Men with beards may be healthier, study says

February 20, 2013 12:14:51 PM PST
A new study finds men with beards may be a little healthier than those without.

A study by Australia's University of South Queensland says facial hair not only protects against the sun but also slows down aging.

According to researchers, a fuzzy face stops water from leaving the skin, keeping it moisturized. Thick beards also raise the temperature of the neck and may help battle colds, they say.