Here is why they are saying its healthy to have a beard...
#1.) Beards protect your face from the sun. Men with beards . . . or bearded ladies in carnivals . . . are exposed to 30% fewer UV rays on their faces.
#2.) Beards can trap allergens that might cause asthma attacks.
#3.) They keep water from leaving your skin, which keeps it moisturized . . . and makes a person's face AGE more slowly.
#4.) They raise your neck temperature, which helps fight colds
Sorry Ladies....we're gettin' hairy!!