Here's why you should make your next boyfriend a bearded one.
I have a bit of a confession to make: bearded guys make me weak in the knees.
So really, beards are rocked by Greek gods, rock stars, royalty ... Acne and folliculitis (hair-follicle inflammation) are oftentimes the result of shaving. His Beard Keeps Him Wrinkle-Free A beard is the fountain of youth.
This is because razors can irritate the skin and spread bacteria. His beard prevents him from rubbing natural moisturizing oil off his face and protects him from those bitter winds. Funny to think of it that way, but according to recent research from the University of Southern Queensland, a man's beard blocks up to 95 percent of the sun's UV rays and we all know that over-exposure to the sun means a higher risk of melanoma.
Alexander the Great decreed that soldiers could not have beards for fear that they would be yanked on in battle.
For the ancient Greeks, a beard indicated his maturity.
He's Trendy Maybe it's because of bushy-faced hunks like Ben Affleck and George Clooney.
Women tend to be attracted to older, worldlier guys and a beard is the perfect complement to that image.
Historically, growing facial hair is attributed to puberty and the onset of manhood.
The ability to grow a beard shows how men are becoming wiser, more mature and ready to make lots of babies, which of course makes our lady hormones go bonkers.
A man with a beard just seems sure of himself, all while maintaining an image of dark sophistication.
Maybe it's because of the growing popularity of No Shave November.