In today’s climate, beards are regularly subject to controversy. One such example is a province in China that has just banned beards (and veils) out of fear of religious extremism. Another type of controversy altogether is that of a woman growing a beard. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) produce high levels of testosterone, leading to extra facial hair. One woman in the Bronx has decided to keep her beard out on display in hopes of helping others who suffer from the condition.

From there, we lighten things up with a roundup of celebrity beard news. Mark Hamill is keeping his beard, Jim Carrey’s beard may or may not find permanent residence on his face, and we say goodbye to Casey Affleck’s mountain man beard.

Finally, we’ve rounded up some killer tips on how to keep your beard healthy and looking good.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

How to shape your beard like a pro by making the best of your facial hair situation. (GQ)

Xinjiang, a province of China, has placed a ban on beards and veils. (Daily Titan)

Bearded and proud of it: a Bronx woman with polycystic ovary syndrome has finally embraced her facial hair after years of shaving. (Men’s Health)

Mark Hamill is keeping his Last Jedi beard because his wife digs it. (USA TODAY)

Is Jim Carrey now a full-time beardsman? The actor continues to maintain his big gray beard, which he grew for a movie role last year. (The Sun)

RIP Casey Affleck’s beard. (Vanity Fair)

4 ingredients to avoid in beard grooming products. (Zeus Beard Blog)

How to choose beard oil if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin. (Zeus Beard Blog)