February 22, 2013
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas) – Last October, the town of Virginia City, Nev., was named the most bearded community in the entire United States.
And if a new study is to be believed, then Virginia City may also be one of the healthiest towns around.
According to researchers at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, beards serve a purpose far beyond making a fashion statement – they can prevent skin cancer.
The website New Now Next is reporting that beards block 90 to 95 percent of all ultraviolet rays from making contact with facial skin.