Now I learn, though, that not only are these facial hairs stylish, but wearers of mustaches are actually healthier than their hairless counterparts. A recent article in The Washington Post spells it out for us.
Apparently there is a group of researchers that focus their studies solely on how much radiation we absorb, and publish their results in the journal "Radiation Protection Dosimetry." They claim that facial hair provides protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. In fact, facial hair reduces the exposure ratios to about one third of those to the sites having no hair.
I guess I don't have to be a scientist to understand that anything (clothing, hair, jewelry, sunscreen) that blocks the sun's rays from landing on my skin is helpful, so I was not at all surprised by the report.
So then, I suppose these guys have super-protection from those harmful rays:
|Not only is his upper lip healthy, so are his cheeks.|
|If the wind blows, do they knot behind his head?|
|This is just down right scary.|
1. Longer mustaches provide more protection than shorter ones.
2. Long beards outperform short beards.
3. Hair on the head is healthier than a bald head.
4. Long hair is preferable to short hair.
Help me folks - which style do you like?