What is the SPF of your beard?


9 Responses to “What is the SPF of your beard?”

  1. Miche says:

    I hear it’s also a handy place to store snacks. 

  2. BeaverBeaver says:

    Randomly, today… after a brief moment of physical activity I grabbed a cold canned beverage from the fridge and put it to my brow, then the back of my neck, then my bearded cheek… I was amazed, nothing, not even the vague feeling of something cold next to my skin… I rubbed this can all over the bearded area of my face and felt nothing. I then understood what it meant to be an otter or a seal. BEARDS ARE FUCKING AWESOME.

  3. Aaron Swain says:

    That is an elegant looking experiment. I wonder if they ever named that 3-way mannequin head contraption.

  4. Boundegar says:

    Yes but how can I get my beard to cover the rest of me?

  5. simonbarsinister says:

    I’ve known this for years. I sunburn easily and even a day’s stubble will protect (some of) me from the sun. I guess it’s the shadow of the stubble as I move my face around with respect to the sun’s direction.

  6. Pedantic Douchebag says:

    My beard has toppled regimes. Before lunch.

  7. Paul Renault says:

    As a bald, bearded man, I’m acutely aware that beards provide protection against UV.  Just like the hair on the top of your head, when you have some.

    The only mildly annoying flaw in Tom Hank’s Cast Away, was at the end of the movie: He shaved his beard off, and his chin and cheeks were tanned.

    He should have a short, trimmed beard – it would have signaled that he was a changed man.

  8. Halloween_Jack says:

    I think that it would depend a lot on the beard’s color. Gingers would get no more protection from the sun than they do from this cruel, cruel world.

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