com)